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New Hosting Director

I am pleased to announce that Patrick Funk is the new Hosting Director for DTS. In this role Patrick will oversee the Hosting Operations organization at DTS. This organization reports to the COO, Dan Harmuth, and handles all enterprise hosting infrastructure tasks for DTS. In addition, DTS Hosting provides DevOps functions and enterprise database services.   Patrick has worked for the state for 18 years, most recently as the manager of the Core Cloud team, which manages the state’s hosting infrastructure operations. He has worked with nearly every agency in depth at one point or another over the years, and really […]

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New Boards and Commissions System

  In December 2022, a new upgrade to the Boards and Commissions application was rolled out. This project was a successful partnership between DTS and the Governor’s Office, and followed an in-depth review of workflow processes and procedures to identify areas of improvement.    The analysis involved customer interviews with both internal staff, agency staff and the general public that resulted in a detailed statement of work that could be followed by the development team. The end result was a much more current looking website, with better usability and a self-service approach for the application process.

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2023 Maps on the Hill is February 14

Utah’s Maps on the Hill exhibit will be held on February 14 in the Utah State Capitol Building Rotunda from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Maps on the Hill, a free event, is a great way to learn how current mapping technology is being applied to important issues across a wide range of disciplines including economic development, natural resources, infrastructure management, public lands and environment issues, efficient services delivery, and more.  Maps on the Hill is expected to draw many map exhibits from all levels of government, private sector firms, and higher education. Utah’s elected officials and […]

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New Assistant Division Director Tricia Cox

We are excited to announce that Tricia Cox has accepted a new position as DTS Assistant Division Director. We look forward to working closely with Tricia in her new role. As Assistant Director, Tricia will be instrumental in improving all aspects of DTS and helping us continue to provide exceptional service to state agencies. She will help coordinate and execute a variety of division initiatives. 

Tricia has substantial experience with DTS, most recently as the IT Director for the Department of Health and Human Services. Over the past year, Tricia’s teams have successfully completed huge […]

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Utah.gov Awarded Best Mobile Government Website of 2022

Utah.gov was recognized recently by the Web Marketing Association as the best mobile government website of 2022. The awards recognized Utah for “Content is designed to be decentralized, organic, and dynamic. Content relevant to each unique agency is created by thousands of different people without centralized constraints or processes.”   For almost 25 years, The Web Marketing Association has produced the annual WebAward Competition, the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.   See additional […]

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Scaled Agile Framework

DTS is implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as our project and service delivery methodology across the organization. SAFe is a set of industry best practices and organizational tools that will help teams plan work, manage change, and coordinate efforts. 

SAFe will help us:

  • Facilitate a culture of continuous planning and build quarterly plans that increase visibility and promote alignment
  • Identify dependencies and risks early so that they can be addressed before they impact our work

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Microsoft Office End of Life

Microsoft has indicated that they will no longer be supporting different versions of the Office suite throughout the next few years. Some agencies are currently using the products that are slated for end of life (EOL) in April 2023. The State currently has a number of machines with end of life (EOL) Microsoft Office products installed on them which require remediation. There are also Office products that are going to be expiring in the next couple of years that we want agencies to be aware of. We will be working with agencies in the coming months to determine a plan for migration.

The following are upcoming end […]

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Windows 11 Update

DTS is workin with agencies to adopt Windows 11 before Microsoft deprecates Windows 10 in 2025. We are working on a detailed plan and specific instructions for state employees in the coming months. You can see more information on the Windows 11 page on the DTS website. 

Windows 11 Adoption

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