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Utah Receives “A” Grade in Digital States Survey

The Center for Digital Government announced the state of Utah again topped the Digital States Survey. Conducted every two years, the survey evaluates states’ use of technology to improve service delivery, increase capacity, streamline operations and reach policy goals, and assigns each state a grade based on quantifiable results. 

 

This year, Utah exited the state’s main data center. Utah decommissioned, shifted to the cloud or physically moved more than 2,000 servers and more than 3,300 pieces of equipment. It also modernized, upgrading 10GB Internet to 100GBs and re-platforming systems. […]

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Utah Ranks Among Top States in Delivering Digital Government Services

The state of Utah has been a leader in delivering online government services and information for many years. That position was reinforced by the most recent rankings for state digital government services.

 

The Center for Digital Government ranked Utah second overall in the 2022 State Government Experience Awards. The Awards recognize progress and innovation in the delivery of online services in government at the state and local level. Utah has finished in the top three of the Center’s rankings every year the state has been eligible since 2006, and even claimed the top ranking in 2007, 2009, 2017, and […]

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2022-2025 DTS Strategic Plan

The 2022–2025 DTS Strategic Plan is available here. The plan provides strategic goals about how DTS will continue to be a valuable, secure, responsive, and innovative information technology (IT) partner organization, and direction to the state’s technology community. The plan presents technology trends […]

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Google Chrome Issue

Google recently updated its Chrome browser, introducing profile separation.

 

This update prevents inadvertent sharing of personal data with work accounts to make a clear distinction between work and personal items. This prevents personal bookmarks, history, and passwords from being synced into your @utah.gov account, and vice-versa.

 

If you use the […]

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Data Center Exit Project – May Update

We are heading down the home stretch on the data center exit project. This is the top priority for DTS and we are making steady improvements every day, including some major accomplishments over the past few weeks. 

We successfully migrated the state phone system and call centers, the mainframe, the print center, the automated firewall system, the application load balancer, and the majority of state building network connections to the Taylorsville data center. 

We continue to move production and database servers, which house all state systems and applications, to Taylorsville. We have successfully moved […]

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Data Center Exit Project – April Update

We are continuing to move forward with the data center exit project. This is the top priority for DTS and we are making steady improvements every day, including some major accomplishments last week. 

We successfully migrated the network from Salt Lake to Taylorsville over the weekend. This was a big milestone in the Data Center Exit project. We migrated 23 network firewalls from the Salt Lake data center to the Taylorsville data center. Thank you for your patience with outages during the migrations, and your willingness to help us test systems. 

We can now begin to move production servers, which house […]

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Data Center Exit Project – March 2022

We are continuing to move forward with the data center exit project. This is the top priority for DTS and we are making steady improvements every day. 

The plan calls for moving development and test servers to the Taylorsville Data Center starting on Monday, March 14.  Then we plan to move production servers to Taylorsville Data Center starting on April 11. 

We have completed approximately 37% of the server and system migrations as part of the data center exit. Some accomplishments include: 

  • DABC is 80% complete. The agency has migrated 21 of 26 […]

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Data Center Exit Project Update – February 2022

We are continuing to move forward with the data center exit project. This is the top priority for DTS and we are making steady improvements every day. 

Due to supply chain constraints, the project timeline has been impacted. The new target completion date is June 1, 2022. We will now be moving all the state servers and applications from February – May. Your IT Director will be coordinating with you on the updated schedule to identify when your specific agency applications, servers, and databases will be moved. 

We have completed approximately 25% of the server and system migrations as part of the […]

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Data Center Exit Project

DTS is working on a Salt Lake Data Center Exit project. We need to move from the current location at the Capitol complex as the facility is slated to be demolished. The data center houses the servers that host state agency IT applications and systems.

DTS will work to migrate the systems and applications with minimal downtime for state agencies. We will be working with all teams to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud or other options.

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DTS is now part of the Department of Government Operations

Effective July 1, 2021, the Division of Technology Services became part of the Department of Government Operations. This change is a result of the Utah Legislature passing S.B. 181. Alan Fuller is Director of the Division of Technology Services and Chief Information Officer. This change will not affect the way you work with the Division of Technology Services. See more at govops.utah.gov.

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