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Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo speaks during a videoconference

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo recently participated in a videoconference sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Health. Health officials representing more than 30 states joined together to discuss advancements in videoconferencing technology.

Demand for videoconferencing services to skyrocket
By KEVIN KINNAIRD
FRANKFORT, Ky. - As state government coffers tighten amid tough economic times, the demand for videoconferencing services is expected to double within the next year, a state technology official said.

State’s new network expansion, design key to preventing downtime
By KEVIN KINNAIRD
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new design in the state’s expanded fiber-optic network will soon prevent widespread data disruptions to state offices should the cabling ever become compromised, an official said.

Agencies to reap savings from reduced computing costs
By KEVIN KINNAIRD
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Increased computing power and capacity on the state’s new mainframe computer will result in less computing costs for state agencies, according to Commonwealth Office of Technology.

State seeking ways to curb energy costs, become greener
By KEVIN KINNAIRD
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A leading specialist on GreenIT urged state officials to scale back printing and shut down workstations when not in use to see immediate energy cost savings and help the state become greener.

Kentucky Ranks 7th in 2008 Digital States Survey
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky has been recognized as the seventh most tech-savvy state government in the nation, according to the Center for Digital Government’s (CDG) 2008 Digital States Survey.
The biennial survey, which is in its eighth year of publication, is the original and only continuous survey of state
governments’ use of information technology. This year marks Kentucky’s highest ranking in the survey and its second
consecutive appearance in the top 10.

E-Transparency Web Site Goes Online
FRANKFORT, Ky. —  A mockup of Kentucky’s first e-Transparency Web site is now online and members of the public are being asked to make comments on its design.  “Kentucky’s Open Door” Web site has been designed as a one-stop venue where citizens can review how their tax dollars are being spent, as well as obtain other vital information about state-funded programs. 

New Statewide Partnership To Increase Cyber safety Education
Attorney General Jack Conway, Kentucky Child Now and the Kentucky Department of Education today announced a new partnership that will expand statewide cyber safety education efforts and teach adults to be online models, mentors and monitors.  

 

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Techlines Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  The demand for videoconferencing services is increasing as state government agencies look for ways to save money. How many videoconferencing hours are now being logged every month by COT?

Answer:  More than 1,800 hours are now being used every month, according to Derrick Ellis, network operations branch manager for the Commonwealth Office of Technology. That number is expected to double within the next year, he said.

 

 

Techlines Trivia Question of the Month
 

The demand for videoconferencing services is increasing as state government agencies look for ways to save money. How many videoconferencing hours are now being logged every month by COT?

(See the answer at the bottom of the page).

 

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