Commonwealth Technology News
COT launches Data Validation & Readiness Service
Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has launched a new service aimed at helping agencies clean up inaccurate and inconsistent data.
Using sophisticated tools, the new Data Validation & Readiness Service, administered through the agency’s Data Services Branch, can cleanse, standardize and validate IMS, DB2, Oracle, SQL, Access, xls, txt, and other data held by state government agencies regardless of its size or location. Duplicate records can be merged and matched with data pulled from other sources, and even transform that data so it can be understood by other systems, people or processes.
COT Donates 300 PCs to state agencies
Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has donated 300 used personal computers to nine state agencies in less than four months, an official said.
Joyce Brewer, branch manager of asset management at COT, said the used PCs were recently replaced during the agency's routine desktop refresh cycle that occurs every three years.
Luallen releases ‘Auditor’s Alert’ on lessons learned from Bullitt
County electronic payroll theft of nearly $416,000
FRANKFORT, KY (8-5-09) State Auditor Crit Luallen today released an “Auditor’s Alert” to all county governments regarding lessons learned from a recent Bullitt County Fiscal Court theft of nearly $416,000.
Governor Beshear Recognizes Kentucky High-Tech Award Recipients
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized more than 50 Kentucky researchers and high-tech entrepreneurs who have recently received funding from the Commonwealth. Since 2001, Kentucky has awarded more than $72 million through its high-tech programs, which have helped create more than 450 new high-tech companies, and deliver over 3,000 new high-paying and high-tech jobs for Kentuckians.
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