The New Office of Information Technology (OIT) Communication
By Kathy Record, Associate CIO
Although the new Office of Information Technology was just formed approximately six months ago, so much has transpired since then it feels as though OIT has existed for years. Over the past six months, I’ve observed everyone working very hard to communicate frequently, appropriately, and to the right audience. Even with everyone’s good efforts and intentions, the most frequent request we receive from our customers is requests for additional communications.
In the interest of improved communications, we are pleased to announce that OIT will initiate a bi-weekly news update beginning today. The intent of the communications is to provide status of major projects, a schedule of up-coming events of interest to IT staff, and other technology-oriented items that may have an impact on our efforts.
OIT is changing rapidly as an organization. Changes include how services are provided, how projects affecting the enterprise are initiated, and re-constructing the way in which we provide services. Thus we have initially created a listserv consisting of interested readers. An email will be sent to members on the listserv on a bi-weekly basis consisting of a summary paragraph of current topics of interest. If you have an interest for a more in-depth description, you can click on the URL provided to take you to a site containing the full article. Everyone is invited to subscribe to this listserve, so please forward this along to any of your colleagues who may not have initially received it.
Our future plans consist of adding other features such as a blog (web log), and the option of readers using RSS (Real Simple Syndication used for distribution to Web users). If you have suggestions for topics, articles, or new features to be included in this publication, please email them to OIT-Newsletter@maine.gov. OIT believes that the success of this publication will be directly proportional to staff participation in this effort.