Message from OIT Leadership

Dear Customers,

Last quarter we included a survey in OIT Connections to identify which topics you would most like to read about in this newsletter. I’d like to thank those of you who took the time to respond! We learned that you are interested in learning more about training, new technology and Google. So in this edition we’re featuring information about a customized learning experience provided by our Google Program Administrator. We’re also offering our customers an opportunity to speak with experts about the Salesforce Colorado Program to more efficiently and elegantly connect residents with your services. Keep reading for more details!

If you didn’t get a chance to take the survey in the last edition, you can always send an email and let us know what you’d like to see in future editions of OIT Connections. Email us at oit@state.co.us



Suma Nallapati
Secretary of Technology & CIO
Google Training Coming to Your Agency!
Google’s G Suite provides the primary email, calendar and collaboration tools used by OIT customers and we want to ensure that you are getting the most out of it. That’s why we are putting together training based on your input. Please fill out this form and let us know what you would find most valuable!

OIT’s new Google Program Administrator Jessica Greene will be creating the learning program. Whether you’re new to Google, looking for a refresh on the basics, or are ready for something more advanced like Google Data Studio, Jessica can create a program to fit your needs. Click here to meet Jessica and find out how to get started.  


The Next Industrial Revolution
Salesforce Colorado Technology Day highlights the achievements, innovations and new technology concepts within the state of Colorado. This year, the focus is "Redefining Government in the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about connectivity; moving from waiting in line to government online. We’re seeing it already at state agencies. New technologies, new processes, and the transformation of applications. Join us to see how your agency can be part of the revolution to better connect Coloradans to the services they use every day. 
This event is free and open to public sector employees only: Register here!

Shrinking the Digital Divide
Access to high-speed internet - or broadband - is something that most of us take for granted. But in many of Colorado’s rural communities it is either not available or service is unreliable. The Colorado Broadband Office within OIT is working with the Governor’s Office to change that. In fact, the Governor recently signed SB18-002 which will accelerate the construction of broadband and provide up to $115 million over five years to expand availability to unserved or underserved rural areas of our state. The money will be distributed through the existing Broadband Deployment Board to broadband companies and rural electrical cooperatives who are working to provide innovative solutions to rural Colorado. With the passage of this bill the state is taking a significant step towards the Governor’s stated goal of universal broadband access by 2020.



Social and Safe
The latest news from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica may have you wondering about the data that you are sharing on social platforms. There are steps you can take to limit the data that third party apps can access. We’ve put together a couple of tips to help you get started.
Click here to take a look.