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  • MN.IT Co-Authors National Report
    September 01, 2015 - The Office of Accessibility, a program of MN.IT Services, recently lent its expertise to a nationwide report published by the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) about accessibility requirements in IT procurement. Jay Wyant, the State’s Chief Information Accessibility Officer, co-wrote the report, Accessibility in IT Procurement, with representatives from Massachusetts and Texas.
  • State Email Interruption Resolved
    August 19, 2015 - August 19, 2015 — MN.IT Services has resolved the issue that temporarily interrupted state email service today. State email services are now working properly, and emails from outside the state’s Microsoft Exchange email service will now be delivered without interruption. The service is now fully back online.
  • State Email Interruption
    August 19, 2015 - At approximately 1:00 am today, the State of Minnesota began experiencing an issue that is impacting Microsoft Exchange online email service for approximately 50,000 state email accounts, including state agencies, some cities, counties and schools.
  • National Poster Contest Winner
    June 11, 2015 - MN.IT Services is proud to announce that one of this year’s state winners of the Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster Contest is named a national winner. The National Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) announced that 5th Grader Grace Schafhauser from Transfiguration Catholic School in Oakdale is a winner in its Cyber Security Awareness National Calendar Contest.
  • Accessibility Awareness Day
    May 21, 2015 - Every citizen has the right to an accessible government. With this, the State of Minnesota joins a worldwide effort in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day to get people thinking and talking about digital (web, software, mobile) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
  • Contest Winners Awarded
    May 01, 2015 - Winners of the Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster contest were honored by MN.IT Assistant Commissioner and State Chief Information Officer Chris Buse at recent school events.
  • Accessible Government
    March 26, 2015 - Can everyone navigate your website? Nearly 20 percent of the population has a disability, which can make it difficult for them to access the internet. Using accessibility guidelines when developing your website helps make it possible for anyone – regardless of ability – to use it.
  • Minnesota Geospatial Commons
    March 18, 2015 - The Minnesota Geospatial Commons is a collaborative public website where publishers can share, and users can access geospatial data, maps, services and applications. These resources allow us to see, analyze and interpret data to better understand relationships, patterns and trends. The site is administered by the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo), a program of MN.IT Services.
  • 2015 Poster Contest Winners
    January 29, 2015 - MN.IT Services is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Minnesota Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.
  • 2015 Kids Safe Poster Contest
    November 18, 2014 - The Kids Safe Online Poster Contest, sponsored by MN.IT Services, offers kids the chance to creatively explain cyber security and to have those efforts nationally recognized.
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