Data Center Co-location Policy
Current Version , Nov. 4, 2010 (PDF).
All state agencies will submit to OET a five-year plan to meet the November 4, 2010 data center directive issued by the State CIO and Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget regarding the co-location of all state systems and applications. This policy designates Data Center Co-location Services as a utility service for all executive branch agencies.
Communications and Collaboration Utility Service Policy
A June 25, 2010 memorandum from the Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget declared communications and collaboration tools, including email, SharePoint, and other collaboration features, to be utility services for all executive branch agencies. This policy was in response to the Laws of 2010, Chapter 215, Article 12, Section 31. "By establishing these services as utility, efficiencies will result in both immediate and long-term savings."
The policy continues, "Enterprise email provides a single communications platform to reduce costs and increase services. The SharePoint software application service provides a common approach to collaboration and document management that will be easier for users and reduce costs for everyone. Office Communication Services provide common video, voice, and instant messaging services at less cost with greater flexibility."
The State's utility service is Enterprise Communications and Collaboration (EUCC), provided centrally by the Office of Enterprise Technology.
Internet Protocol Telephony (IPT) Policy
A June 25, 2010 memorandum from the Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget declared Internet Protocol Telephony (IPT), to be a utility service for all executive branch agencies. This policy was in response to the Laws of 2010, Chapter 215, Article 12, Section 31.
IPT, provided centrally by the Office of Enterprise Technology, is a software application for delivering telephone services over the internet. "By establishing IPT as a utility service, agencies that are not currently using OET-provided IPT will migrate to the service, resulting in savings due to the increased volume and operational efficiencies."
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