The State Auditor Elaine Howle last week released a report: State Agencies’ Computer-Generated Data Varied in Their Completeness and Accuracy, giving agencies mixed reviews on how reliable their data are for audit purposes. Read the full report here.
Women in Technology International (WITI) is hosting a special career event on November 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Speakers include Technology Agency Undersecretary Anna Brannen, Assistant Secretaries Kari Gutierrez and Mary Winkley and Deloitte Principal Roy Mathew. EMC Executive Ann Shook is moderating. The event is being hosted by Deloitte Consulting Services at 980 9th Street, 18th Floor in Sacramento.
Saying California is “ripe” for similar efforts to crack down on the use of pirated software, the coalition Protect California Jobs and Innovation has issued a statement in support of action taken by the Attorney General of Massachusetts to crack down on companies using unlicensed software to gain a competitive advantage. Massachusetts fined a Thailand-based seafood company $10,000 for using pirated software. PCJI is a coalition of California businesses, manufacturers, innovators, software and hardware solutions providers, workers, and individuals concerned about unfair competition from the use of stolen information technology.
In case you missed Christina Gagnier’s interview with Health Care Services CIO Chris Cruz, the department is switching from Blackberries to iPhones next year as they migrate to an enterprise email system. The switch will provide measurable savings for the taxpayers. Read more factoids and watch the video here. Stay tuned for more interviews with Gagnier who has signed on as Techwire host when she is not working her day job, managing Partner of the Internet, Intellectual Property and Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP.