Next-Gen IT EcosystemA Jefferson County Perspective          James Lindauer          Chief Architect        http://www.jef...
Agenda Background                      Jefferson County Architecture The Challenge                     Government Objec...
Jefferson County Background Local county government 540,000 citizens, 3,000 employees, 82 technology employees West of ...
Background Assessors and Treasurers from four major political jurisdictions in  the metropolitan Denver area have formed ...
The Challenge Business drivers for the projects:   The implementation of a new Assessor and Treasurer system   Courtroo...
The Challenge Implementation of an Enterprise Architecture solution that meets  business and technology needs of today, a...
Challenge
Project objectives Modern Tier 2 data center 99.74% uptime    New 10GE data center    New SAN Improved operational rel...
Project objectives (cont.) Save money through economies of scale Improve citizen services Consistent business processes...
Implementation Executive Approval for the Capital Improvement Projects RFPs submitted Subject Matter Experts reviewed v...
Implementation Modern Technologies    Data Center                   CISCO UCS (Less is more)       – Cisco Blade Center ...
Implementation 2nd Half 2007      1st Half 2008     2nd Half 2008         1sr Half 2009     2nd Half 2009     1st Half 201...
Implementation Majority of work involved internal staff Procurement process took longer than anticipated Support of ong...
Implementation
Results                    •   Service Management                Service-now                    •   Project Management    ...
Results Functional Benefits    Less Resources to Support Data Center    More Investment Dollars focused on Value / Busi...
Advice Looking back, what steps are you especially glad that you took, if  any?   Project Management Discipline   Gover...
Advice Be realistic about the COMMITMENT (cost, time and resources) Assess your CAPABILITY (skills) and CAPACITY Enjoy ...
Thank You  James Lindauer   Chief Architecthttp://www.jeffco.us
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  1. 1. Next-Gen IT EcosystemA Jefferson County Perspective James Lindauer Chief Architect http://www.jeffco.us
  2. 2. Agenda Background Jefferson County Architecture The Challenge Government Objectives • Business • Stack Residents Implementation Results/benefits Visitors • Technology Stack Advice Business Online ```` Services
  3. 3. Jefferson County Background Local county government 540,000 citizens, 3,000 employees, 82 technology employees West of Denver covering the foothills and mountains Fiscally conservative Innovative Creative Collaborative (shared services) Leader in many areas
  4. 4. Background Assessors and Treasurers from four major political jurisdictions in the metropolitan Denver area have formed a consortium for the purpose of acquiring new software systems to support their respective business operations. This consortium is made up of elected and appointed officials from Arapahoe County, City and County of Broomfield, City and County of Denver, and Jefferson County. (PTOC – Property Tax Officials of Colorado)
  5. 5. The Challenge Business drivers for the projects: The implementation of a new Assessor and Treasurer system Courtroom Expansion driving the relocation of IT Services to a different campus location Departments storing more data (audio, video, data) Implementation of a new C&R Recording system
  6. 6. The Challenge Implementation of an Enterprise Architecture solution that meets business and technology needs of today, and the future
  7. 7. Challenge
  8. 8. Project objectives Modern Tier 2 data center 99.74% uptime  New 10GE data center  New SAN Improved operational reliability and capacity Improved service delivery Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of technology Business agility (disaster recovery / provisioning)
  9. 9. Project objectives (cont.) Save money through economies of scale Improve citizen services Consistent business processes Collaboration, sharing of best practices Common technology, communication, information sharing Improve B2B processes Modernized business practices
  10. 10. Implementation Executive Approval for the Capital Improvement Projects RFPs submitted Subject Matter Experts reviewed vendor responses Selection of solutions that met the technical and business needs from an architecture enterprise perspective Cross-domain collaboration between technologists and business experts
  11. 11. Implementation Modern Technologies  Data Center CISCO UCS (Less is more) – Cisco Blade Center  Storage management EMC SAN / Data Domain Deduplication  Virtualization VMWARE 4.0 ESX  Flexible agile architecture  Cloud Solutions New Assessor / Treasurer implementation is in progress New Data Center - in progress 2010 New SAN - 2010
  12. 12. Implementation 2nd Half 2007 1st Half 2008 2nd Half 2008 1sr Half 2009 2nd Half 2009 1st Half 2010 2nd Half 2010 Vision Requirements RFP Mini Fit Full Fit Contract Gap Gap Implementation ``
  13. 13. Implementation Majority of work involved internal staff Procurement process took longer than anticipated Support of ongoing operational activities Vendors as partners Coordination
  14. 14. Implementation
  15. 15. Results • Service Management Service-now • Project Management Innotas • Job Applicants NeoGov Cloud • Performance Management EchoSpan • Election Results Clarity • Financial System • Community Services • Case Management Business • Property Valuation • Public Recorded Documents • Storage • Email Infrastructure • Virtualization • Laptops, Mobile Devices, Net books, Desktops • Network
  16. 16. Results Functional Benefits  Less Resources to Support Data Center  More Investment Dollars focused on Value / Business Needs  Effective and Efficient Storage Management  Reduced application server downtime due to virtualization  Improved service delivery by provisioning environments quicker  Standardized architecture resulting in less support issues  Increased capacity to manage business growth  Reduced $$$ maintenance costs, older equipment more expensive  Better services for citizens and county departments
  17. 17. Advice Looking back, what steps are you especially glad that you took, if any? Project Management Discipline Governance Structure Defining the Technical Operating Environment
  18. 18. Advice Be realistic about the COMMITMENT (cost, time and resources) Assess your CAPABILITY (skills) and CAPACITY Enjoy the JOURNEY Spend plenty of time in PLANNING and DESIGN
  19. 19. Thank You James Lindauer Chief Architecthttp://www.jeffco.us
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