The Patrick/Murray transition team Technology Working Group (that’s a mouth-full) has an online community meeting planned for December 11th @ 7:00pm on BMG. How about we start pulling together a list of topics to cover?
The diary on the ODF battle with Microsoft is definitely a great place to start Will Open Source Software Get a Fair Shot in Patrick’s Administration?. But what other issues should be raised with the working group? Anyone have thoughts on opportunities for cost savings, new technologies that should be brought to bear, inefficiencies in the current system, etc.
One of my all-time favorite areas is telecom (yawn if you like telecom). There are always opportunities there to save some money and create some efficiencies. MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching), for example, is becoming more prevalent as the next generation of frame-relay and is already available from a number of carriers in the Commonwealth (except Verizon, of course). MPLS could be used to consolidate a significant number of voice and data circuits thus saving major dollars and simplifying management of the telecom infrastructure. Sorry if this is too techie but I thought it could be a good example. I’m sure the working group would like to hear other ideas (techie and non-techie) from the community.