January 4, 2011 — Angel Santa, Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, was confronted with a challenge that is in front of many IT managers – handle your IT upgrade in house or reach out for assistance.
Santa’s solution was to upgrade two of Justice’s key systems in house. Santa explains his logic behind deciding to use his own staff to accomplish the drastic change.
The old systems had independent platforms which Justice had to transition to a common platform. In the past, Santa had to manage redundant services and made the move to services as a utility. Santa will explain how standardizing using cloud-based services helped him accomplish a difficult task.