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13 Illinois State Agencies Sign Enterprise Memorandum of Understanding

State agencies pledge to share data to provide better services to Illinoisans CHICAGO - Thirteen state agencies that are members of the State’s Health and Human Service enterprise announced the signing of an Enterprise Memorandum of Understanding (eMOU) for inter-agency data sharing. The eMOU will correct the many problems that arise from a lack of information sharing by state agencies. Th...
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Installation of Smart Meters in La Grange, IL

Commonwealth Edison - Installation of Smart Meters in La Grange - Summer, 2016 In 2011, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), providing $2.6 billion over 10 years to Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to modernize its electric grid. The Act provides for the replacement of 4 million existing electrical meters in all homes and businesses in northern Illi...
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Mayor’s Initiative Will Make Digital Skills Training Available at Nearly All Chicago Public Libraries

Mayor Emanuel Launches Connect Chicago Initiative to Help Close the Digital Divide in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a coalition of public and private partners today launched Connect Chicago — a civic leadership initiative to make Chicago the most skilled and connected digital city in America. Connect Chicago will expand digital skills training throughout the city, and to nearly all Chicago Publi...
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Springfield – Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape

New agency will lead digital transformation, increase inter-agency efficiency and improve delivery of services to residents and businesses SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner and State CIO Hardik Bhatt announced today the Administration is moving forward in the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and P...
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Edwin Ukpaby: Evolution of Healthcare Technology Processes

Interview Edwin Ukpaby - Great Tech Pros
Edwin Ukpaby, Healthcare I T Professional and CEO of Medix Systems Consultants, met with us to discuss how technology in the healthcare industry has evolved with healthcare business processes.   Excerpt from the Interview:   Wylie Blanchard: I T is at a point where we have to be more than "you tell me the problem and I'll fix it"and we have to look End to End, all the way thr...
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Springfield – Governor Consolidates Illinois’ Information Technology into New Agency

Department of Innovation and Technology will accelerate Illinois’ modernization SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-01 today to create the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The new state agency will transform the state’s information technology functions into one agency to provide better service to Illinois residents and businesses. Execu...
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Chicago Launches “Open Grid” to Help Residents Explore Their Neighborhoods

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology announced today the launch of OpenGrid A first of its kind website and mobile app that uses open data to let residents search for unique information and events happening around them. Using OpenGrid, residents can access data that is tailored to their location and needs, such as which city services are del...
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Bloomington-Normal to Become Gigabit Community

B-N to Become Gigabit Community MetroNet, one of the largest all fiber-to-the -premises providers in the Midwest, announced today that it plans to expand into the Bloomington-Normal market with construction activities commencing as soon as the Spring of 2016. Through MetroNet’s state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure, residential consumers will have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, int...
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Ed Fisher: Educational Foundation

In this episode of Great Tech Pros Ed Fisher, System Engineer and CEO of Ed Fishers and Associates, sits down with us to share what he has learned over his 30+ year career as a technology professional. Excerpt from the Interview:   Wylie Blanchard: What key certifications and/or degrees are prominent for networking and system engineering - I T careers? Ed Fisher: If it were my...
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