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Procuring Technology as a Service Session 101: Defining "As A Service" and "Cloud" and How These Models are Emerging

The NYS Forum IT Procurement Workgroup presented this first in a series of four procurement sessions.  Geared to all levels of expertise, Defining "As A Service" and "Cloud" and How These Models are Emerging, was designed to start with the basics.  Subsequent sessions will build to an in-depth discussion and understanding of how our procurement models and techniques must change to keep up with this technology delivery model.

John Traylor, Executive Director for Operations at the NYS Office of the State Comptroller, welcomed attendees.  His opening remarks set the stage for the featured presentation and highlighted those to follow.  John commented on the importance of New York's public sector accelerating its understanding of procuring and using technology solutions as a service.

Robert Loomis, Deputy Comptroller and Chief Information Officer at the NYS Office of the State Comptroller and Kingsley Osei, Associate Counsel at SUNY System Administration, spoke to the basics of defining technology ?as a service? and explored the benefits of the delivery model and how it differs from more traditional IT delivery models.

Sessions two through three will be announced soon.
201 - New York State Public Sector Perspectives in Procuring Technology as a Service
301 - Best Practices and Challenges in Procuring Technology as a Service
401 - Case Studies in Procuring Technology as a Service