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Why Is Government Still Using Windows XP?
On April 8 – one week before the annual tax filing deadline – Microsoft will no longer support its long-running operating system (OS) known as Windows XP. What that means is that Microsoft will stop all technical support for the software, including updates and security patches. Windows XP has been running since 2001, and has become the workhorse operating system for major enterprises, including all levels of government. Today, nearly 30 percent of the computers in the world still run XP, including 95 percent of the world’s automatic teller machines, according to NCR Corp. Nobody knows how many computers in government still rely on XP, but the fear is that far too many will still be using it when the deadline passes.
As Web's 25th anniversary approaches, 87% of U.S. is online
As the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web approaches, 87% of U.S. adults use the Internet, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
That's a significant change compared to the 42% of U.S. adults who had never heard of the Internet in 1995 -- six years after Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, introduced the idea of the World Wide Web.
March 12 marks 25 years since Berners-Lee made a proposal for an information system that turned into the Web.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the average government CIO isn’t able to spend much time dreaming up new projects. “Keeping the lights on” or “putting out fires,” whatever business-speak you prefer, tends to dominate the CIO’s work schedule.
This point was driven home yet again in a recent NASCIO survey: A third of respondents said they spend up to 90 percent of their time simply keeping the lights on. More than 40 percent said they spend as much as 75 percent of their time on such tasks. On the other hand, half of respondents said they spend one-quarter of their time or less on innovation, and almost 30 percent said they spend just 5 percent or less of their time on innovation-related tasks.
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Monday, May 26th
Friday, July 4th
TSET Day at the Capitol
Annual Memorial Marathon as Fundraiser
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