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Texas Governs in the Cloud

Oracle Customer Viewpoint—State of Texas

Cloud-Enabled State Services

As the first US state to govern in the cloud, Texas relies on Oracle to help 28-plus agencies deliver services to nearly 30 million citizens.

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Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

My Government, My Way

Inspired by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Texas has created the first US state digital government of the people, by the people, for the people.

‘My Government, My Way’ is a private cloud platform that grants Texas citizens direct access to state government services from any device, in any location, at any time they want.

Texas is the 1st US State Government to Deliver Citizen Services in the Cloud
Vision

VISION

Leadership as a Service

“Our vision is to help our agencies fulfill their missions—to deliver services in ways that are the most cost-effective for the state and most meaningful to citizens.”

—Todd Kimbriel, Interim Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Strategy

STRATEGY

Cloud First

“We saw that the pure cost of doing business for the state could be significantly less by managing government services in the cloud. It is for this reason that the ‘Cloud First’ bill came into being—and why the State of Texas adopted it.”

—Larry Gonzales, Texas State Representative

Larry Gonzales, Texas State Representative

TRANSFORMATION

Personalizing Digital Government

“Agencies that have moved to the State of Texas cloud have transformed the way they deliver services—a way that is in context to the citizen.”

—Todd Kimbriel, Interim Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

TECHNOLOGY

Engineered Platform for Government in the Cloud

“Our data center runs on Oracle Exadata, IaaS, DBaaS, and PaaS, enabling us to deliver IT infrastructure services for 28 state agencies.”

—Dale Richardson, Chief Operations Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

ROI

ROI

Quantifying Citizen Outcomes from the Cloud

“Texas state agencies are seeing 20 to 35 percent reductions in IT infrastructure costs by moving into our consolidated data centers.”

—Dale Richardson, Chief Operations Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

The Cloud helps 300,000 Texas government employees serve 30 million citizens in the most flexible and cost effective way.