26 Apr '12, 8pm

NYC Loses Yet Another IT Head, Over Tech Project Problems

Let's hope Brian Digman, CIO of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and recently named as the state's Public Sector CIO of the Year for 2012, does better than Carole Post, the state's CIO of the Year in 2011 . Two weeks ago, Post announced that she was stepping down from her position as head of New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT ). The ostensible reason was that New York Law School, where she’ll be executive vice president and chief strategy officer, made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. But according to a New York Times article , Post repeatedly had her effectiveness called into question by Caswell F. Holloway, deputy mayor for operations. Over the past year, Holloway supposedly “voiced concerns about the cost of an upgrade to CityNet, the city’s internal data network; continuing problems and shortcomings ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/it/nyc-lose...

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