|By Business Wire||
|December 5, 2013 07:01 AM EST||
OpenRange, an Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) program that provides Oklahoma State agencies and affiliates access to shared IT resources, will have the first annual OpenRange RoundUp on Dec. 11 at the NCED Conference Center and Hotel in Norman, Okla. Registration is free for all Oklahoma state agency and affiliate employees. To register, visit openrange.ok.gov.
“OpenRange provides access to the combined purchasing power of all educational institutions and their affiliates, enables schools to provide existing technology services more efficiently, and provides the ability to expand those services quickly and cost-effectively,” said Alex Pettit, Oklahoma Chief Information Officer. “RoundUp will allow state affiliates and agencies to pow-wow on available state contracts. If enough affiliates participate, Oklahoma could see substantial cost savings of an estimated positive net present value of $8.3 million.”
The RoundUp will help to educate State of Oklahoma agencies and affiliates on shared technology resources and information technology procurement contracts with exhibits, breakout sessions, keynote speakers and networking opportunities.
Keynote speakers for RoundUp will include State Superintendent Janet Barresi, State Representative Jason Murphey and Mike Merrill, Director of Marketing for ReachLocal. Representative Murphey will discuss the importance of shared service opportunities for state and local government such as the OpenRange program.
OpenRange RoundUp exhibitors includes CA Technologies, Funds For Learning, HeW, Inc., Lumenate, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Municipal Accounting Systems, Mythics, OK.gov, The Persimmon Group, SalesForce.com, SHI and Standley Systems as well as other organizations including Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Central Purchasing Division, Employees Group Insurance Division and OneNet. To view a full list of exhibitors visit the OpenRange website at openrange.ok.gov.
OpenRange, a voluntary State of Oklahoma program, was introduced in February to provide Oklahoma state agencies and government affiliates access to shared technology services and procurement contracts. Government affiliates can be defined as any government organization that accepts tax revenue outside of the 132 executive branch state agencies. Types of government affiliates can include school districts, vocational schools, universities, libraries, museums, public and veterans affairs hospitals, county clinics, sheriff offices, police departments and city municipalities.
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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