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State Software is [not] dead!



For some of you, this blog post will be in the "TL;DR" category (Too Long; Didn't Read). For you, here's a summary of the key points:

  • State Software is Not Dead
  • The Current software is still a good value and serving districts well
  • The Redesign projects:
    • Are taking longer than hoped
    • Are making signficant progress
    • Will have some remarkable capabilities

Keep reading if you want the details.

My name is Roy, but I want to be Norm when I grow up.

For the last 10 years, when I've presented on State Software Migration Plan and the status of the USAS and USPS Redesign projects, I invariably encoun

EMIS Aggregations Wake @nwoca

As mentioned in my previous blog, the SSDT hosted a wake for the EMIS Aggregations.  The wake was in the form of free pizza (or subs for the East office) for NWOCA staff. I chose not to subject them to a speech...

End of an(other) Era: EMIS Aggregation Subsystem

For the first time in twenty years, the SSDT has not produced a version of the EMIS system on OpenVMS. In particular, we have not produced a version of the "EMIS Aggs" (formally, EMIS Aggregation Subsystem).  Tomorrow, the SSDT will be holding a wake for the system at NWOCA.

USAS/USPS Redesign Projects Status Update

At the OEDSA Fall 2010 Conference,  I presented an update to the USAS/USPS Redesign Projects.  The USAS-R project has been running since October, 2009 and the USPS-R project started in August 2010.

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