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NASCIO All-States Briefing: Kentucky Department of Education Moves to the Cloud

  • 13 July 2010
  • Author: Mike Cooke
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Many state CIOs are evaluating the options for migrating state e-mail and other productivity tools to a hosted environment. This is hot topic among NASCIO state members. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), a recognized national leader in K-12 education technology, has recently migrated to a hosted cloud solution for e-mail and collaboration. KDE selected Microsoft [email protected] to bring 21st-century communications and collaboration tools to more than 700,000 students, faculty and staff statewide. The cloud-based service has already been rolled out to more than half a million people in one of the largest cloud deployments and fastest migrations of all time. The system is expected to save the state $6.3 million over four years in operational costs.

Moderator: Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director


  • David Couch, CIO and Associate Commissioner of Education Technology, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Chuck Austin, Product Manager, Office of Education Technology, KDE
  • John Logan, Infrastructure Engineer, Office of Education Technology, KDE


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About The Enterprise Architecture Program

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.

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Enterprise Architecture Development Tool-Kit v3.0

October 2004

The enhancements in the third version of the Tool-Kit result from the expertise and continued dedication of enterprise architecture practitioners from all levels of government and the private sector. Version 3.0 incorporates an updated governance architecture framework with added roles and responsibilities and a focus on multi-level communication. Process models with explanatory narrative are included for governance and the architecture lifecycle. The Tool-Kit also includes fully populated security domain and application domain blueprints.