Hawaii News Now
March 1, 2013
By Teri Okita
Antiquated, unstable, and overdue for a major failure.
The state’s first-ever, full-time Chief Information Officer warns that Hawaii’s government technology and computer systems lag decades behind where we should be – leading to costly mistakes and inefficiency.
The good news, though: plans are in place to move state government from the dark ages to the digital age.
They’re pushing a lot of paper at the state government data center in Honolulu – somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 million papers processed each month! “We are overdue for a major failure because you cannot survive like this,” says Hawaii C.I.O. Sanjeev Bhagowalia. “I think this is just Russian roulette, what’s happening here.”