In its continuous effort to provide customers new technologies at equitable rates, the California Technology Agency, Office of Technology Services (OTech) announced new rates and adjustments for the current and next fiscal year. These rate changes are estimated to save OTech customers $21.3 million for fiscal year 2012-13 and $13.8 million for 2013-14.

Rate adjustments to OTech services were approved by the Department of Finance and are retroactively effective as of January 1, 2013, unless noted. Rate changes for fiscal year 2013-14 will be effective July 1, 2013.

  • Mainframe CPU (24.6% rate reduction)
  • Mainframe Disk Storage (79% rate reduction)
  • Mainframe Tape Storage (54.4% rate reduction)
  • OTech Fiber Ring (67% rate reduction)
  • California Statewide Government Network (CSGnet) Retirement Fee (25% rate reduction)
  • Secure File Transfer (23% rate reduction)
  • Tenant Managed Services (39% rate reduction, effective April 1, 2013)

OTech also announced three new service offerings for government customers:

Geographic Information Systems

The Geographic Information Systems service provides technologies using digital map data to connect vast amounts of information by their geographic locations.

Disaster Recovery for CA.Mail

The CA.Mail Disaster Recovery add-on service provides customers e-mail services in the event of a disaster at the primary OTech campus in Rancho Cordova. A backup site is standard practice for e-mail providers in order to ensure business continuity of e-mail services which are critical to State departments.

Mobile Device Management

The Mobile Device Management solution allows information technology (IT) administrators to manage Apple iOS, Android and Windows based devices. This service reduces the business risks by controlling and protecting the data and configuration settings with advanced capabilities. This cloud-based solution eliminates the need to purchase physical hardware resources or be burdened by patching or downtime.

The California Office of Technology Services (OTech) is one of three offices within the California Technology Agency.  It provides information technology services to more than 500 State, county, federal and local government entities. Through the use of a secure and state-of-the-art statewide network, OTech delivers a variety of services including computing, networking, electronic messaging and training, allowing governments the ability to provide streamlined, secure, cost effective and quality services to all Californians. More information regarding OTech service offerings and customer rates is available here.