The California Department of Technology (CDT) is now offering Microsoft Office 365 (O365).  These new services, a CalCloud Vendor Hosted Subscription Service (VHSS), offer Microsoft Office Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)  Productivity tools, Email and Collaboration tools. Benefits include: Microsoft Office is licensed per user and can be installed across multiple platforms. The latest version of Microsoft Office…

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The California Department of Technology (CDT) CalCloud Vendor Hosted Subscription Services (VHSS) announced the release of the Invitation for Bid (IFB) for Human Resources Supplemental Tools on the Department of General Services bidsync on November 2nd .  This is the first VHSS procurement of a series of service offerings.  Additional procurements will be upcoming for…

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New Rates The California Department of Technology (CDT) announced the new rate structure for CalCloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). CDT renegotiated its IaaS contract with IBM, which sharply reduced the rates. Other changes include: additional security features, hybrid services, streamlined processes and more opportunities for vendors to be a part of CalCloud. Milestones Based…

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The Department of Technology clarified today that the CalCloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering (in cooperation with and managed by IBM) has implemented a security program which adheres with the framework dictated by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).  Through an in-depth process over the past 18 months, approximately 325 required controls, processes, and documentation…