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Utah Streamlines Core Systems to Address Technical Debt

At the NASCIO Midyear conference, Utah CIO Alan Fuller outlined modernization plans and cloud migrations for major systems like health and human services and HR to lower operating costs statewide.

Utah CIO Alan Fuller
Government Technology/David Kidd
Legacy modernization ranks fourth on the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ 2023 survey of CIO priorities, and states are making major headway in upgrading major IT systems like unemployment, enterprise resource planning and taxes. Utah is no exception.

At the NASCIO Midyear conference outside Washington, D.C., this week, Utah CIO Alan Fuller talked about the technical debt the state has among its 1,600 applications and how upgrading core systems will hopefully reduce costs over time.

In addition to overhauling those health and human services applications, Fuller said Utah is currently finishing an RFP to upgrade its human capital management and payroll solutions as part of an effort to modernize its core ERP systems.
Lauren Kinkade is the managing editor for Government Technology magazine. She has a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and more than 15 years’ experience in book and magazine publishing.
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