September 10, 2009 By News Report
Texas Gov. Rick Perry named Charles Bacarisse presiding officer of the Texas Department of Information Resources and also appointed Richard Moore to the department. Bacarisse is vice president for advancement at Houston Baptist University and past chair of the Texas Online Authority. Moore is retired vice president of business and administration for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is also a past member of the University of Texas System Information Technology Strategic Leadership Council.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.