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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PRESENTATION ON TECHNICAL DEBT FROM TERI TAKAI, VICE PRESIDENT OF E.REPUBLIC

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date Jan 25, 2022      
Location SCR 352



Presentation on Technical Debt from Teri Takai, Vice President of e.Republic - Committee Discussion Only


10:05:09 AM  
The meeting was called to order by Chair Titone.
10:06:11 AM  
Teri Takai, Vice
President of e.Republic, the Center for Digital Government's Digital States
Performance Institute, and the Content Studio, gave a presentation on technical
debt.  The presentation can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/technical_debt_presentation_for_co_legislature_1_25_22.pdf



Ms. Takai explained
the goals for information technology in the state.  She then explained
what the term "technical debt" means, and what the various elements
of technical debt are- aging infrastructure; aging software that supports
agencies; and, aging software that supports citizens.  Ms. Takai explained
to the committee why technical debt is important, and the impacts of technical
debt.  She also explained to the committee how technical debt is evaluated,
and what factors contribute to that evaluation.  Ms. Takai spoke about
the technical debt lifecycle.  
10:23:16 AM  
Ms. Takai responded to questions from the committee regarding hardware leasing and cloud technology leasing agreements. She offered to provide the committee with samples of leasing agreements.
10:26:36 AM  
Members of the committee
inquired about capital expenditures versus operating expenditures.  Ms.
Takai explained that there needs to be a shift from an accounting perspective
to a year over year expenditure format.  She also spoke about the
benefits of leasing versus buying, and how there are now companies that
provide a hardware/switching service, providing more potential flexibility.
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