Data Privacy Day 2020: Five Things You Should Knowhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/871Information Technology Services1/28/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/871/Newsroom_ITS_009.pngData Privacy Day 2020: Five Things You Should Know<div class="ExternalClass7E10D773AB834345BE04BD6D9057AAFE"><html>On Data Privacy Day 2020, Phoenix joins the <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Nati</span><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">onal Cyber Security Alliance and encourages</span> residents to "own their privacy" by learning how to safeguard personal data online. Visit <a href="https://staysafeonline.org/dpd20-live/" target="_blank">staysafeonline.org​</a> for live coverage starting at 11 a.m. MST and consider the following tips every day. <br><br> <div><strong>Know the Risks of Public Wifi. </strong>These days free, public wifi is available nearly everywhere. Unfortunately, where there is public wifi, there are potential hackers waiting to gain access to the data in your device. Safeguard your data by using a virtual private network (VPN) whenever connecting to public wifi. VPNs offer online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Turn Off Built-In Cameras and Microphones.</strong> Data Privacy Day is a great reason to do a camera audit on your phone. Go to your settings, look at the apps on your phone, and disable specific ones from accessing your camera if it is not necessary. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Check Your Privacy Settings</strong>. Privacy settings are just as important as locking the front door of your home! Ask yourself: Do you need to have your location turned on? Which apps have requested access to your camera? </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Update Device Software Regularly</strong>. Have you received another software update alert? One way to safeguard your personal data online is regularly updating the software on your devices. Among other things, software updates are released to address security issues when they occur. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Enable Two-Factor Authentication.</strong> Add an extra layer of protection to your desktop and devices by enabling two-factor authentication. Requiring multiple verification to access your social media & financial accounts help to prevent unauthorized users from getting your data. </div> <div> <br>​<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/itsNewsinformation-technology-servicesITS
Phoenix Partners with ASU, Amazon on Innovationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/856Information Technology Services1/23/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/856/ASU CIC Innovation Challenge.jpg Phoenix Partners with ASU, Amazon on Innovation<div class="ExternalClass6522C621A33F4AAA82E268D4FA2E088B"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​On Tuesday, January 21, city of Phoenix stakeholders participated in Arizona State University’s Smart City Innovation Center Challenge. The all-day workshop allowed department representatives from Human Services, Street Transportation, Public Works, Water Services, Communications, Neighborhood Services, and Information Technology Services to explore ways to provide improved citizen engagement services to people who live, work, and play in Phoenix. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">This is the first step in an exciting partnership with ASU’s Smart Cloud Innovation Center (ASU CIC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to better understand residents’ needs and develop creative solutions through technology. With ASU CIC and AWS, talented technologists will work with City leaders to develop bot technologies to ignite digital engagement for Phoenix residents and visitors. </span> </div> <div> <br> <br> </div> </html></div>Newsinformation-technology-servicesITS
Phoenix Technology Team Visits Grand Canyon University https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/843Information Technology Services1/21/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/843/Newsroom_ITS_003.jpgPhoenix Technology Team Visits Grand Canyon University <div class="ExternalClass0F9CFDBD0DF64ED69D242B20595F8C59"><html> <p>​​</p><div>City of Phoenix technology leaders value the importance of developing relationships with community partners and academic institutions, not only to collaborate around innovation, but to connect with high-quality IT professionals entering the workforce. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Recently members of the Information Technology Services (ITS) ma​nagement team visited with ​leaders from Grand Canyon University (GCU) to learn how the school is developing the future technology workforce and engaging local employers through strategic initiatives. The team is exploring next steps with GCU as it considers capstone projects, internships, and other career connections with students. </div><div><br></div><div>ITS will participate at GCU’s upcoming engineering and technology job fair on Friday, January 31. </div> </html></div>Newsinformation-technology-servicesITS
City Joins Microsoft In Saying Goodbye to Windows 7https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/848Information Technology Services1/15/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/848/Newsroom_ITS_005.jpgCity Joins Microsoft In Saying Goodbye to Windows 7<div class="ExternalClass51313A725DC64246B191248EC85C075F"><html> <p> ​Information Technology Services (ITS) and technologists across the City worked hard for nearly a year to migrate over 14,000 PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 by the Jan. 14, deadline.</p> <p>Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7, which means to maintain the City's IT security, all Windows 7 computers had to be migrated to Windows 10. The migration is an example of a true citywide collaborative partnership. </p> <p>“A lot of people worked hard to make sure most people didn't feel the impact of the switch," Andy Shurtz, IT Project Manager said. </p> <p>After months of citywide workshops, countless working hours, close communications across multiple departments and collaborative group problem-solving sessions, the project successfully reached its goal of migrating or having a mitigation plan for 100 percent of known PCs throughout the City. </p> <p>Department collaboration included the Windows 10 team working with talented staff from Water, Police, and Public Works who served as temporary system center configuration managers. The City Clerk's office loaned space to manage the project's inventory and Courts was 100 percent migrated before the project formally began. ​</p> <p>“Honestly, [this was] the best experience I've had working on a citywide project," IT Service Manager Gabriel Morales said. </p> </html></div>Newsinformation-technology-servicesITS
City of Phoenix CIO Named to 2020 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/748Information Technology Services7/30/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/748/Matthew Arvay Business Transformation 150 Award 2019 - Copy.jpgCity of Phoenix CIO Named to 2020 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 <div class="ExternalClass63E4057196934937BC81BE3AFAC067E2"><html> <div>Matthew Arvay, chief information officer (CIO) for the city of Phoenix, has been recognized by Constellation Research on its <a target="_blank" href="https://www.constellationr.com/business-transformation-150/2020">2020 Business Transformation 150​</a>, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the globe.<br><br></div><div>“To be in the company of influential and transformative global leaders from different industries is such an honor,” said Arvay. “As Phoenix establishes itself to become a Smart City, I am more motivated to find solutions to our community’s challenges through strategic partnerships and collaboration, and by leveraging technology and exploring different business models to realize efficiencies and improve our customers’ experience.” </div><div><br></div><div>Currently, Arvay is leading Phoenix’s first Smart City Strategic Plan, which will have a community-centric approach to implementing innovative solutions to civic challenges. Having only been with the city for less than three years, Arvay has led the Information Technology Services Department in modernizing the city’s foundational infrastructure by replacing the organization’s network that supports more than 12,000 telephones across 500 city locations, connected by approximately 300 miles of cables. </div><div><br></div><div>“Matt has worked tirelessly since coming to the city to find creative solutions to an ever-increasing demand from residents and employees to make smart use of technology to solve big problems,” noted Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher. “Good, coordinated use of technology is key to government transparency and access, and is a foundation of our success.” </div><div><br></div><div>The 2020 Business Transformation 150 identifies the world’s most influential executives across a variety of industries, including Arvay. Nominations from peers, industry influencers, technology vendors and analysts powered the six-month selection process. Each executive on the list demonstrates an understanding of how the business environment is transforming in response to digital and exponential technologies, and these leaders are actively preparing their organizations to excel during and after the transformation.</div><div><br></div><div>In addition to Arvay, the list of honorees includes C-Suite leaders from PepsiCo, Qantas Air, Kaiser Permanente, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Ikea. For a full list of executives, visit:<a href="https://www.constellationr.com/business-transformation-150/2020" target="_blank"> https://www.constellationr.com/business-transformation-150/2020​</a></div><div><br></div><div><strong>About the City of Phoenix, Information Technology Services:</strong></div><div>The City of Phoenix Information Technology Services Department provides and supports technology solutions to the municipal organization, which includes key business sectors such as Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Water Services, and the Phoenix Fire and Police departments. The department manages the Enterprise infrastructure, Enterprise applications, data information management and IT project management that help deliver services to the residents of the of the 5th largest city in the United States. Phoenix is the home of major companies, such as Banner Health, American Express, Honeywell, Mayo Clinic and USAA Phoenix, and has been named a Top 10 Digital City by Government Technology Digital Cities Survey. <br><br>​<br></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>​​</p> </html></div>Newsinformation-technology-servicesITS
Phoenix Deputy CIO Takes Center Stage During IoT and Smart Cities Conference https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/information-technology-services/751Information Technology Services5/20/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/751/Newsroom_ITS_002.jpgPhoenix Deputy CIO Takes Center Stage During IoT and Smart Cities Conference <div class="ExternalClassAE4FC2B9D89F4D0CA14B84FF633341F0"><html> <p>​As the fifth largest city in the country, Phoenix is engaged in a collaborative process to develop a roadmap and strategy to implement smart city projects that align with its leaders’ mission and goals. City of Phoenix deputy CIO Ajay Joshi presented an overview of Phoenix’s smart city and smart region initiatives during the Internet of Things (IoT) World and Smart Cities Conference in Santa Clara, CA this summer. <br></p> <p>Joshi, an IT leader with the City since 2012, was a featured panelist during a discussion on overcoming challenges and creating an intelligent, resilient city. He also delivered a session on charting the course to become a smart city and smart region during the May 2019 conference.​<br></p> </html></div>Newsinformation-technology-servicesITS



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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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