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Arkansas Focuses on Video Technology

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Arkansas Focuses on Video Technology to Increase Effectiveness, Mobility, Accessibility, and Efficiency of State Government Services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - September 29, 2011 Video technology is fast becoming the preferred option for organizations to communicate, teach, learn, and exchange ideas and information in a more efficient, cost-effective manner. The State of Arkansas is looking to embrace and harness the power of video technology through the creation of a state video network that will tear down geographical barriers to educational, employment, economic development, and entrepreneurial possibilities for Arkansans. Video technology also carries the capacity to deliver state government services with greater cost effectiveness, mobility, accessibility, and efficiency, through an environmentally responsible approach.

The State of Arkansas Video Strategy offers:
• Comprehensive overview of the strategies and objectives for the network
• Itemization of current video technology trends
• Requirements that video solutions must fulfill
• Summary of strategic objectives and initiatives
• Itemization of stakeholder needs
• Estimated timeline for completion

The plan encompasses the work of a State Network Focus Group representing a cross section of state government entities, including K-12 and higher education, which would access the service at different levels of connectivity and from different types of end-user equipment. Several steps toward the creation of a state video network have already been completed with training and educating existing users on some aspects of the system scheduled for October-November, 2011.

Questions about the development of a state video network for Arkansas may be directed to your DIS account representative at 501-682-9990.