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Chicago CIO's IT revival plan includes the cloud

Patrick Thibodeau | Jan. 15, 2013
Chicago this month disclosed that it plans to use Microsoft's cloud services to deliver email and desktop applications to some 30,000 employees, part of a significant effort to improve the city's IT operations.

He has master's degrees in criminal justice and computer science, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in criminology at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Goldstein adamantly rejects the idea that government work is not as desirable as private-sector endeavors.

"One of the things that drives me crazy is this idea of 'good enough for government work' -- that is not OK," he said. "I am going to raise the bar really high. I don't want people pointing to IT as inhibiting business; it should be enabling business."


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