Information Systems

Data Center & Hosting Services

DIS is tasked with developing a plan to maximize the capacity of the state’s data center assets, unify the IT infrastructure to better streamline state government, reduce costs and energy consumption and improve service delivery and efficiency across executive branch agencies.

This important, multi-phase initiative was launched June 29, 2017. Its long-term strategic mission is to:

  • Help ensure that sensitive citizen and government data, managed and maintained by the state, is housed in a highly secure location,
  • Strengthen the security of state IT operations,
  • Create a more robust statewide cybersecurity program and
  • Enhance the state’s continuity of operations and disaster recovery capabilities

Stakeholders of the Data Center Modernization (DCM) initiative may visit this page to locate important information needed to conduct a thorough assessment of the IT landscape in Arkansas.

Documents & References

DIS Pull Team: Data Center Optimization Initiative

James Coyne501.682.4207James.Coyne@Arkansas.govEnterprise ArchitectDCO Project Sponsor
Mike DCO Project Manager
Amy Buss501.682.4022Amy.Buss@Arkansas.govChief Financial Officer
Brian Fortson501.682.4034Brian.Fortson@Arkansas.govEnterprise Operations Division Director
Donnie Matthews501.682.3038Donald.Matthews@Arkansas.govCustomer Relations Senior Manager
Missy Morehart501.682.2653Missy.Morehart@Arkansas.govEnterprise Applications Manager


To receive your AIMS Push Team Questionnaire please contact:
Mike Moran
Email: Michael.Moran@arkansas.Gov
Phone: 501-682-5109

Push-Pull Kickoff

DCM Project Interview VTC Video
Push-Pull Kick off – Opening With Deputy Director Carder Hawkins Video
Push-Pull Kick-Off Collaboration/Responsibilities Video
Push-Pull Kickoff – Customer Feedback with Larry Tate Video
Push-Pull Kickoff – Schedule – Jim Coyne Video
Push-Pull Kickoff – Data Gathering – Missy Morehart Video
Push-Pull Kickoff – Fiscal/Procurement/Contract Questions Video
Push-Pull Kickoff – Questions and Closing Video

Letter from Governor Hutchinson to Agency Directors 6.8.18  
Push/Pull Team Responsibilities 

Published 06/07/2018

Upcoming Events

Coming soon.

Past Events

July 6, 2017, 1:00 pm CST High Detail – Data and Voice Collection
Data And Voice Data Collection:

Data Center & Hosting Services

DIS manages the state data center in a secure, 12,800 square feet environmentally controlled area. The data center is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. In order to meet our current strategic goal of Operational Excellence, we work to provide consistent availability of the state data center and the systems hosted on the data center floor. DIS currently offers data center and hosting services, including Mainframe services, Windows, UNIX, and Linux server hosting, Exchange email, SharePoint services, and more.

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