Jim Butler

How collaboration led to a better cloud in California


When California officials were looking to build a new cloud offering, collaboration between the CIO and CPO ended up critical to the project's success.

California CPO: the challenge of purchasing cloud


One of the biggest challenges these days facing state procurement directors is how to acquire cloud computing and other emerging technologies as the procurement processes of the past are no longer adequate, says Jim Butler, deputy director of California’s Department of General Services and the state’s chief procurement officer.