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Enterprise Solution Services

The Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) division’s mission is to provide Texas state agencies with strategic information technology guidance built on enterprise architecture, standards, collaborative communities, and awareness of technology initiatives. 

Did you know that of the 4,130 business applications in use in Texas, over half rely on hardware and software technology that is considered obsolete or inefficient? 

This outdated technology is challenging to maintain and frustrating to use; DIR works with agencies to investigate true solutions to these issues. 

We'll work with you to find the right solutions to modernization efforts.

Outdated legacy systems are inefficient, cost more and use more resources to maintain.

Enterprise Architecture is

a map of an organization's production capabilities, where they interact, and where there may be redundancies.

Current ESS Projects

Application Portfolio Management
Application Portfolio Management (APM) is currently offered as part of the Shared Technology Services ServiceNow platform.
Application Portfolio Management
Legacy Modernization Strategy
The Texas Legislature charged DIR with developing a strategy to guide the state in legacy system modernization efforts.
Legacy Modernization Strategy
Texas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence
DIR is working directly with agencies to help them manifest their AI CoE.
Texas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence
Priority of Cybersecurity and Legacy Systems Projects (PCLS)
Report on agency projects for cybersecurity and legacy modernization.
Priority of Cybersecurity and Legacy Systems Projects (PCLS)
Texas Cloud Tiger Team
Fast-tracking cloud adoption and collaborative solutions.
Texas Cloud Tiger Team
Texas Technology and Business Community
Collaborate, experiment and innovate together to achieve customer satisfaction.
Texas Technology and Business Community
Application Development Center of Excellence
Accelerating modern application development
Application Development Center of Excellence

ESS Services

The ESS division provides services based on the enterprise architecture disciplines of business capability modeling, use case creation, requirements gathering, and related solution guidance. ESS provides technology assessments to Texas state agencies at no cost. 

Facilitating inter-agency collaborative communities 

The ESS team leads collaboration workshops, special interest groups, and discovery sessions with state agency business program owners and enterprise architects. These forums raise awareness of common needs and encourage discovery of solutions that work. Agencies that partner in joint solutions can leverage commodity or bulk purchases, shared resources, and reduced net investment of time and money. 

Texas Cloud Tiger Team

The primary goal of this technically proficient "volunteer army" was to help accelerate cloud adoption through increased collaboration between agencies, local governments, institutions of higher education, and 14 leading cloud vendors and industry organizations. The team is driving a new path in collaborating for a cause across process, people, and technology.

Providing solution architecture guidance 

These services include solution architecture guidance and mentoring, and the promotion of enterprise architecture practices. All guidance is informed by the tenets of the State Strategic Plan for Information Resources Management and makes use of various DIR enterprise service offerings (such as Data Center Services, Texas.gov, and Telecommunications) where appropriate.

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