To provide affiliates in the State of Oklahoma access to shared IT resources. OpenRange establishes road maps for collaboration and innovation to help state affiliates reach IT goals in an ever-changing technology landscape.
OpenRange provides shared information technology services and shared information technology procurement contracts for government affiliates in the State of Oklahoma. Governor Fallin introduced OpenRange, a voluntary state program, in February 2013.
OpenRange helps to connect state affiliates to vendors awarded Oklahoma statewide contracts for information technology products and services. There are numerous affiliate groups who can use this program including organizations in K-12, higher education, healthcare, public safety, municipalities and other similar organizations.
OpenRange was designed to help communicate and educate state affiliates about available statewide information technology contracts and services. We will continue to specialize our products and services to better meet specific technology needs of all affiliate groups. Visit OpenRange Contracts for a list of current statewide contracts.
Interesting Oklahoma Fact
Oklahoma has a rich heritage in ranching. Open range was our first contemporary ranching practice and allowed livestock to roam and graze freely – only confined by natural barriers. It gave rise to spring and fall roundups, when cowboys from various ranches combined efforts to gather the animals, sort them by brand and herd them back to their respective territories.
The practice of open range ranching avoided artificial obstacles, encouraged collaboration and produced strong, resilient animals capable of surviving the harshest of environments. This practice epitomizes the goals for shared information technology services in the State of Oklahoma.