Iowa is beginning to consolidate its IT infrastructure according to a new executive order signed by Governor Culver on Friday. The order outlines the steps the state will take to streamline its IT operations and look for ways to cut costs. The Governor claims that the planned outlined in the order draws on best practices from other states that have already consolidated their technology infrastructure.
So far, more than 27 states are working on ways to streamline their technology by consolidating processes, and shrinking data centres as a means of saving cash. For it’s part Iowa involved the Departments of Management and Administrative Services which worked closely with other state IT CIOs and national technology experts, such as the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for State Innovation, to craft the provisions of their consolidation action plan. The project is projected to save Iowa taxpayers more than US$26.8 million over the next five years.
Source: Civ Source