Tag Archives: data center consolidation

GAO: Federal Agencies Behind on IT Consolidation Savings

A Government Accountability Office report says federal agencies have largely not developed comprehensive plans to consolidate information technology systems under the PortfolioStat initiative, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes GAO identified 200 IT reform opportunities that could save agencies up to $5.8 billion through 2015. GAO’s savings projection is more …

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Federal IT Managers: $5.5B Cloud Savings Could Have Been $12B

While the federal government saved nearly $5.5 billion annually using cloud computing, federal information technology managers believe that number could have reached $12 billion, CRN reports. In surveying 108 IT managers and chief information officers, the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange found the government could have saved more if it had …

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Private Sector Board Calls for More Power to Defense CIO

The Defense Business Board believes Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai should have more authority over military and Pentagon agency CIOs, according to Federal Times. The board, consisting of private sector executives, recommended Takai have more authority to enforce policies for data center consolidation and cloud computing, according to the …

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Army One Piece of the Puzzle in Closing Data Centers

A quarter of the 800 data centers planned for closure by 2015 will come from the Army, but the service’s chief information officer said the closures are not about the centers themselves, but the data. At an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference, Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence said the …

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Federal Government Shuts Down Data Centers

The federal government plans to shutter more than 40 percent of its data centers over the next four years, with 195 centers closing at the end of 2011, the NY Times reports. Currently, 2,000 data centers operate around the country. In 2012, 178 data centers will close, with 800 centers …

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