Federal IT managers detail progress on consolidating data centers and discuss the problems of moving applications to the cloud.
The cyber intelligence data center being built in Utah will gather and aggregate data on a variety of cyber threats and help defend Defense Department and civilian government networks.
Reductions to personnel, IT and major weapons programs are DOD's plans for cutting costs, which include consolidating data centers and moving to an enterprise e-mail system.
Agency managers might find it easier meeting the administration’s “cloud first” mandates than achieving some of the data center consolidation goals in OMB IT reform plan, which face significant challenges.
A legislative commission's recommendations include the use of shared services and the consolidation of IT operations, utility services and specialized applications.
As the economic downturn comes to roost in the public sector, IT managers have another, unavoidable incentive to innovate: Significant cuts in budgets and staff sizes while network demands, as always, are on the rise.
Data conslidation is a multiyear program spanning multiple administrations and CIOs, so it must be embraced as a strategic agency program, says Aglliex's Bob Otto, former USPS CIO. But nothing else will have as broad and lasting an impact.
Feds are hoping for big savings through data center consolidation, but there's more to it than is first apparent.
A survey of federal managers who are responsible for agency purchasing decisions reveals their thoughts about energy.
Many public- and private-sector IT managers are getting the message: Energy-efficient IT programs are good for business, according to a new report by CDW Government.
The government's data center consolidation initiative, which should ramp up in January, could have an interesting ripple effect: A spike in the use of open-source systems.
A type of contract aimed at increasing energy savings could be a solution for cash-strapped agencies eying data-center consolidation, conference speaker says.