The IT consolidation challenge: Meeting agency expectations

A panel of IT execs at a NASCIO conference says the challenges include determining how much agencies spend on IT and then meeting their expectations of service.

Smithsonian lab could set a standard for energy efficiency

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is making the Mathias Laboratory into one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the country.

Unified comm paves way for better schools, more telework

Delaware is linking its government offices and school districts via Verizon's advanced unified communications tools to prepare for data-center consolidation.

Administration plans to shutter 137 data centers this year

The Obama administration has released details data center closures set for this year. Which agencies will see the most?

Google's data may be secure, but is it clean?

A rare glimpse inside one of Google's data centers demonstrates the extreme security measures the business goes to to protect its data. But Greenpeace suggests that unlike Facebook, most cloud companies, including Google and Microsoft, aren't as open about their environmental practices as they should be.

Texas comptroller exposes personal data on millions

Unencrypted data was left exposed in the office of the Texas Comptroller for more than a year.

Dell to sink $1B into its cloud push

Dell said April 7 that it plans to spend $1 billion in cloud technology over its next fiscal year.

Is IT spending on the rise or not?

In one recent survey, data center managers said their budgets will not be increasing for 2011, while a second study points to rising overall IT spending budgets.

VA trying to shake off IT problems, CIO says

After two years, CIO Roger Baker says he's seeing improvements.

New metric can help gauge benefits of data center consolidation

Organizations in Europe, Japan and the United States agree on a common method to measure energy efficiency in data centers

NYC opens consolidated data center

A new consolidated data center, part of New York City’s "NYC Simplicity" initiative, will serve up to 40 agencies.

Utah CIO Stephen Fletcher

Utah's hybrid cloud opens for service

Utah finished a multiyear data center consolidation project last summer, reducing 35 data centers to just two facilities. The move paves the way for Utah to offer cloud services to its cities and counties — and perhaps other states as well.

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