17 Sep Audit: State computer project costs 7 times more than estimate
An effort to consolidate state computer servers has cost seven times as much as originally estimated, even though the project is far from over.
Consolidating servers so far has cost $90.9 million, far above the original estimate of $12.8 million, according to a sweeping report Thursday by the Legislative Audit Bureau. The project is supposed to wrap up next summer.
The computer project is part of a broad effort to streamline state government launched by Gov. Jim Doyle in March 2005 that has often come up short.
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