01 Dec Government CIOs must focus on results, not data centers
Data center proliferation entails unacceptable cost and risk, says the former CIO of the U.S. Postal Service. With cloud computing as an option, it’s time to pursue a more sustainable strategy.
As detailed in a recent column by InformationWeek’s John Foley, the federal government has a data center addiction. Despite ongoing chatter about virtualization, cloud computing, consolidation and shared-services models, the number of federal government data centers has grown over the past decade from almost 500 to approximately 1,200 with more on the way.
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