01 Dec Government CIOs must focus on results, not data centers
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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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