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October 4, 2013

CIOs in the Public Sector Face Roadblocks to Data Center Consolidation

CIO — As federal CIOs ramp up initiatives in hot IT areas like cloud computing and virtualization, they are looking to dramatically reduce the number of data centers the government maintains around the country, though officials acknowledge that that effort will take years to complete as agencies work through a litany of challenges.

For starters, the sheer size of the government's IT apparatus -- roughly $80 billion annually -- poses a challenge of a scale that dwarfs any single entity in the private sector.

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http://www.cio.com/article/740915/CIOs_in_the_Public_Sector_Face_Roadblocks_to_Data_Center_Consolidation