NASCIO Releases Assessment of State Enterprise Data Center Consolidation Initiatives
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recently announced the release of its publication, NASCIO’s Survey on Enterprise Data Center Consolidation in the States: Strategies and Business Justification. A product of NASCIO's Infrastructure and Services Committee, the survey report provides an overview of the challenges states indicate they face in considering and implementing enterprise IT data center consolidation initiatives.
NASCIO surveyed 29 states concerning their data center consolidation initiatives. The 2007 survey, conducted through June 22, 2007, represents approximately 46 percent of the nation's population. Participation included a wide distribution in geography, population and budget. NASCIO's recent publications along with this survey report are available at: http://www.nascio.org/publications/index.cfm.
When NASCIO asked state CIOs to share their top priorities for 2007, it was their consensus view that consolidation of IT infrastructure and services were at the top of the list. It is also clear from NASCIO’s recent national survey on data center consolidation in the states that there has been significant progress in the centralization of computing assets. The survey also revealed that state respondents use a variety of definitions of what constitutes an enterprise data center, however, despite the status of states’ initiatives in this area, the trend toward consolidation appears to be universal. NASCIO provided this summary as a resource to assist CIOs as they plan for the future of their state’s IT enterprise.
For more information, contact NASCIO Issues Coordinator Drew Leatherby at (859) 514-9187 or dleatherby@AMRms.com; or NASCIO Assistant Director, Beth Roszman, at (859) 514-9212 or broszman@AMRms.com.