Mix of IT Initiatives Offer Compelling, Immediate Savings for Federal Agencies

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The majority of survey respondents note that network issues such as poor connections, service disruptions, or downtime impact their agency mission at least bi-monthly. On average, respondents say that they would need to increase capacity by 26 percent to support the five key infrastructure initiatives – consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access, and infrastructure diversification – and realize long-term savings.

"The network is the yellow brick road," said Stephen O'Keeffe, founder, MeriTalk. "It's in disrepair – pot holes and puddles. If Uncle Sam doesn't make repairs, we'll never get to Oz – or realize the savings potential of IT transformation."

MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, recently announced the results of its new report, "Show Me the Money: The Key to Doubling Agency Savings." The study, underwritten by Brocade, reveals that Federal agencies are making progress on a series of key IT initiatives – consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access, and infrastructure diversification – but are leaving a significant amount of money on the table. According to the report, by fully leveraging all five initiatives, network managers believe they could save 24 percent of their IT budgets – or approximately a combined $19.7 billion annually – more than double their current savings.

 

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