City Government Heads to the Cloud

watson ai jeopardy City Government Heads to the CloudNew York City is about to put 14 of its administrative organizations on a cloud computing network in an effort to improve efficiency. IBM is set to helm the $7.7 billion initiative, according to Arik Hesseldahl at AllThingsDigital.

The move is part of an effort on the part of the city to save $100 million in computing expenses over the next five years by integrating 50-plus data servers into one centralized system. At present, servers are scattered in multiple locations and each has its own support staff, an inefficiency that should be remedied by the overhaul, presumably to the chagrin of current city data-management personnel.

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