Across the world there are new opportunities for data center and IT consulting companies to capitalize on the consolidation projects being launched in the Government sector. Like commercial enterprises, governments focusing on governance (no pun intended) of IT see the benefits of consolidation of the data processing footprint. Also like commercial enterprises, governments have business silos (perhaps even more so than commercial enterprises), with duplication of functions and roles, overlapping systems and technology, as well as lots and lots of waste. Consolidation portends cost savings through elimination of non-beneficial redundancies, and better application of good governance processes to the holistic IT environment.
In the government sector, these projects are big. Really big. In this second of the series, we’ll focus on the UK government’s data center consolidation activities.