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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cloud Computing - Information Technology Cost Savings

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Many of our jobs now require the use of a computer and other IT related devices. I believe most government employees have a computer issued to them, usually a laptop or a desktop. In many cases, the processing power and resources available in the computer that is issued to an employee far exceeds what they need for their day-to-day tasks. In some cases, the employee needs more computing power and/or resources than they... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce PC costs with Netbooks and Cloud computing.

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A huge portion of our budget is spent on purchasing computers. These costs can be reduced significantly.

Everyone in my office is issued a laptop that includes a DVD/CD-ROM and an 80 GB hard drive. DVD/CD-ROMs are rarely used, and the 80 GB capacity is much more than is necessary, especially since most of our files are available through shared drives.

A significant amount of money could be saved if, instead of these... more »

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Department of Defense

Replacement of NMCI with distributed and cloud technologies

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Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), a contractor-operated IT infrastructure, is too costly and out of date. The replacement system, Next Generation (NGEN) IT solution is an ill-defined concept that is basing its design concepts on the money-wasting, antiquated architectures dating as far back as 1969 and ARPANET.

Current technologies exist that would allow the Department of Navy (DON) and the USMC to deploy a fully... more »

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Department of Defense

Migrate to Linux and Open Desktop Suite during Consolidation

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Computer (IT) equipment (HW) would not need to be updated with the frequency that is common with Microsoft (MS) products if this idea were followed: Each newly-installed MS operating system (OS) is usually coupled with new desktop (PC) HW. When aligning and/or consolidating IT (at time of organizational merger), significant cost savings would be realized by choosing an OS that would not need new HW. PCs often run the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Cloud Computing, Dumb Terminals, InfoSec, and Data Archives

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Developments by companies utilizing cloud based computing (particularly Google) are resulting in an increasingly robust solution including enterprise class sercurity and online data storage. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Data Leakage Prevention, system wide applications, etc., can all be controlled "in the cloud" by connecting all remote users through dumb terminals. Dumb terminals allow users to connect to a central network without... more »

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Legislative Branch

Have a policy to make agency to choose cloud computing and save

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Our organization does not have a clue in terms of choosing cloud computing technology and has wasted precious time and money. Here is the example:
Our office needs a development environment. We were asked to use internal resources. It took our internal provider more than 18 months to deliver us a virtual environment, and it took our office another 3 months to set it up. Our internal provider will charge us $250,000 for... more »

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