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Oklahoma Governor Consolidates Information Technology Infrastructure to Save Taxpayer Dollars

OKLAHOMA CITY May 25, 2012 3:00 p.m., Central Time June 12

The request for proposals comes on the heels of a study released last year that found the state could save more than 15 percent by consolidating nearly all aspects of its 130 agencies’ IT operations.


Oklahoma Mary Fallin

"When we put an emphasis on IT consolidation a year ago, we found that within our state agencies there were 129 e-mail and Blackberry servers, 25 agencies running their own e-mail accounts and 30 data center locations," said Governor Fallin. "Since discovering this, we have taken steps to modernize our technology infrastructure, which has already given a significant return on our efforts and saved taxpayers’ money."


Alex Z. Pettit Oklahoma

$180 million

Pettit added, "We have been given the charge of reducing the size of government, measured in terms of total dollars spent, through the use of technology. It will mean a reduction in personnel, but so far that has occurred mostly through attrition."

The purpose of this RFP is to hire a vendor or vendors to achieve those savings and ideally find even more savings in related areas. The state plans to solicit responses annually in different categories to continue to build an efficient and effective information technology infrastructure.

Alex Weintz Mary Fallin Ron Jenkins

SOURCE Oklahoma Office of State Finance

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