Date Added: Mar 2013
Most government organizations spend a significant portion of their technology budgets procuring and maintaining Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, platforms, and applications. Purchasing hardware, upgrading software, and hiring administrators is a major undertaking, often consuming resources needed for other activities. The State of Texas is setting a progressive example for other state governments by relying on cloud service providers to provision IT resources to dozens of state agencies. Led by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), the state is creating the Texas Cloud Marketplace, a private cloud that utilizes engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic to deliver new technology while fulfilling legislative mandates.