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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No it won't. They'll just find other places in the bureaucracy to maintain their employment.
    That's where a lot of the savings would come from though.
    That and potential efficiency.

    Just take a look at the SS website, it looks as if some parts of it where designed back in the early 90's.
    The navigation is really crappy.
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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You could save the taxpayers a trillion dollars!
    by installing our products all over the country, paying us millions to do so.
    That's true too.

    But I don't think we could argue that it wouldn't save some money.
    Spending millions to save billions, isn't a bad idea.
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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's true too.

    But I don't think we could argue that it wouldn't save some money.
    Spending millions to save billions, isn't a bad idea.
    Of course. However, taking the statements of a salesman at face value is not the best of plans.
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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Of course. However, taking the statements of a salesman at face value is not the best of plans.
    I agree, I think a serious review would be necessary before implementing any changes.
    Preferably from an independent/unaffiliated consultant.
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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do we know that there will be any real improvements? We don't. Do we? So, you want the American tax payer to spend untold millions to line the pockets of these CEO's, to make upgrades that may not even work?
    Actually, minor IT upgrades like faster communications channels; more powerful servers with faster file searching, indexing, and raw processing power; and updated security software account for huge savings in productivity and lessened down time for maintenance.

    Also, with virtualization of servers through Hyper-V technology platforms, energy costs alone can rack up thousands in savings per site per year. Imagine running your Exchange, SCCM, notifications server, and your active directory and authentication servers all on the same box at the same time. Need to do an upgrade or patch? Simply copy your server, apply the patch, test...and when you're ready to go live with it, shut down the original virtual server and stream in the new one. No downtime and no expensive overtime for after hours maintenance. That's a huge savings right there.

    And you know how much virtual server from microsoft costs? Nothing. That's right...it's free.

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    Re: Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Slashdot IT Story | Tech CEOs Tell US Gov't How To Cut Deficit By $1 Trillion

    It goes to show you that big solutions aren't always sexy. IT infrastructure is not an especially exciting topic, but investments in it have the potential to really help our nation. Granted, this report was not exactly produced by disinterested bystanders, so I'm not sure how valid their $1 trillion figure is...but in any case, better IT management can save the government a lot.
    Spend less money on jobs, more unemployment... It's as simple as that.

    It really doesn't matter who sponsors jobs or for what reason, only that it's needed today, that no economist can predict the future and makes a false prophet ass out of himself when he does.

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