Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
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The White House estimates that the federal government can save $5 billion from data center consolidation. That would buy enough gasoline to fuel the entire country for two weeks. Or, looked at another way, it's roughly equivalent to the IT budgets of the departments of Education, Energy, Interior, and State combined.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.