TRW Automotive in on a consolidation spree. The $12 billion-a-year auto-parts maker signed a three-year deal with Dell to standardize on Dell products and services as part of an ongoing effort to consolidate dozens of server sites into four regional data-center hubs. Joe Drouin, global CIO for TRW, wants to move as much of its server infrastructure as possible off Unix-based equipment to Dell systems running Linux. It's expected to help the company consolidate all those server sites into data centers in North America, Germany, Brazil, and Kuala Lumpur. But not everything is ready to be moved yet, including TRW's SAP implementation.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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