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Adopt Open Source Software Solutions

The state IT departments should widely support open source products especially during a time like this – Hire competent IT specialist that can support/maintain open source based operating systems , and office productivity solutions. Start saving annual software licensing and maintenance costs; which are generally a large chunk of most agencies operating budget. Most LARGE corporations use Open Source solutions to dramatically ...more »

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Freeze non-essential IT upgrades

Currently Washington State is spending a small fortune on non-essential IT upgrades. Instead of running the latest and greatest what vendors might offer, maybe instead of 3 years running a PC .. keep it for 5 years. Instead of the latest Office...keep Office 2003. For 65,000 users an email server upgrade runs in the several millions.

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