Accenture to merge Oregon networks

Oregon this week awarded a $1.74 million contract to Accenture to consolidate the networks and data centers across 12 state agencies.

Under the terms of the contract, Accenture will be paid from money saved by the consolidation over the next two and a half years. Eliminating redundant information technology systems and infrastructure is one of the primary mechanisms for saving money and increasing efficiencies across all levels of government.

The project will include several state departments: Administrative Services; Consumer and Business Services; Corrections; Education; Employment; Forestry; Human Services; Revenue; Transportation; Veterans Affairs; Housing and Community Services; and the Oregon State Police.

The first phase of the project will focus on taking inventory of the existing infrastructure at the different departments and developing a single implementation strategy for the consolidated network and systems. That is expected to be complete by October. The full implementation is scheduled for completion within two years after that.

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