How Data Consolidation Prep Work Has Its Own Rewards

Senior Associate Christopher Stacy emphasizes the value of taking an accurate asset inventory, regardless of how successful federal agencies are in meeting objectives of the FDCCI. Sample excerpt: “Although it has been well documented that federal agencies are struggling to meet the deadlines and objectives of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) launched in 2010, they should recognize that taking the first basic step of developing a thorough picture of their asset inventory could start them on the road to reaping significant benefits…The initiative's skeptics cite a low likelihood of achieving the anticipated reduction in data centers. However, the benefits of inventory management can yield quick wins for reducing costs and improving operations, regardless of the initiative's ultimate outcome.”

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