US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE 800 DATA CENTERS, WALK INTO THE CLOUD

by Miryam Muller in


Over the course of the next four years, the federal government will close some 800 computer data centers -- which works out to around 40 percent -- in order to save some nickels and dimes, and in an attempt to modernize how it uses computers to manage data, according to a report in The New York Times. Most data centers don't require a large staff, but even still, analysts estimate the closures will eliminate tens of thousands of jobs.

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