Cost Reduction Strategies

Cost Reduction Strategies

Use OFT as a technology "re-seller" to achieve cost savings

Use OFT as a technology "re-seller" to achieve cost savings across the board for agencies. For example web conferencing solutions — Purchase all web conferencing through a single contract at OFT and allow other state agencies to buy into that license. The state will receive substantial discounts due to volume licensing and agencies then realize significant savings by only purchasing the services they will actually utilize. ...more »

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Reducing the cost of IT

Very good topic to discuss in this economy. However, its not an easy task to develop a plan to systematically reduce the cost of IT. I think cost should be linked to the architecture elements. In mapping costs to architectural elements and then aggregating them in various combinations (i.e. business process, capability etc) that are relevant to the business, IT can achieve a clear understanding of the costs. These ...more »

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Reducing printing and copying costs

CIO/OFT is implementing steps to reducing spending on paper, print supplies, maintenance and purchases of printing equipment. These steps include configuring all network printers to default to duplex printing, electronic transmission of documents to the maximum extent possible, minimizing the provision of printed material at meetings, presentations, etc. We are soliciting employee ideas to further reduce costs associated ...more »

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Reducing the CIO/OFT Carbon Footprint

As an off-shift worker at the State Campus Data Center I am often amazed at the number of lights and computers not in use, being left on for the entire weekend. As of environmentally conscious member of CIO/OFT, I think that during this fiscally challenging times it would be beneficial to enhance the awareness of the cost of keeping these assets left on when not in use. In addition to the money saved it could also serve ...more »

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Printing....

A recent article caught my eye, potential 5-10% savings on printing costs by switching fonts….. By DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press Writer Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press Writer Tue Apr 6, 4:17 pm ET MILWAUKEE – Here's a way you might save $20 this year: Change the font in the documents you print. Because different fonts require different amounts of ink to print, you could be buying new printer cartridges less often ...more »

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On site health centers reduce the cost of health care to all.

On the topic of 'Reducing State Spending’: there is an article in the July 20 ed. of Government Technology entitled, 'Local Governments Cut Health-Care Costs With Free On-Site Health Clinics for City Workers'@ http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/766548 This onsite healthcare entity is independently run, has confidential medical records (stored off site electronically), and has shown to reduce costs of premiums, co pays, ...more »

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E-book readers

Look at the possibility to buy employees e-book readers, like Sacramento City Council, to save on printing documents. See http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/749789.

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