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Texas Operating Platform

State:

Texas

How it works:

Multiple Texas state agencies and more than 100,000 state employees have moved to Microsoft Office365, a single operating platform that will provide consolidated email systems, access to Office applications, and shared calendars in a cloud-based system. Previously, there were more than 27 different email, word and data processing systems in use.

Benefits:

The platform is expected to improve the state’s communication and collaboration capabilities. Moving to a common platform is also anticipated to result in significant state savings in licensing fees, hardware, maintenance, energy and personnel costs.

Hawaii Relevance:

Similarly, Hawaii aims to centrally provide services that are common across departments to reduce overall IT maintenance costs, improve IT services and capabilities, and streamline IT operations.