The U.S. Census Bureau is in the midst of a tech makeover following criticism of its technology deployments leading up to the 2010 Census, ranging from problems with its payroll processing system to its handhelds. The problems resulted in soaring costs and much criticism from lawmakers and the general public alike.
The makeover aims to consolidate operations as well as enable the bureau's IT staff to be more creative and inventive. Technology needs being evaluated include virtual desktops, enterprise content, collaboration, and knowledge management, as well as secure printing and mobile devices. The Census Bureau is also making greater use of public and private clouds.
You can read more in a ComputerWorld article by Patrick Thibodeau at http://goo.gl/kdDpY
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