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Microsoft to provide cloud services for city of Chicago in four year deal

 

 

Microsoft to provide cloud services for city of Chicago in four year deal

There's a cloud hanging over the second city and it belongs to Microsoft. In a release issued today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to migrate the city's 30,000 civil servants to a cloud-based solution for email and all desktop applications. Apart from the $400,000 the four-year deal is projected to save taxpayers annually, the move to Microsoft's cloud computing for government platform will also help to bolster efficiency and streamline communication internally, as the city goes from three conflicting email systems to just one.

According to the city's Department of Innovation and Technology, this department-wide transition should reach completion by the end of 2013. It's not the Windy City's first big leap into remote storage -- its hosted Department of Aviation data there for some time -- but it does mark Emanuel's commitment to modernization. Hit up the break for the city's official PR.

 

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/03/microsoft-to-provide-cloud-services-for-city-of-chicago/#comments



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Think this shows that MS is pretty set with their own cloud capabilities.

in Rahm i trust.

        

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How much are they paying though? That's what I want to know.

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Is this another Windows 8 push? Because of the app portion?

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Office365. Its awesome. I have it for my business.





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man-bear-pig said:
How much are they paying though? That's what I want to know.

see below.

And this is just one of many many deals they are signing up at the moment.



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man-bear-pig said:
How much are they paying though? That's what I want to know.


$100,000 per annum.



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kowenicki said:
man-bear-pig said:
How much are they paying though? That's what I want to know.


$100,000 per annum.


No...it says that the deal going to save taxpayers $400k annually. It doesn't say how much they're actually paying Microsoft, but it'll be alot more than $400k per year.



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man-bear-pig said:
kowenicki said:
man-bear-pig said:
How much are they paying though? That's what I want to know.


$100,000 per annum.


No...it says that the deal going to save taxpayers $400k annually. It doesn't say how much they're actually paying Microsoft, but it'll be alot more than $400k per year.

oh yeah.... millions then. lol



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