INPUT Senior Analyst Chris Cotner reports on North Carolina CIO Jerry Fralick’s recommendations for privatizing portions of the state’s IT infrastructure.
North Carolina CIO Jerry Fralick has quickly followed up on his announcement at the INPUT Raleigh State and Local Executive Breakfast on 4/14/11; the state looks to be moving forward on INSA recommendations for privatizing portions of the state’s IT infrastructure with upcoming RFPs and RFIs. The INSA recommendations from Technology Partners International (TPI) and initial plan for soliciting information and following through with projects was published today by CIO Fralick. This is great news for the state, which projects to save roughly $76.2 million through the potential implementation of the top four projects. However, the news is notably sublime for contractors interested in doing business with the state, as the scope of these top four potential projects is now on the table ($446.6 million in current state operations and capital expenses as a base case, with $18.74 in one-time implementation and transition costs). The initial four projects and related processes are outlined below.
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