Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) Efficiencies

DATE: November 8, 2012
TO:HONORABLE ROSIE BERGER HONORABLE PHIL NICHOLAS
FROM:Flint Waters, State Chief Information Officer
SUBJECT:Efficiencies - Doing More and Better with Less
CC:Office of the Governor

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The State has enjoyed initial success in both shared services and collective human resources. It’s important to note that consolidation and shared services are related, but not synonymous. To achieve general cost savings, we have reorganized business operations to continuously gain knowledge about public and private infrastructure, related trends in business, and common solutions that lead to smart cost efficient services. Additionally, we are redesigning a vendor management processes to ensure we are receiving the best price for the State of Wyoming. Below are a few early successes that we have achieved in cost savings.

Voluntarily reduced budgetFY11/12 - FY13/14 Savings

$4,079,217

5GB CenturyLink Internet connectionAnnual Cost Savings

$572,376

State Unified NetworkEarly Cost Savings

$365,603

Downsized mainframeAnnual Cost Savings

$420,000

Moved to open source network monitoring solutionAnnual Cost Savings

$333,232*

State cloud virtualizing server needs rather than building an IT facilityOne Time Savings

$20,000,000 to $38,000,000

Circuit consolidationAnnual Cost Savings

$209,000



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
To ensure economy does not supersede performance, we are implementing a Performance Excellence Framework and a separate briefing document with the details. Additionally, we have reconfigured our organizational structure according to the newly created State Statute. Collaboration and communication of individuals has proven to be critical in our efforts to improve.

*This savings was included in the reduced budget ask for FY13/14