The bureau hosted talks with a half-dozen companies, all of which are partnering with the bureau to provide a number of services that will be served to all of the territorial government by early next year, according to
The services all will be made available via a "computing cloud," which essentially is a secure virtual server that will be funded by the bureau for
The services will not all be provided by one company, as seven companies -- including
Currently, different government agencies seek out services on their own, which makes for a hodge-podge of providers, and also means each of the entities has to foot its own cost, according to
"We will increase the efficiency and decrease the cost," Molloy said.
On Wednesday, representatives from each of the companies discussed aspects of consolidating and securing information technology, including efficiency and security of information technology.
"Each of them has a different expertise," Molloy said.
The data that is stored and shared under the cloud also will be more secure.
A redundancy of the information in the territory will be copied to a data storage center in
It is standard for data to be copied and stored elsewhere, according to
"They are on the right track," Arocho said. "The most challenging part of the process is for the users."
In January, the
The final part of the process likely will be the most complicated, according to Molloy, because it will require educating employees more extensively about new services of the system.
The new system is hoped to be completely installed by December this year or January next year, according to Molloy.
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