Department of Defense

Business Systems Data Deduplication

Data Deduplication would reduce the cost of IT infrastructure by more than half and result in far fewer technical and administrative errors. An example is that two DoD ERP Systems where one system passes 8.2 million transactions to the second system which passes 7.5 million transactions back - each day. This communication adds nothing of value. The result is that the ratio of DoD IT overhead to systems operations is more than twice industry best practices. Assuming that DoD could reach industry common practice would save the DoD $2,000,000,000 each year in business systems operations alone.

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