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Tech CEOs Tell US Government How To Save $1 Trillion

Prominent tech CEOs have advised the US government on how to save $1 trillion over the next ten years.

The Tech CEO council has given the US government a report that takes apart and breaks down every aspect of government IT spending, highlighting ways that could allow the country to save around $1 trillion in the next decade.

The council, which comprises of people like Dell CEO Michael Dell, Motorola chief Greg Brown and Intel CEO Paul Otellini, advised the governments off methods that could significantly cut costs and enhance operational performance.

Dell CEO said in a statement to Cnet: “We're serious about helping to provide solutions for the mounting debt crisis, and we're optimistic that changes today will help lay the foundation for future job growth and innovation for our country.”

Some of the measures proposed by the council include consolidating government data centres, which incur a $72 billion in overhead IT costs. The move could save around $150 billion to $200 billion in the next ten users.

It also advised the government to introduce the concept of electronic self-service in order to save around $50 billion.