Kansas trying to unload $10 million in computer equipment

Found on AP News on Sunday, 23 December 2018
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The state still owes $2 million on the equipment, which it bought in 2016 as part of a failed plan to develop a centralized storage system, call Kansas GovCloud, for computer information. That idea was canceled by state IT officials who said it was too expensive. Instead, the state contracts with an outside company to store data on remote servers.

“We keep changing our IT philosophy as a state. Knee-jerk reactions. We need an overall picture to understand the direction the state needs to go,” she said.

What a fine example of wasted taxpayer money, mixed with incompetence. To make it worse, in the end they just shoved it onto "the cloud" (read: someone else's server which they do not have any control over).