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Saving money by consolidating computer server locations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A state agency says the government could save millions of dollars by joining a system of bulk purchases and consolidating computer server locations.

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services made the recommendations Wednesday during a meeting of legislators who are looking for budget savings.

The agency noted that 15 departments are allowed to opt out of Iowa's bulk purchasing program. Officials at some of those agencies, such as the transportation department and lottery, told lawmakers they need the flexibility to not always join in the bulk purchasing program.

Officials say the state is also paying for 223 computer server locations and that consolidation could save millions of dollars each year.

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