Outsourcing, savings seen in Mississippi IT merger

A Senate subcommittee led by state Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, wants to consolidate the state’s computer systems under the Department of Information Technology Services, a move which could lead to outsourcing some of the state’s IT work.

The Senate Appropriations subcommittee discovered that 87 percent of the state’s information technology workers are scattered across the state in various agencies, departments and educational institutions and are not part of the ITS department.

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