Develop a Mobil Technical Unit
A State Agency composed of volunteer, State workers, which would go to State Depts. and evaluate how they use the Computers and Servers. This information would be used internally to create a matrix, composed of ALL State equipment and software. This continually evolving matrix would be compared to industry trends and directions. A plan on how to adapt to them would be developed, possibly using Virtual Machines.
Direction and transformation for ALL Depts. Would be coordinated using the developed matrix. The goal is to bring every Dept to the same level and same direction. The Idea that using single software /hardware provider is safe and efficient is counter intuitive; one size does not fit all. The matrix would allow for the tailoring of the Dept and its Apps to the best fit.
Virtual machines based on Depts. Requirements; small Virtual machines for small and larger for the larger Depts. all using the matrix.