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Kansas try to fix $10M in computer equipment after leaving expensive tech project

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer’s administration has scrapped plans for a tech-storage system, because the officials determined it would be too costly.
(Kansas.gov)

The administration of Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer are trying to solve $10 million worth of computer equipment by selling it at a substantial discount or donation.

The state is still owed $2 million for the equipment, which is stored in a state office building since 2016. It was meant to be used for the development of a centralized storage system called GovCloud.

The project was halted when state technology officials said that it would be too expensive. The state now contracts for the storage of information with an external company.

The sale of the equipment has so far failed to attract buyers. The Topeka Capital-Journal that the discussions have been about finding a buyer for the equipment, the value drops to the level of scrap.

The democratic state Sen. Tom Holland has said: the sale of the equipment for less than the value or the donation of these are fine solutions.

“The point is, the equipment after a while simply out of date. If someone can use it, great. If you can get some money out, fine, ” Holland says.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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