Kansas trying to unload $10 million in computer equipment

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's administration is trying to find a way to unload as much as $10 million in unused computer equipment the state bought in a failed effort to develop a centralized storage system for computer information.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the state still owes $2 million on the hardware it bought in 2016. After the equipment was purchased, state technology officials decided the proposal to create a Kansas GovCloud storage system was too expensive.

The unused computer equipment has been in storage for several years in the Docking State Office building.

Sen. Mike Petersen, a Republican from Wichita, said officials are looking for a university that might take the equipment at a steep discount, so the state could recoup some of the money it lost.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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12/22/2018 10:53:52 AM (GMT -6:00)