SLG contracts, product updates in brief

California furthers relationship with Verizon Business

Verizon was awarded a $330 million, five-year contract from the state of California to provide a host of professional consulting services Wednesday. According to the company, it will now be eligible for work in three categories as the state continues its consolidation and IT efficiency efforts.

California is working to reduce energy consumed by IT and telecommunications equipment by 20 percent next July, and 30 percent by July 2012. To do this they are undertaking a massive consolidation effort that includes data center footage, e-mail consolidation and broader use of shared services.

Through the contract, Verizon will be eligible to perform independent verification and validations, project implementations, and project support activities, like IT facilitation and technical writing.

Rochester signs new ERP deal

This week, Rochester, New York has signed a $2.2 million deal with Tyler Technologies for the company’s Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The ERP implementation will harmonize prior investments and bring the city’s financial, HR and citizen service applications into the 21st Century, city officials said.

Accenture launches biometric ID solution for public sector

Accenture unveiled a large scale matching solution this week at Biometrics 2010 to help public agencies identify potential threats or to improve delivery of government assistance programs. The Large Scale Matching Solution “de-duplicates” all available identity data including biographic and, if possible, biometric data.

The solution is largely developed as a border management tool, but projects in France, Germany and India have found it to be useful in matching worker profiles with open job requirements. Or – in India’s case – provide each Indian resident with a unique ID number for easier, more efficient, and secure access to government and commercial services.

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