Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/16/speaking_in_tech_episode_8/

Speaking in Tech: The worst government IT deal of ALL TIME

The one about the oversized Cisco routers

By Team Register

Posted in Government, 16th May 2012 15:59 GMT

Podcast It's the eighth episode of our enterprise tech podcast – and it's a special one. The podcast is split up into two parts: in the first part, your hosts interview a journalist investigating the State of West Virginia's absurd purchase of drastically oversized Cisco routers – it's an incredible story you have to hear to believe.

The Dude of enterprise tech, Greg Knieriemen, master of all that is cloud and storage Ed Saipetch and web2.0 playa Sarah Vela speak to Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette about the paper’s investigation into a suspicious $24m Cisco router purchase by the State of West Virginia using US Federal Stimulus Funds for the purpose of “homeland security”. The enterprise routers, which are sized for at least 500 users and are typically used for thousands of users, were purchased for schools and libraries with a single computer. The original story appeared in the Charleston Gazette.

In the interview we learn:

In the second half of the podcast:

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