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IBM gets $267M contract from Ohio for tech upgrade

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- IBM Corp. is being awarded a $267 million state contract to upgrade Ohio's data center and improve its operations as part of a 10-year project.

IBM and state officials announced the plans on Thursday.

The state's chief information officer says Ohio wants to consolidate the technology infrastructure currently housed in the state's main computing center. Stu Davis says the center is home to the IT operations of more than a dozen state agencies.

The company plans to work with the state to reduce its computing footprint, so that Ohio can invest in applications that better serve its agencies and residents.