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NY campuses share information technology services

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two upstate State University of New York campuses have launched a program to share information technology services and facilities.

The University at Albany and Hudson Valley Community College are the first of SUNY's 64 campuses to share IT facilities. They'll serve as each other's secondary data centers under the agreement.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher launched a shared services initiative in August 2011. Since then, the university's 64 campuses have partnered to generate more than $20 million in savings.

SUNY officials say the saved money is being reinvested in growing academic and student services.