The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) asks agencies to conserve energy…or else. FITARA demands agencies justify dollars spent and show ROI…or else. The message is clear: meet the mandate…or else. Luckily, mission critical data center optimizations and upgrades can be funded without the need for additional appropriations and there are solid, proven alternatives – energy savings, service models, and more. Join the “Funding and Energy Savings” panel to understand how these alternatives might be applied in your agency.