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Here Are State Tech Agency’s Top IT Goods, Services Buys in February

The California Department of Technology’s costliest IT goods and services purchases in February topped $4 million and involved expenses for cloud subscriptions, storage and protection, among others.

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The California Department of Technology made more than 20 purchases of IT goods during the year’s shortest month and spent nearly $4 million on its five most expensive buys — but made just three purchases of IT services during that same time.

CDT made 25 IT goods buys in February. Its five most expensive purchases cost $3,776,742 — and two of those were made with vendor Crayon Software Experts, a familiar state partner. CDT’s purchases with Crayon were for Microsoft 365 E5 enterprise-level government community cloud subscriptions. Combined, the two buys totaled $3,203,472, according to information on past state purchases available through the State Contract and Procurement Registration System. The contract term on each was from Feb. 1-March 31, 2026. CDT’s other three most expensive such purchases last month were, with rounding:

  • $240,000 to Kovarus to renew support for Dell EMC’s Unity product line of storage systems. This is a roughly one-year contract, from Feb. 10-March 9, 2023.
  • $198,000 to Secure Smart Solutions for a premium bundle of CrowdStrike’s Falcon endpoint protection solution. This is a one-year contract from Feb. 15-Feb. 14, 2023.
  • $135,000 to SLED IT Solutions for examples of Gigamon’s G-TAP M Series, a “modular family of medium and hi-density passive fiber-optical network TAPs,” per the latter’s website. This is a one-year contract from Feb. 21-Feb. 20, 2023.
CDT’s three IT services purchases last month accounted for a spend of a little more than $1.6 million combined. The vast majority of that money — $824,000 with rounding — went to Zayo Group for one-time costs: computer system and system component administrative services involving “computer or network or Internet security” at its East End Complex in Sacramento, at a data center in Vacaville and “monthly costs” for all campuses.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.