- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The state has given Kansas State University $10 million in unused computer equipment that was bought in a failed effort to develop a centralized storage system for computer information.

The university says in a news release that it will use the equipment for research, education and to assist with technology issues created after a fire last year in its main library.

The state bought the equipment in 2016, but then decided the proposal to create a Kansas GovCloud storage system was too expensive. The unused computer equipment had been in storage for several years in the Docking State Office building as the state tried unsuccessfully to find buyers.

The equipment recently was delivered to Kansas State, which plans to put it into use in coming months.

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