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Key ingredients make IT transformation a recipe for success

In a recent post I wrote about a pair of innovative plans that will shape the future of federal IT. Cloud First and Share First have the potential to truly transform government IT.As with most innovations, the hard work begins soon after the “wow factor” wears off. So how do you successfully execute a large-scale IT transformation? What is the secret sauce?The…See More
Jan 28, 2013
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"I see so much possibility in your proposals.  I also believe the window of opportunity for change in government, with declining or flat budgets, is better than ever.  If there is one program that will make or break this concept, it is…"
Jan 14, 2013
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Eric Melton commented on David Wray's blog post 'Federal IT is poised to take a huge step into the future'
"Until funding is shared, it's very difficult to share plans and infrastructure. It's also a challenge to realistically show the savings every agency is looking to get the credit for when doing joint projects."
Jan 14, 2013
David Wray posted a blog post

Federal IT is poised to take a huge step into the future

A couple of developments in federal IT have me excited. The Federal IT Shared Services Strategy spells out a way that helps federal agencies to innovate without raising cost by adopting a shared approach to IT service delivery. Then came the…See More
Jan 14, 2013
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Five ways federal IT can increase innovation while cutting costs

Federal IT is in the midst of a huge transformation, driven by initiatives ranging from IT Reform and Federal Data Center Consolidation to CloudFirst, CyberFirst and FutureFirst. In May 2012, President Obama released a memo detailing new directions for Federal IT as part of the Digital Government Strategy.Moving to a 21st-century foundation for federal IT is an exciting opportunity; at the same time, the…See More
Jan 7, 2013
David Wray posted a blog post

Strong governance yields savings for federal CIOs

CIOs in both the private and public sector are under the gun to do more with less. Agency CIOs, especially, must reduce costs, as directed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in August 2011. The OMB, for its part, expected agency heads to submit budgets that cut at least 5 percent from this year’s spending.Reducing storage costs with data archiving solutions can be a quick win for the bottom line. But after picking the low-hanging fruit, CIOs can really start to bring costs in line—and…See More
Jan 2, 2013
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How federal agencies save money by running IT like a business

The Federal CIO’s 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management mandated that federal agencies complete progress reports and plans for data center consolidation. As a result, fiscal year 2011 brought the closure of more than 81 data centers, with more than 900 scheduled to shutter by FY2015, for a…See More
Dec 28, 2012
David Wray posted a blog post

How federal agencies save money by running IT like a business

The Federal CIO’s 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management mandated that federal agencies complete progress reports and plans for data center consolidation. As a result, fiscal year 2011 brought the closure of more than 81 data centers, with more than 900 scheduled to shutter by FY2015, for a…See More
Dec 27, 2012
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Dec 17, 2012
A blog post by David Wray was featured

Federal CIOs must become portfolio managers–here’s how

In August 2012, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget stated in a memo that federal CIOs should become true portfolio managers. The memo was aimed at heads of executive departments and agencies and was released as part of the U.S. federal IT reform plan. As with most OMB memos, it contained a lot of common sense, but many of the memo’s recommendations are easier said than done.What the…See More
Dec 10, 2012
David Wray posted a blog post

Federal CIOs must become portfolio managers–here’s how

In August 2012, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget stated in a memo that federal CIOs should become true portfolio managers. The memo was aimed at heads of executive departments and agencies and was released as part of the U.S. federal IT reform plan. As with most OMB memos, it contained a lot of common sense, but many of the memo’s recommendations are easier said than done.What the…See More
Dec 7, 2012
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Chief Technology Officer
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HP Software Federal Professional Services
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Key ingredients make IT transformation a recipe for success

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

In a recent post I wrote about a pair of innovative plans that will shape the future of federal IT. Cloud First and Share First have the potential to truly transform government IT.

As with most innovations, the hard work begins soon after the “wow factor” wears off. So how do you successfully execute a large-scale IT transformation? What is the secret…

Continue

Federal IT is poised to take a huge step into the future

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 6:00am 2 Comments

A couple of developments in federal IT have me excited. The Federal IT Shared Services Strategy spells out a way that helps federal agencies to innovate without raising cost by adopting a shared approach to IT service delivery. Then came the…

Continue

Five ways federal IT can increase innovation while cutting costs

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Federal IT is in the midst of a huge transformation, driven by initiatives ranging from IT Reform and Federal Data Center Consolidation to CloudFirst, CyberFirst and FutureFirst. In May 2012, President Obama released a memo detailing new directions for Federal IT as part of the Digital Government Strategy.

Moving to a 21st-century foundation for federal IT is an exciting opportunity;…

Continue

Strong governance yields savings for federal CIOs

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

CIOs in both the private and public sector are under the gun to do more with less. Agency CIOs, especially, must reduce costs, as directed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in August 2011. The OMB, for its part, expected agency heads to submit budgets that cut at least 5 percent from this year’s spending.

Reducing storage costs with data archiving solutions can be a quick win for the bottom line. But after picking the low-hanging fruit, CIOs can really start to bring costs…

Continue

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