Last month, as a part of the Cloud Smart strategy, OMB released a draft of a new memo on the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). The memo seeks to maintain the overall goal of closing or consolidating data centers, based on a new definition. There are a number of new metrics in the memo around… Read more »
Agencies nationwide are benefiting from cloud amid tightening budgets, evolving demographics and rising pressure for better digital public services.
With the direction that government IT has been headed, it seems like every agency is fighting to get into the cloud. But how can an agency know if the cloud is actually right for them? And how can they make sure that they are as cost-efficient as possible while trying to take those next steps?
In healthcare agencies, it’s critical that data not only be secure but also available in the case of disaster. In the event of a system failure or cybersecurity breach, healthcare organizations must be able to quickly recover secure copies of patient, provider and payer data. Access to this information could literally be a life orRead… Read more »
As part of any modernization/digitization effort, new technologies and strategies should be researched and understood before any plan is initiated. Let’s dive into how the digital environment is changing and how the network needs to change to support it.
The agencies that protect the citizen data in their clouds the longest are the ones that best assess the risks facing them daily.
As a previously neglected topic of focus, the potential for cost efficiency in printing has begun to stir agencies to action. The introduction of MPS into the workplace will create savings where they previously hadn’t been considered.
Cloud isn’t one-size-fits-all for governments. State and local agencies, for example, often have distinct budgets, needs and workforces.
Taking the first step toward IT modernization can be incredibly difficult, particularly in the public sector. With so much accountability and so many potential mishaps, agencies are hesitant to move forward. But IT modernization doesn’t have to be daunting.
Cloud-based security could be the future of user-focused identity and access management.