Cloud experts often talk about the value of going after low-hanging fruit – that is, fairly simple cloud deployments that provide clear and quick benefits. But the lowest-hanging fruit is not necessarily the s […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, Is Modernization Worth the Effort? 3 Factors to Consider, on the site GovLoop 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Given a limited budget, how do you make a go/no-go decision on an IT modernization initiative?
Try approaching it like a home improvement project, said Corona Ngatuvai, Enterprise Architect for the Utah […]
In today’s IT environment, the management and operations of infrastructure can be soul-crushing work.
The problem is that the traditional data center continues to evolve. First, agencies moved into a hybrid IT […]
For government workers, robotic process automation (RPA) will change the productivity equation.
In recent years, the productivity of government staff has been constrained by the math, with the number of […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, Nimble Tools to Manage the Surge in Facilities Work, on the site GovLoop 2 months ago
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, a county government sought to encourage employees to wash their hands as one way to prevent spreading contagions. But there was a problem. An existing policy […]
The mainframe has a well-deserved reputation as the workhorse of IT operations. But it also has a growing edge as a platform for enterprise innovation.
The idea is to let the mainframe do what it does well — m […]
Just as social media can help agencies cultivate the trust of their constituents, a security incident on social can undermine that trust. Potential threats include misinformation, spam comments, imposter accounts […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, How State, Local Agencies Can Deal with Surge in Cyberthreats, on the site GovLoop 2 months, 3 weeks ago
In so many areas of life, the pandemic took a tough situation and made it that much worse. Cybersecurity was no exception, especially for state and local agencies.
Perpetually working with limited resources, […]
The large-scale shift to remote work in March 2020 raised numerous questions for agencies about their network infrastructure: Would employees still be able to access the resources they needed to do their jobs? […]
We’ve all been told what we can’t do on our employer’s computer networks. We’re regularly reminded what websites we shouldn’t access and what free software tools we can’t download from the internet — even if they […]
Is the Defense Department poised, at long last, to crack the code on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software?
ERP emerged in the early 1990s as a way to integrate and manage core enterprise business […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, How Modern Agencies Outgrow Their Data Backup Strategies, on the site GovLoop 5 months ago
As modern IT organizations innovate faster, legacy backup solutions and recovery infrastructure cannot support forward-looking initiatives. It’s time to take your data protection to a new level with a modern, f […]
As agencies bring more agility to services development and delivery, they risk increasing vulnerability if they don’t also take a more agile approach to security.
Doubtless, agencies can benefit from combining […]
Atlassian, which provides a wide range of software development and collaboration tools, has an important message for agencies looking to build DevSecOps initiatives: Don’t just think about the tools.
“In g […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, DevSecOps Teams Require a Robust Orchestration Platform, on the site GovLoop 6 months, 1 week ago
Although DevSecOps has the potential to unify work across teams while reducing the time to develop and deploy applications, that’s not a guarantee, as many agencies have discovered.
The challenge is that the […]
As agencies adopt a DevOps methodology, they need to adapt their approach to application security. It’s not just about “shifting left,” it’s about approaching security with a DevOps mindset.
The traditi […]
Technology originally developed to improve PC-based gaming and multimedia applications nearly 30 years ago is now driving advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
In the early 1990s, when PC […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, Ransomware’s Deadly Turn for the Worse (and What You Can Do About It), on the site GovLoop 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Like lethal strikes carried out by the Serengetti’s deadly predators, ransomware attacks often unfold quickly, stealthily and with great harm to victims. That’s because beasts of prey, whether equipped with cla […]
One of the advantages of modern IT services is that they leverage both physical machines (computers and other devices) and virtual machines (e.g., applications, containers and code) to exchange data and execute […]
John Monroe wrote a new post, 5 Moments in Life to Re-evaluate Your Life Insurance Needs, on the site GovLoop 7 months, 2 weeks ago
The pandemic has made two things clear: First, no one is free from uncertainty and the many effects, financial and otherwise, uncertainty can introduce. Second, there’s nothing more important than family.
The a […]
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