Posts Tagged: alternative

Accellion is the #1 choice of IT and Security professionals for enterprise file sharing and sync

Download Free Gartner MarketScope Report:http://cot.ag/YJgSY2 Accellion, Inc., has received the highest rating possible, a “Strong Positive” in the Gartner MarketScope for “Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing based on evaluation of the Accellion Secure Mobile File sharing solution.” The Gartner MarketScope notes that “enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) offerings enable productivity and collaboration for mobile… Read more »

Get Ahead of the Curve with Cloud based Collaboration

According to analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group, the enterprise cloud based file sharing revolution is being driven not by IT, but by end users – individuals who need to access and share data across laptops, smart phones and tablets whenever the need may arise. And, it’s these individuals who often subscribe to consumer-based file sharing… Read more »

Need for Mobile Productivity and Collaboration Driving Federal Cloud Deployments

If you’re in the government sector, new cloud services and products are likely in the plans for 2013. Cloudmomentum continues to build according to InformationWeek Government’s third annual Federal Cloud Computing survey, which showed that half of its agency respondents are currently moving ahead with cloud adoption or are in the early stages of doing… Read more »

Sustainable spending ideas at NextGen

It might not seem like the perfect time to ask federal agencies to take on a new challenge. We know you’ll disagree since this new challenge will decrease costs and advance goals that transcend agency borders. Americans expect government to “lead by example” to stave off climate change, reduce pollution, stimulate green domestic jobs, improve… Read more »

NextGen will lead to more effective government

In 1992 when some of you NextGen attendees were small, a report came out on applying entrepreneurial principles to make government more effective. Authors David Osborne and Ted Gaebler described why performance measures are important: • What gets measured gets done. • If you can’t measure results, you can’t tell success from failure. • If… Read more »

The Alternative Bid – Dillemma or not?

An interesting article from a construction industry magazine is quoted below. It’s a tricky subject for govenment agencies. As a consultant who provides software solutions to manage these types of public bid issues, i’m interested in your experience and opinion with this issue. Thanks. ———————-article—————————- Alternative Bidding: Wise Budget Management or Manipulation? Alternative bidding is… Read more »

Federal Agencies use Peer Panels to resolve workplace disputes

I was reading a back issue of the “Federal Times” recently, and it contained a story about peer review as an up and coming way for agencies to resolve workplace disputes. http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20091130/PERSONNEL03/911300302/-1/RSS Peer review is decribed by proponents as an efficient, fast way to resolve workplace conflicts. In addition, according to preliminary research, peer review… Read more »

Turning NASTY grease into fuel

The San Francisco Public Utility Commission is licensing technology from a Philadelphia firm that takes the nasty sewer grease and grease from restaurant grease traps and turns it into diesel fuel. http://www.empoweredmunicipality.com/philly-co-partners-with-san-francisco-puc-to-produce-biofuel

Great Article on Geo-thermal applications for municipal government

The article talks about geo-thermal being a demand side, or energy reduction technology, compared to solar and wind, which are supply side or generators of electricity, adding power. http://www.empoweredmunicipality.com/geothermal-applications-for-municipalities The DOD is already using this and it is applicable for any building, but municipal buildings in particular.