Posts Tagged: automation

The 4 Principles of Software-Defined Networking

This blog post is an excerpt from our recent report, Software-Defined Networking: Keeping Pace With Network Complexity In The Public Sector. Download the full report here. When it comes to software-defined networking, Force 3’s experts explain the concept—including its relevance to customers and the best practices for adoption—using four principles. These guidelines provide insight into theRead… Read more »

Current Change & Future Vision for Open Data

Open data not only promises needed innovation and government reform, but also unique business opportunities benefiting government and private sector entities alike. Government is not the only driver of data transformation. Grassroots innovators working in specific information areas like geospatial, initiated most open data transformations. These efforts were aided by President Obama’s 2013 Open DataRead… Read more »

Dealing With Cutbacks? Turn to Automation

Do less with more. One person doing two jobs. Make better decisions – but with fewer resources. These sort of phrases have become the new edict of government. As budgets get cut and staff reduced, government employees wonder how, exactly, they are supposed to get everything done, when it seems like they have more andRead… Read more »

You Can Only Build So Many Walls

For years the IT community has been building walls and digging moats to keep out cyber attackers. Now the focus has shifted. Rather than zero-in on outside invaders, security experts have set their sights on internal vulnerability. – Federal Times. Automation alone can’t prevent cyber attacks. Why? “It is critical to have people standing onRead… Read more »

One Police Department Still Practices Asset Management With Index Cards

In the business world, poor efficiency equals lost profits and less chance at survival. As dire as that sounds, inefficiency among first responders can have even more serious consequences, especially with state and local police departments. Yet many local government agencies all over the country still grapple with the issue of asset management and inventoryRead… Read more »

Fixed Asset Management Takes Center Stage For Fire Departments

Take a spin through the headlines and it’s easy to see fire departments struggling with fixed asset management. In a rural Mississippi town recently, thieves made off with much of the equipment that allowed a volunteer fire department to do its critical job. They stole the “jaws of life,” saws, fans, tools and other equipment.Read… Read more »