Posts Tagged: Network

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 the… Read more »

The Necessity of Network Modernization: The Technology Behind $7 Billion in Savings

Network modernization is more than a buzzword. It is a real, mission-critical endeavor central to the goals of every federal agency. It is also one that, if left ignored, will have huge ramifications. Federal networks are in need of a major overhaul. Emerging technologies like cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, and mobility… Read more »

3 Municipal Broadband Success Stories

Over the course of 10 years, Seattle has studied the possibility of creating a municipal-run broadband network seven times, most recently this year. Although it was determined in June that the cost would be lower than expected (somewhere in the range of $463 million to $630 million), city officials again rejected the idea, citing barriers… Read more »

The Value “Social Capital” Has On Your Organization

Let’s think a bit about social capital, and what it might mean for your organization. Per Wikipedia[1]: In sociology, social capital is the expected collective or economic benefits derived from the preferential treatment and cooperation between individuals and groups. Although different social sciences emphasize different aspects of social capital, they tend to share the core… Read more »

Stop Focusing on Vanity Metrics and Optimize the Government’s Data Centers

It has been almost five years since the federal government launched the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI). The initiative called for agencies to reduce the government’s 3,100 data centers by 40 percent. This effort was anticipated to save the federal government as much as $5 billion by 2015. However, instead of moving steadily towards achieving these… Read more »