Tag: government

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Who Are Your Fellow Travelers on the Road to Modernization?

In this blog series, we have been talking about modernizing government IT as a journey rather than event. We have discussed planning as a necessary and sometimes eye-opening step in starting out on the journey. We have noted recent cyber … Read more…

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WannaCry: A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call

In this blog series, we’ve been talking about government IT as being on a journey, a road trip. And that analogy works for discussing cybersecurity. If some good can come from the recent global ransomware attack, I am hoping it … Read more…

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NASCIO Attendees Set Path to Future of Digital Government

In an age of social media, smartphones and other digital distractions, many people worry that we aren’t spending enough time talking to each other face to face. But, conversation flowed freely around a table I recently hosted at the NASCIO … Read more…

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Planning Your Journey of Transformation

Summer is almost here. Time to start planning the vacation road trip. I’m old school when I plan a trip. I spread out maps to see where I’m going and the entire landscape I’ll be driving through. When I’m driving, … Read more…

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Cybersecurity Challenges in State and Local Governments

There’s an old proverb that says a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Imagine a metal chain pulled from end-to-end. If each link can sustain a significant force, then the entire group is strong. But if just … Read more…

Transforming Networks: A Look at Government IT Challenges

The IT requirements in Washington are vast and complex — much like the government itself. So when it comes to cybersecurity, cloud computing, and IT networks, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. To better serve the government’s needs, IT leaders within … Read more…

The Week in Links: Big Data Is No Longer the Biggest Deal

Welcome to “The Week in Links,” where we’ll feature a series of business and tech-focused articles that really got people talking this week. What’s new with the Internet of Things? How can hybrid cloud help governments better engage with citizens? … Read more…

Are Cloud Brokers Wasting Government IT Resources?

Thanks to its myriad benefits, cloud computing is becoming a significant topic of conversation among government agencies. For the government, cloud features such as security, standardization, and interoperability are especially important — and agencies that acquire cloud services directly from a provider can see great advantages. Read more…