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Bringing a Truly Mobile Government to Life in 2013?

Posted on January 15, 2013 0 comments
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The benefits of mobile government are tremendous – from being able to better engage with citizens to providing the most cutting-edge devices for enabling government employees to be more productive and effective. So, will 2013 be the year that a mobile government comes to life?  Read More

Telework Becoming Core to Supporting Agencies’ Missions

Posted on January 10, 2013 0 comments
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Telework has become more prevalent within government agencies. The good news is the employees are pleased and satisfied according to studies. From the environment to the budget, the benefits are endless. According to the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the teleworkers are more productive, engaged and satisfied as compared to their on-site counterparts. Other benefits according to this report include reduced number of sick days, higher motivation, and greater workforce benefits. As a teleworker myself I completely agree with all of above.  Read More

Virtualization Leads to Costs Savings and Increased Productivity for Federal Agencies

Posted on January 08, 2013 0 comments
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We are living in an era where the rise of natural disasters, whether in the form of hurricanes, “Derechos,” or epic snow storms that we dub “snowmageddon,” can seriously impact a federal agency’s ability to meet mission goals. With massive power outages and road closings being very common in the aftermath of these types of storms, it is very difficult for government employees to remain productive during these challenging times.  Read More

Ensuring That BYOD Efforts Align with Mission Goals and Requirements

Posted on December 19, 2012 0 comments
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When looking back on 2012, key topics like big data, cybersecurity and cloud computing all rose to the top of all of our Google news searches. The one area that is of particular interest and will continue to dominate the government IT news cycle into 2013, is the bring your own device (BYOD) trend.  Read More

The Future of Government IT in 2013: Cyber, Big Data, Cloud and Mobility

Posted on December 14, 2012 0 comments
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With 2012 winding down, we are coming into a forward-thinking time where predictions for 2013 are commonplace. And, although we face uncertainty with sequestration looming and the “fiscal cliff” still not being resolved, it is safe to say that government IT will experience a period of transformation as cybersecurity, big data, mobility and cloud solutions will grow in 2013 — according to two recent studies.  Read More

Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act Gaining Opposition From Technology Industry Groups

Posted on December 11, 2012 0 comments
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In October, we highlighted how the “Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act,” sponsored by Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), would have tremendous impact on the government IT sector. Since the legislation would condense IT authority under a single agency CIO, who would directly report to the Federal CIO, it aims to consolidate the way that government purchases IT solutions from industry vendors.  Read More

Telepresence Brings Effective Teleworking to Life for Federal Agencies

Posted on November 28, 2012 0 comments
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After President Obama passed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, many agencies have been preparing for a new horizon where government employees will be able to achieve more flexibility and productivity through telecommuting. Some of the key advantages of teleworking is the strengthening of COOP (Continuity of Operations), which greatly reduces infrastructure cost and improves the work-life balance of employees.  Read More

Highest Level of Partner Integration Equals Real-World Solutions for Government

Posted on November 16, 2012 0 comments
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The age-old expression that it “takes a village” certainly rings true when it comes to providing the most effective solutions for government. Delivering a complete technology lifecycle has never been more important for government than it is today. Budgets are reducing with mission requirements staying the same.  Read More

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Does SuperStorm Sandy make you rethink Desktop Virtualization?

Posted on November 02, 2012 0 comments
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Superstorm Sandy threatened the Eastern seaboard from the Carolinas to Maine causing the federal government to close down on Monday and Tuesday. The storm finally made landfall Monday night, leaving record power outages, mass flooding and electrical fires in its wake. Does Desktop Virtualization solve user’s ability to work during emergency situations?  Read More

The Impact of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act: It’s Bigger Than You Think

Posted on October 26, 2012 0 comments
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On September 20th, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), released his draft legislation, the “Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act.” This bill is different than most “information technology” legislation, because, if enacted, it has the potential to greatly impact the entire Federal IT sector including government employees and solution developers, service integrators and value added resellers (VARS).  Read More