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How government can use big data to its advantage

Posted on August 28, 2014
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While some may consider big data to still be in its buzzword phase, other groups have seen the light when it comes to leveraging large sums of information and analyzing it for its patterns and insights. A number of groups across different industries have begun using big data as part of their processes, but some of these projects have proven to be more beneficial than others.  Read More

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Government seeks to better regulate big data processes

Posted on August 28, 2014
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Big data is a relatively new trend that organizations are still attempting to navigate and understand how to leverage effectively. Decision-makers are also trying to better regulate this information and ensure that it keeps with privacy standards while complying with overarching industry expectations. Nowhere is this ‘this governance more apparent than in federal agencies. As these groups attempt to attach more rules to data management, federal organizations must pursue these best practices for a secure environment and to prevent costly data breaches.  Read More

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Government technology solutions must go the extra mile for security

Posted on August 28, 2014
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In government agencies, data protection is becoming a major priority, as a leak of this information could compromise both national security and the group’s reputation. However, this means that anything less than government technology solutions will likely provide insufficient safeguards, making it necessary to have the right tools on hand. As more vulnerabilities emerge, decision-makers must ensure that their systems are prepared to handle the challenge of identifying and mitigating any issues.  Read More

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Government agencies warming up to cloud use

Posted on August 26, 2014
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The cloud has been declared as one of the most disruptive technologies on the market as it has significantly affected how organizations operate. Cloud computing describes a broad movement to treat IT services as a commodity, dynamically increasing or decreasing capacity to match usage needs. As a sector that has traditionally been more cautious in adopting new trends, government agencies, in spite of approximately a four-year-old mandate to prioritize cloud technologies, are marching to quickly implement the cloud, gaining a more and more fundamental understanding of what the solution can do. While considerations of cloud computing for government may be different from factors involved with other industries, adopters will play a major part in addressing inefficiencies while improving government ability to serve the American public.  Read More

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Government groups increasing data requests for better insights

Posted on August 26, 2014
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Collecting and analyzing big data is becoming an essential process for many organizations. This is equally true for government agencies that are attempting to use this information to not only be more fast acting but also guarantee that any potential threats are detected and mitigated early on. These capabilities can be very beneficial to federal groups, but they are increasingly requesting more data to ensure they have a full picture completed with the most updated details.  Read More

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Big data brings big advantages to government

Posted on August 22, 2014
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The benefits of big data have been seen in nearly every industry as organizations utilize the strategy to enhance decision-making and boost productivity among employees. However, these perks cannot be proven without taking a look at the individual use cases where big data was leveraged.  Read More

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Top cloud migration tips for government agencies looking to make their move

Posted on August 22, 2014
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These days, the cloud is being increasingly adopted by organizations in a range of different industries. The reasoning behind these migrations is no secret: The benefits of Web-based technology – including boosted collaboration and communication along with reduced costs – are compelling for nearly any organization.  Read More

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Cloud migration efforts heating up across government sector

Posted on August 19, 2014
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The U.S. government is on a mission to become more technology savvy, including initiatives for consolidating its data centers and pursuing wireless integration. However, the biggest trend that is changing government agencies is the cloud. Since the cloud-first initiative was issued in 2010 by President Obama, numerous government groups have taken steps to utilize the technology and reap the benefits it can provide. As the cloud becomes a more important part of industry and consumer use, the government sector must follow suit and choose a capable cloud computing solution.  Read More

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Consolidation complexity posing problems for government agencies

Posted on August 13, 2014
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Many organizations run their mission-critical processes through data centers, however, these facilities increasingly require more power to function. As computing processes become more demanding, decision-makers must decide how best to decrease their footprint while still supporting their operations. Although government agencies have a data center consolidation initiative established, the complexity of the job is posing some challenges.  Read More

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DOD contract: Navy looks to speed up data center consolidation efforts

Posted on August 13, 2014
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Recently, a number of federal agencies have been looking to reduce and streamline their use of computing facilities as part of an overarching government program for data center consolidation. Over the summer, the Navy began its efforts in these respects by awarding the first of many contracts to consolidate their data center footprint.  Read More

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NASA seeks guidance with data center consolidation initiative

Posted on August 07, 2014
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Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration put out a Request for Information in connection with its plans for data center consolidation. Within the past few years, a number of government agencies have been aiming to reduce their data spread and centralize their digital content in a reduced number of computing facilities.  Read More

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Staying Secure in an Always Connected World

Posted on March 20, 2017 0 comments
Category: Internet of Things

Feds bring the constantly connected mindset from their personal lives, to work, along with new expectations. For example, the ability to take and share a photo instantly. Instant messaging. Social collaboration. And access to information – all needed/desired information – anywhere, anytime.  Read More

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The DCOI Journey: Simplifying Your Data Center

Posted on February 07, 2017 0 comments
Category: Data Center

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the “Energy Efficient Government Technology Act,” which will place energy efficiency standards on Federal data centers and require OMB to collaborate with agencies on plans to purchase and use energy efficient data center technologies.  Read More

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Investment in quality technology is aiding governments improve transparency

Posted on September 01, 2016 0 comments
Category: Technology

This past week, the town of Gallipolis, Ohio, made its financial records available to the public, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune reported. While this probably wasn't the biggest news story of 2016, it is reflective of an exciting state, and nationwide, trend.  Read More

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How vulnerable are US voting machines to foreign hackers?

Posted on August 10, 2016 0 comments
Category: Cybersecurity

The recent hack of Democratic National Committee computers, attributed by authorities to Russia, has many Americans worried about foreign influence swaying the upcoming presidential election.  Read More

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Data mapping is changing government

Posted on June 29, 2016 0 comments
Category: Data Center

Geographical information systems are evolving and so are the governments that are using them.  Read More

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What can artificial intelligence do for the government?

Posted on June 08, 2016 0 comments

Artificial Intelligence programs are completely changing how people view computers. Once lifeless machines, AI systems are allowing for computers to analyze information in ways once thought impossible. Such a revolutionary trend has many implications, especially within government. With that in mind, what can the modern agency get out of AI deployment?  Read More

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