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M-19-21 Memorandum and What It Is

Posted on December 09, 2020

The M-19-21 memorandum mandates that all records are created, converted and transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in electronic format by end of 2022. The need, however, does not make the reality any easier to embrace.  Agencies must both find a way to convert legacy records from paper to digital, and put in place processes that ensure all records going forward are created digitally.  Working with constrained budgets, needing to educate personnel, having to develop new processes and choosing the appropriate technology, all contribute to the complexity of achieving this goal by the established deadline.   Read More


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Government agencies warming up to cloud use

Posted on August 26, 2014 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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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Public Sector Shared Services and Mobility, the Way Ahead

Posted on February 25, 2014 0 comments
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Shrinking federal IT budgets of the past few years have mandated the federal government to come up with new guidance and directives that outline steps to create plans that increase the overall efficiency of information technology. In the quest to “do more with less”, we now have a host of policies centered around topics such as cloud computing adoption, data center consolidation, program transparency, and shared services.  Read More

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Enterprise Network Switches – the Hidden Bottleneck

Posted on February 10, 2014 0 comments
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A hidden bottleneck is growing within systems deployed on data center floors today. This issue is being driven by current and on-going widespread changes to IT system designs driven by such factors as virtualization, modifications to storage networking and the needs of Big Data systems. This requirement is the need for core network port capabilities to be increased to take advantage of 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces that are now routinely available on most enterprise class network switches.  Read More