A key refrain we hear from many federal agencies today is the need to simplify and streamline their sprawling IT operations and infrastructures. Complexity — namely, unplanned and unnecessary complexity — drives costs higher, requires large and specialized staffs, and impairs agility, reliability and performance. Much complexity that exists is necessary and unavoidable. Federal agencies … Continue reading Tools Federal Agencies Can Use to Simplify Their IT Operations
Although the initial pace has been slow, federal agencies have been quietly adopting cloud services in recent years. Federal cloud spending has been hovering in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually with current and future years federal spending on cloud expected to climb into the billions of dollars annually. Many experts expect a significant … Continue reading Agencies want control over their data as they embrace the cloud — here’s how
Federal agencies create, collect, and store large volumes of data from many sources. Many agencies struggle to aggregate and analyze these multi-varied data sets to produce meaningful insights. Often this is because data are typically stored in infrastructure silos based on the type, source, format, business and mission owners, and governing policies. Many agencies lack … Continue reading An Easier Way to Transform Big Data Into Mission Insights
Big Data. A tired buzzword that, by itself, is not very meaningful. But let’s look at it a little differently. Today, data is too big, moves too fast, or does not fit into the structures of legacy database architectures. Alternative approaches to manage, protect, process, and utilize this data are now required. When you look at … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal about Big Data?