IT Perspective

September 6, 2016
Forget Everything You’ve Read about Application Monitoring premium
If you’re like many federal IT professionals, your understanding of application performance management (APM) has probably been rigidly shaped by the limited definitions put forth by analysts and other industry experts. Those groups tend to place APM in a very narrow, easily consumable box. To them, it’s software that incorporates analytics, end-user experience monitoring, and […]
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August 30, 2016
8 Tips for Making Smart IT Buying Decisions this Federal Year-End premium
Federal fiscal year-end is the busiest season for government IT spending. With only a few weeks left to spend the $3.8 trillion apportioned in Uncle Sam’s 2016 budget, the pressure is on to spend prudently and procure efficiently. But with growing media and public concern that year-end spending is wasteful, how can your agency make […]
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Government Writer
August 26, 2016
The new IT prototype premium
There is a dramatic shift underway in the federal technology landscape on a scale rarely seen more than once every decade or so. Computing environments are evolving from traditional on-premises-only to a hybrid strategy that migrates some infrastructure to the cloud, while keeping some critical systems onsite. According to SolarWinds’ IT Trends Report 2016: The […]
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August 18, 2016
3 Tactics Procurement Officers Can Use to Get Through the Craziness of Federal Year-End premium
With continued unpredictability about the annual federal appropriations process, the 2016 federal fiscal year-end busy season is likely to be as crazy as usual for federal procurement teams. According to testimony given before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in September 2015, Jason Fichtner a senior research fellow at George Mason University, […]
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Government Writer
June 21, 2016
How Hyperconvergence Makes IT Easy and Affordable premium
When news broke last month that the Pentagon is still using 1970s-era floppy disks to run its nuclear program, most of us expressed incredulity. Unless you happen to work for the federal government that is. According to federal CIO Tony Scott, the U.S. government spends 76% of its $88 billion IT budget on operating and […]
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Tech Writer
June 14, 2016
7 Best Practices for Government IT Service Continuity premium
Disasters such as weather, earthquakes, fire, cyber-attacks, terrorism and even human error, have all impacted government systems at one point or another and will continue to do so. Although the financial cost of government downtime isn’t as high as it is in corporate sectors such as the finance industry, the public sector is acutely aware […]
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Tech Writer
May 26, 2016
The Time Has Come for Packet Analysis premium
The Rolling Stones once wrote a song about how time waits for no one, but the inverse is also true today. These days, no one waits for time; certainly not government personnel who depend on speedy networks to deliver mission-critical applications and data. Fortunately, agency administrators can employ deep packet-level analysis to ensure the efficiency […]
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March 9, 2016
5 Public Sector Agencies That Are Reaping the Benefits of Going Google premium
The City of Pittsburgh is saving 25% of its annual email costs since moving to Google Apps while the U.S. Naval Academy boasts that is it making better use of the tax payer’s dollars with Google. But that’s not all, governments in 45 states have “Gone Google” – and all in a relatively short period […]
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Government Writer
March 3, 2016
5 Times Technology Transformed Government (and Vice Versa) premium
If you were asked to name some of the biggest proponents and propagators of technology in the modern age, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Elon Musk might spring to mind.  But what about the U.S. government? Yes, that right. Technology hasn’t just shaped how Uncle Sam does business (think citizen self-service tools, cybersecurity awareness, and […]
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Government Writer