March 21, 2016
IT Modernization a Top Threat to Federal IT Security premium
DLT partner, SolarWinds recently announced the results of its third annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey, which explores the biggest barriers to improving IT security, including exposure during consolidation and modernization processes, threats from foreign governments and careless or untrained insiders. Top of the list? IT modernization. In fact, almost half of the government’s IT modernization and consolidation […]
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Government Writer
March 16, 2016
Autodesk CAD Manager Center – A New Online Educational Resource premium
A few weeks ago I blogged about how your organization can find the right kind of Autodesk software training. Well, here’s another option to add to your list. Last month, Autodesk unveiled the Autodesk CAD Manager Center. The site offers a number of best practices, software tips, and guides on how the CAD manager can […]
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Government Writer
March 14, 2016
Feds Still Lagging on Data Center Closures and Cost Savings premium
Data center consolidation is nothing new. Yet, many agencies are struggling to reduce their data center footprint, that’s according to a new report from the General Accountability Office (GAO). In 2010, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative charged 24 agencies with consolidating data centers. As of November 2015, 10,584 data centers had been closed with […]
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Government Writer
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 7, 2016
Cloud First…or Second: Managing the Hybrid Data Center premium
Most agencies aren’t interested in competing in the Amazing Race to the cloud, but there’s no doubt that the government is starting to embrace the cloud. Drivers include the cost savings and the increased agility that cloud computing can provide. However, this movement towards the cloud frequently leaves today’s IT professionals tasked with managing applications […]
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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
March 1, 2016
What’s New in InfraWorks 360? premium
As we blogged recently, Autodesk has just announced the release of the latest version of InfraWorks 360 its popular preliminary design software that serves as a great asset to transportation infrastructure and civil engineers. What’s great about InfraWorks 360 is takes little to no effort to go from creating your design to communicating the intent […]
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Government Writer
February 25, 2016
A 6-Point Plan for Fixing FedRAMP premium
First established in 2011, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was designed to streamline how agencies make the move to cloud computing. With its standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud service provider (CSP) products and services, FedRAMP was intended to save 30-40% of government costs using a “do […]
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Government Writer
February 24, 2016
Modern Software Development: A Continuous Journey, Not A Delivery Destination premium
My wife and I recently hiked the Stony Man Trail in the Shenandoah National Park. It was so much fun that we hiked it again a few weeks later with our college-aged kids and close friends. The four-mile hike leads to a spectacular summit, but also provides beautiful views of different vistas along the way. […]
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