April 26, 2013Underwritten by VMware It has often been agreed that IT procurement projects can be duplicative, costly and slow to complete, but new developments are underway that may fundamentally change how IT is managed. At the center of this conversation is a debate about the role of the chief information officer (CIO). One can be sure that a change in the dynamic of the C-suite would create new questions on the way agencies manage their IT investments, especially cloud computing. As agencies move more of their mission critical workloads to the cloud, the alignment of priorities in the C-suite will make for a much smoother transition.
April 5, 2013Underwritten by Brocade The White House has mandated continuous monitoring since 2010, but funding shortages have slowed implementation at many agencies. Now that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to cover the costs, all federal civilian agencies are implementing surveillance programs. Big data, especially when leveraged through data mirroring, has the potential to greatly improve cybersecurity efforts.
March 4, 2013Underwritten by CA Technologies One of the greatest concerns for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the coming years will be rolling out new applications and service functionality. However, budgetary pressures mean agencies must be concerned with the bottom line more than ever.
February 26, 2013Underwritten by Brocade In an effort to reduce energy usage and IT costs, federal leadership has mandated the closing of hundreds, possibly thousands, of data centers across the country. But most agencies are still having trouble realizing cost savings and reduced energy usage.
Leveraging the Power of High Performance Analytics: Smarter Decisions, Better Outcomes, Faster Than Ever Before
January 22, 2013Underwritten by SAS In response to mounting budget and organizational challenges, senior federal leadership have turned to data analytics to improve mission-effectiveness.
January 22, 2013Underwritten by Adobe Defense agencies are undergoing a mobile transformation, but most managers don't expect significant growth due to security concerns.
November 12, 2012Underwritten by Autonomy Thousands of decisions are made by employees at all levels of government, but the tools decision makers need have not kept up with the times. Spreadsheets and databases cannot handle all types of data, so potential issues regularly go unnoticed. To find the origins of a problem, organizations often have to delve into unstructured data or “human information” to find out who knew what, when and where.
October 9, 2012Underwritten by Deloitte Competing priorities are slowing down federal government efficiency. Just 29 percent of federal managers surveyed give high marks to the efficiency of their agency and 16 percent say the same about the federal government as a whole. In this research report, GBC identified eight federal cost areas— payments, oversight and compliance, property management, redundancy, contract resource management, technology, workforce, and acquisitions and procurement—and asked federal managers surveyed to rank their efficiency. Read on to learn: -Which cost areas contribute most to federal inefficiency -What is the top challenge when it comes to reducing inefficiency -Which steps pose the largest obstacles for managers in cutting costs -How agencies are overcoming these challenges and completing successful cost reduction initiatives