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The Common Pitfalls of Data Center Consolidation and How to Make It Work For You

February 26, 2013Underwritten by arrow 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.

How the Shared Services Strategy is Bridging the Gap Between Business Managers and IT Shops

January 23, 2013Underwritten by and arrow New technologies and policies are driving a more symbiotic relationship between business and IT managers

Leveraging the Power of High Performance Analytics: Smarter Decisions, Better Outcomes, Faster Than Ever Before

January 22, 2013Underwritten by arrow In response to mounting budget and organizational challenges, senior federal leadership have turned to data analytics to improve mission-effectiveness.

Managing Mobile: How Defense Agencies Can Ensure Security Amid Mobile Expansion

January 22, 2013Underwritten by arrow Defense agencies are undergoing a mobile transformation, but most managers don't expect significant growth due to security concerns.

Making Big Data Work for Government

November 30, 2012Underwritten by arrow The Big Data revolution has come with a lot of promise. But without an army of data scientists and shrinking budgets, can it deliver in government?

Uncovering the Why: How Human Information Can Improve Agency Decision-Making

November 12, 2012Underwritten by arrow 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.

GBC Infographic Library

November 1, 2012arrow The complete library of Government Business Council infographics.

Cutting costs: Inside the effort to improve the efficiency of federal operations

October 9, 2012Underwritten by arrow 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

3 Sequestration Survival Strategies

October 3, 2012Underwritten by arrow As the November presidential election nears, it seems increasingly unlikely that lawmakers will come to a consensus on how to reduce government spending. Such indecision would put the sequestration clause into effect. Are you prepared for sequestration? Here are 3 survival strategies to help you navigate the road ahead.