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Clement Christensen

Clement Christensen is a research analyst at the Government Business Council. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Anthropology from the George Washington University.
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The Three Best Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged

March 27, 2013 I think we can admit that not all jobs are equally interesting. We’re constantly told to find jobs that we’re excited to wake up for each day, yet the reality is that someone has to do the jobs many find mundane. But what you may not realize is that your...

4 Reasons Why Investing in Employee Engagement Matters

March 26, 2013 Since the start of the new millennium, we’ve been asked to “do more with less,” usually for less. And the patchwork is beginning to tear. Employers need new ways to encourage workers to improve productivity, especially in government. Enough ink has been spilt detailing the government’s long-term budget woes, so...

What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement and Employee Satisfaction?

March 25, 2013 The term “employee engagement” has been around for some time. Executive coaches, consultants and HR managers have been telling us for years that employees must be more than satisfied (for, as with a filling Thanksgiving dinner, satisfaction rarely yields productivity). In addition to satisfaction, we’re told, we must strive to...

Turning Optimism into Reality: How Big Data Is Transforming Government

March 21, 2013 The proliferation of Big Data has forced agencies to consider its great potential to revolutionize federal operations. As a result, many agencies are trying to train and/or hire a workforce to leverage Big Data, but in the current budget climate, new hires and investing in training courses is proving to...

How BYOD Can Work for Your Agency?

March 6, 2013 Under the direction of Administration leadership, agencies are developing BYOD plans, but many are finding that security challenges make the leap to BYOD more difficult than expected. Download this infographic to see how your agency can effectively adopt BYOD and overcome the security challenges of a mobile workforce.

Streamlining the Process: Improving Defense Acquisitions through Rapid Prototyping

March 5, 2013 An efficient and effective defense acquisitions process is vital to the success and safety of the modern warfighter. The Department of Defense, its subcomponents, and the military services are under great pressure to ensure American troops and those that support them have the tools they need to achieve their mission....

How Service Virtualization Can Remove the 4 Biggest Federal IT Roadblocks

March 4, 2013 Budgets are shrinking and IT demands are growing, with new and better technologies becoming available all the time. How can agencies keep up with technological needs without draining their budgets? In this report, learn how replacing hardware with virtual IT services can allow your agency to adapt quickly to changing...

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

February 26, 2013 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. Current agency projections intend to close almost 1,200 data centers by 2015. Closing data centers is only half the battle though, as the Federal...

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

January 23, 2013 There is often a disconnect when IT developers and business managers discuss new projects. In order to bridge the gap between the business side of the house and their IT departments, federal chief information officers (CIO) have pressed for a Shared Services Strategy that not only targets IT capabilities but...

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

January 22, 2013 In response to mounting budget and organizational challenges, senior federal leadership have turned to data analytics to improve mission-effectiveness. New policies from both Congress and the Administration are mandating ever greater use of data to improve agency performance. Indeed, there is a revolution in government to make data more open...