On January 20, Software AG Government Solutions sponsored an Association for Enterprise Information event, Air Force Bending the Cost Curve: PlugFest PLUS (PFP) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. PFP is an innovative approach by the Air Force to leverage the Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Information Technology (IT) marketplace to help evolve fundamentally improved acquisition processes for rapid evolutionary development of open standards-based information systems.
In a recent post, ModernGov spoke with Chris Steel, chief solutions architect at Software AG Government Solutions, about how visibility into a government agency’s IT components and projects can help with IT alignment projects, systems, and hardware to their business mission.
With mandates, such as PortfolioStat, requiring that federal agencies consolidate IT resources to become more efficient and cut costs, etc., aligning IT programs and projects becomes essential. As we recently discussed in ModernGov, it is that very misalignment, and the presence of duplicative processes, that stands in the way of efficient operations for organizations.
Earlier this month Chris Borneman, Vice President of Software AG Government Solutions, shared with FCW readers his tips for preparing for big changes that will occur in data centers in as little as five years. His article focuses on how we can be more efficient as well as cost effective as we also prepare for these pivotal changes within IT in the coming years.
In our previous post, Chris Borneman, vice president for Software AG Government Solutions, shared his thoughts about the push for IT alignment in the federal government. In this post, Borneman tells us what he benefits he sees agencies realizing through IT alignment. He offers these three tips for evaluating vendors.
Last month, Software AG Government Solutions’ Chris Steel shared with readers of Information Week five practical tips to help government IT leaders drive modernization projects in the new year.
One of the greatest obstacles to efficient operations for any organization is the presence of duplicative processes. Often times, different groups within an organization purchase IT tools and solutions to meet their specific goals and objectives, without realizing that other groups might already be using the same, or similar tools, or benefit from using them. Without organization-wide intelligence, duplicative tools and processes can silo information, increase both CapEx and OpEx, and create myriad burdens on the end users.