Integration remains top of mind for those working in government IT. At the same time, we are becoming more connected each day, and people expect to have the same level of automation, integration and resulting speed on work devices that they have on personal hand-held devices.
Data consolidation, an inherent aspect of agency modernization efforts, is an even more viable option for agencies as cloud and super computing take IT to levels barely imaginable 30 years ago.
According to research firm IDC Corp., more than 200 billion devices will be connected by 2020, which far exceeds the number of devices anyone considered possible just a few years ago. With such expansive connectivity, it is difficult to gauge what the effects of the IoT will have on businesses, local and federal governments and even private citizens.
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Set to deliver interactive strategic discussions on the biggest IT transformation challenges facing government leaders today, the panels at the ModernGOV summit will bring together visionaries and leading technologists from both civilian and military agencies to develop proactive strategies for business process analytics, real-time integration, and cost-effective IT alignment with agency mission, to name a few of the summit’s agenda goals.
A recent federal cloud computing event underscored several themes we’ve recently highlighted here on ModernGov. The Federal Cloud Computing Summit brought together cloud subject matter experts from the federal government and academia, and featured visionary panels about topics ranging from cloud strategy to cloud success stories to a look ahead at what the future of cloud computing might look like. The insights shared by many of the panelists at that event echoed the sentiments Software AG Government Solutions thought leaders Chris Steel and Chris Borneman recently shared about the future of the data center and IT modernization.
Supporting more than 1.4 million network users,Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell- Army CIO, recently unveiled an aggressive IT strategy encompassing IT modernization initiatives spanning to 2021 to enable the warfighter to fight and deploy at any time, from anywhere well into the future. Referenced as the “Army Network Campaign Plan,” the Army’s IT strategy is set to deliver on five broad goals
Recently, Software AG Government Solutions Chief Solutions Architect, Chris Steel, was part of a panel discussion about data center consolidation in government on Federal News Radio. Other panelists included Mike Krieger, Deputy CIO, US Army; Ed Dorris, CIO, OCC/Department of Treasury; Mary Givvines, Deputy Director for Office of Information Services, NRC; Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage and Tony Evans, Director, Worldwide Defense Systems, Schneider Electric. The panel was moderated by Jim Flyzik of the Flyzik Group.