During a speech at the Brookings Institute on Monday, Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed his support for net neutrality. He suggested that the existing guidelines set forth by the FCC for net neutrality should be codified for regulation purposes. According to cnet news, two new guidelines that Genachowski advocates adding to net neutrality “would prevent Internet access providers from discriminating against particular Internet content or applications…[and]…ensure that Internet access providers are transparent about the network management practices they implement.” Genachowski reiterated that these policies are necessary to maintain a “robust internet.” Click here for more.
This week, hardware firms continued their expansion into the services sector with Dell’s acquisition of Perot Systems. Last year, HP bought EDS, expanding its presence in the federal marketplace. The question on many industry experts’ minds is: who’s next? The motive is clear: while HP’s profits fell 19% in the third fiscal quarter ‘09 from 2008’s figures, driven largely by a fall in software, server, and printer sales, their services sector enjoyed robust growth, driven by HP’s acquisition of EDS.
Richard Pineda, Executive VP of Perot Systems Government Services (PSGS), weighs in on the key to winning in the federal services market: “the key to winning is really an art and comes through disciplined planning, organization, and managing two primary stakeholders: customers and associates.” He notes, “If you lose the key personnel on an account, you’ve lost your competitive edge.”
Lee Carrick, President of PSGS, tells ExecutiveBiz about the “right places” PSGS has found in the marketplace: “We have a large delivery capability on the civilian side: healthcare, NASA, and education…We are solid in defense, Army and Navy, specifically. Our intelligence team has been growing and we have a large number of opportunities in our homeland security group.”
In Case You Missed Last Week…
Last week, NYT best-selling author Keith Ferrazzi spoke to us about the power of effective networking, Google Enterprise’s Mike Bradshaw gave us six facts to consider about cloud computing, Melissa Hathaway reassured us that all is not lost on the cybersecurity front, and The New New Internet spoke to Robert Holleyman, who told us that cyber crime is a growing problem.