Tag Archives: data

Brian Houston: Analytics Key to Virtual Environments

Brian Houston, a vice president at Hitachi Data Systems‘ U.S. federal subsidiary, believes agencies need to apply analytics to virtualized environments in order to gain insights into their data situation, FCW reported Tuesday. “The biggest issue that everybody’s trying to get their hands around is, ‘What do we really have?’” Houston …

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Guest Post: Susan Penfield on How to Build, Foster a ‘Culture of Innovation’

(Susan Penfield is an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton) Culture isn’t created by chance. It’s engineered, practiced, disciplined and starts with people. Creating collaborative spaces that foster collisions of ideas between smart people with diverse experiences and expertise produces better, faster, more relevant technologies and processes. The idea of a …

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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware on ‘Internet of Everything’ Trends in the Public Sector

Cisco describes the “Internet of Everything” concept as the many connections that link people, data, process and things and technology transitions such as the “Internet of Things” to make those links happen. A 2013 white paper from Cisco estimates the IoE to be a potential $4.6 trillion opportunity for the public sector through 2023 and projects focus areas for …

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Tom Callahan on SafeNet Assured Technologies’ Launch, Future of Cross Domain Tech

Netherlands-based digital security firm Gemalto closed its $890 million purchase of SafeNet in January of this year and shortly afterward officially launched a new subsidiary focused on the U.S. federal market — SafeNet Assured Technologies. Tom Callahan, vice president of sales at SafeNet AT, led SafeNet’s federal sales team as its VP prior …

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Omar Balkissoon on OG Systems’ Urban Robotics Buy and Geospatial Market Evolution

Omar Balkissoon helped to start Chantilly, Va.-based OGSystems in 2005 and has served as CEO of the systems integration contractor ever since. The company made a push to grow its geospatial market footprint earlier this year through the acquisition of Urban Robotics, a maker of aerial data collection technology. Balkissoon recently caught up …

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MapR Hadoop Training Program Seeks to Build Up Federal Contractor IT Workforce Skills

A new free training program from MapR Technologies launched in January for information technology administrators, developers and data analysts to obtain certifications for data distribution platform Apache Hadoop. This program aims to help alleviate a skills shortage in the federal contracting arena, a public sector leader at MapR says. Tom White, a senior …

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Ted Girard on Delphix’s Federal ERP Market Push and Agencies’ Data Security, Mgmt Challenges

Ted Girard leads the federal business of Menlo Park, Calif.-based enterprise resource application services provider Delphix as a vice president at the company. Girard’s GovCon career includes time as vice president of federal sales at BMC Software and federal sales director at data center automation software company BladeLogic, which BMC purchased …

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Carpathia’s Stu Fleagle: Public/Hybrid Cloud, Privacy, Automation, Data to Drive Tech Investments

Stu Fleagle, vice president of Carpathia‘s government solutions business, believes that hybrid and public cloud, automated compliance, privacy and data-driven decision-making will drive government technology investments in 2015. Fleagle said in a guest post published Monday on Federal News Radio that these trends will facilitate a transformation among government agencies as they seek …

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Deltek’s Deniece Peterson: Data Proliferation to Drive Federal Adoption of Sensor-Based IT Systems

Deltek has projected data management issues would prompt federal agencies to invest in sensor-enabled technologies for analyzing and transmitting information, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Deniece Peterson, director of federal industry analysis at Deltek, said she forecasts agencies to adopt sensor products for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical and software-based infrastructure. …

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Andrew Harsch: Unisys Offers Data Analytics to Help Firms Manage Service Delivery

Andrew Harsch, director of product and portfolio management at Unisys, observed that organizations are shifting away from metrics toward analytics for business management. In an interview published Friday on Unisys’ website, Harsch said analytics technology can help companies turn data into action and better manage services. “Data is key to …

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Dwight Hunsicker on Globecomm’s Gov’t Market Pursuits and Keys to Manage Bandwidth, Data

Dwight Hunsicker brings nearly  three decades of telecommunications and GovCon experience to his role as senior vice president and general manager of government solutions at Globecomm. His background also includes time at WorldLinks, a communications services firm he co-founded and served as chief operating officer at, and a business development leadership role at Westinghouse. In …

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