Tag Archives: government IT

IBM Proposes Three-Pronged Gov’t IT Transformation Approach

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Government agencies should follow the example of large commercial enterprises in modernizing information technology infrastructure with hybrid cloud computing architectures, writes IBM Chief Information Officer Fletcher Previn. In a blog post published Wednesday, he outlines a three-step framework the company has devised with the intent to help public sector leaders ensure agency systems are “Tomorrow Ready.”

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IBM Tops List of Australian Govt IT Contractors

A new report from Australia’s national audit office says IBM received the highest number of information technology contracts from the Australian government during the 2012 to 2013 through 2016 to 2017 period, ZDNet reported Thursday. Australia spent $27 billion on IT contracts over the five-year period, including $1.8 billion for 692 government …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler Outlines Changes in Big Data Structure

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector at Hortonworks, has said cultural shift is one of the factors that drive the evolution of big data storage. Bierweiler told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that he observed data was previously used in a “transactional” manner but has now become crucial to decision-making. …

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ImmixGroup to Serve as BMC’s US Federal Distributor

Information technology company BMC has consolidated its U.S. federal reseller ecosystem under a single distribution channel led by government IT distributor immixGroup. BMC said Wednesday the new strategy is designed to give resellers access to contract vehicles and market intelligence as well as open new channels and streamline procurement. ImmixGroup became BMC’s federal distributor in …

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SaiTech Lands Stennis Space Center IT Support Contract From NASA

SaiTech has received a potential $43.9 million contract from NASA to provide information technology services support to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The government IT contractor will provide a range of IT services for Stennis, including planning, management, audiovisual, communications and technology support, NASA said Tuesday. The contract entails a 17-month base period, …

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Casey Coleman: Tech Advances Outpace Governance, Budgeting, Regulations

Casey Coleman, group vice president for Unisys‘ federal civilian business, has highlighted several challenges she believes the government faces as agencies work to achieve their goals. Coleman wrote in a blog post published Monday that government executives shared the issues they currently confront during the recent Executive Leadership Conference, where participants discussed …

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Red Hat Govt IT Event to Discuss Open Source Software; Paul Smith Comments

An upcoming Red Hat symposium on government information technology will feature speakers from 13 government agencies who will discuss the impact of open source software on the sector. Red Hat said Thursday its Nov. 10 Government Symposium will focus on how open source software can address government IT challenges in agility, flexibility and collaboration. “The way government …

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Verizon’s Kevin Irland: Shared Services Impacts Financial, Technical, Operational Functions

State and local governments are increasingly adopting cloud and implementing an IT shared services model due to its financial, technical and operational promises, says Kevin Irland, a corporate communications manager at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Irland writes in a Tuesday blog post that a survey by Grant Thornton, TechAmerica and the National Association of State Chief Information …

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DLT to Host Cybersecurity Virtual Conference

DLT Solutions will host an online event May 7 to discuss cybersecurity-related risks and problems that the government is facing. Representatives from companies such as BMC Software, Dell, ForeScout, Oracle, Red Hat, SolarWinds and Symantec are scheduled to attend, DLT announced Thursday. Those companies will focus on continuous monitoring and identity …

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