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Category: Managed Services


Managed Services Helps Agencies Take Advantage of IT Innovation, Control Costs

All agencies must manage to a budget, but in today’s hyperconnected and quickly evolving world of IT, this is increasingly difficult. That’s why so many agencies are looking to partners for managed services as a way to innovative IT solutions without investing millions or more in infrastructure that will become obsolete in a few years. […]

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TechSource Editor

November 30, 2015

Managed Services

Part 2: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

In my last TechSource post, I shared four tips for federal agencies to consider when they are vetting outside IT contractors to provide active support of operational continuity. As agencies of all sizes know, it can be tough to choose from a multitude of contractors who are saying the same things: “Our difference is our […]

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Cindy Hamilton

September 2, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Part 1: Top Considerations for Selecting an On-Site Partner for your Federal Agency

Most federal agencies need the active support of IT contractors to supplement their staff and ensure continuity of operations. It can be tough to choose from the multitude of contractors, particularly when many of the proposals indicate the firms differentiate with similar characteristics.  Many will indicate they differentiate with people, process and technologies.” But do […]

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Cindy Hamilton

August 31, 2015

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

The Internet of Things is All about Service

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big idea, full of excitement, promise and…what else, exactly? Although the days of sensors on every object within an organization seem futuristic, today’s CIOs are putting in place an operational foundation that will enable and drive the IoT as it develops. CIOs are focusing on getting the most […]

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TechSource Editor

July 30, 2015

Digitization + IoT  •  Managed Services

Four Questions for Choosing the Right Managed Services Provider

As our regular readers know, we are focused on preparing to invest and getting the most from budget dollars. As technology consumption is shifting, many organizations are turning to managed services to keep up with the latest IT needs. Investing in a managed services model allows users to switch to a consumption-based IT strategy. In […]

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TechSource Editor

June 4, 2015

Managed Services

Making the Most of IT Investments

Technology today is shifting so quickly that organizations often struggle to keep up. How do you manage your IT investments and ensure a quantifiable return? In this short video, Jim Smid, Iron Bow Technologies’ Chief Technology Officer, talks to a wide range of topics, including considerations for investing in IT and what to look for […]

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TechSource Editor

May 26, 2015

Managed Services

Is the Government Ready for FedRAMP Ready?

To ensure the cloud solutions and services being implemented by government agencies are secure and meet an established set of standards, experts from multiple federal agencies, including GSA, NIST, DHS, DOD, NSA, OMB and private enterprises came together to form the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP analyzes the cloud services and solutions […]

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TechSource Editor

December 3, 2014

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  Managed Services

Federal IT Trends: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

With federal agencies busy wrapping up fiscal year 2014 IT projects, it’s a great time to look back at trends that shaped 2014 and look ahead to see what will likely shape 2015 priorities.

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Rob Stein

September 15, 2014

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Federal Procurement Innovation Will Enable IT Innovation

Making budgets work for innovation was the topic of a panel at the recent Federal Forum 2014 in Washington, DC. At a time when budgets are flat, federal IT decision makers are constantly challenged to do more with less. This was the common theme during a panel featuring, Kirit Amin, Deputy Chief Information Officer and […]

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TechSource Editor

September 4, 2014

Managed Services

New Report on the Future of Public Sector IT Consumption

In a recent guest post on Cisco blogs, GovLoop’s Steve Ressler wrote about how the public sector’s IT consumption model is evolving. He highlighted a new guide produced by GovLoop and Cisco: “The Virtual Platform – The Future of Public Sector IT Consumption.” Here is an excerpt from Steve’s post: We’ve arrived at a new […]

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TechSource Editor

August 26, 2014

Managed Services

Top 5 Reasons to Migrate to UCaaS

Both government and commercial workplaces are becoming more decentralized as employers take advantage of telework and mobility to increase productivity and efficiencies. To keep the workplace connected, organizations are tapping into unified communication networks. While traditional implementation of communications networks can be a costly investment, according to Forrester Research, 7 out of 10 organizations are […]

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TechSource Editor

August 25, 2014

Collaboration  •  Managed Services

Five Reasons to Turn to Managed Services

Managed services is the practice of outsourcing services to a trusted partner. Whether it’s moving from on-premise software solutions to cloud-based technologies or focusing on your primary business while outsourcing IT management, managed services enables your organization to move as fast as technology, without capital expenditures and worries about constantly re-training—or retaining – IT staff. […]

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TechSource Editor

August 19, 2014

Managed Services

PODCAST: Benefit and Value of Managed Services for Government Agencies

A new movement is happening where government agencies are implementing managed services IT models to reduce overall costs and bring organization effectiveness to the forefront. Managed services allow agencies to get out of the business of IT and focus on their core missions.  From a budgeting perspective, managed services also take agencies out of the […]

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TechSource Editor

August 13, 2014

Cloud  •  Managed Services