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Unintended Consequences of New Government Technology

“Modernization” is one of the very en vogue terms describing a swath of government initiatives these days. Crippled by years of bureaucracy, shrinking budgets and other structures that prevent agencies from moving with speed and agility, only now have government entities realized “modernization” is a must. Not only is it a goal that will move an agency forward,…

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The Government Technology Bill of Rights

The foundation of a high-quality government technology implementation is a high-quality technology product. In order to ensure that government agencies are procuring technology products that will have a high likelihood of being successful, there should be a minimum set of criteria that define what those products should be able to do. Stated differently, this set…

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How Cloud is Changing the Role of IT

One of the most pivotal decisions that government IT administrators can make today is whether or not they move their agency to the cloud. They can choose to stick with their old technology – which is often built on top of on-premise servers and is at the mercy of any bad actors the department firewall…

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Why You Should Ditch The Requirements Checklist

You’ve made the choice to acquire new technology for your agency. Maybe your first vendor didn’t deliver the right solution – or changing conditions in your agency, realm of responsibility, mission and/or area of operation necessitate a solution you didn’t have before. Whatever the reason, evaluating new technology will require a long process involving drafting…

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