The Office of Management and Budget has made it clear: The future is in shared services. A forthcoming OMB policy on data center consolidation keeps the emphasis on a "cloud first" and shared services-heavy approach. Both initiatives, however, depend on agencies being able to monitor and maintain the health of the IT enterprise. There are significant challenges within this new type of shared services environment to provide visibility to all stakeholders. It’s essential to provide not only separate department-level views, but also an enterprise-level overarching view. In this webcast, Mark Glorioso, Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center, will talk about the challenges of managing performance in a shared services environment.
As agencies strive to deliver more and more value to their stakeholders, agency IT decision makers are under immense pressure to innovate while spending a majority of their budgets on simply keeping the lights on. Further, they look with an envious eye at exciting, emerging technology companies from Silicon Valley and wonder how their agencies can be just as responsive while still keeping their systems of record available and secure. What’s an agency to do?
What’s your biggest worry with Windows 10 migration? Application compatibility, User experience, and Security rank high on the project requirements checklist. Learn how Federal, Intel, and other DoD agencies are successfully exceeding Windows 10 migration project requirements. Join us as we take a deep-dive into the tools built into Citrix XenDesktop that you can use today to make this your best Windows migration ever. We’ll show you how to use a free tool to check app compatibility, and how to leverage features built into Citrix XenDesktop to avoid hours of manual testing and remediation.
As agencies consolidate their data centers, they have a unique opportunity to improve the efficiency and flexibility of their operations through the use of virtualization and related technologies. This webcast will look at best practices in leveraging modern technology and management strategies to improve the efficiency of consolidated data centers.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has clearly had a major impact on government agency IT operations. By requiring agencies to ensure IT leaders take a more active role in the decision processes and policies related to IT resources, it is demanding more accountable, better informed and more strategic-minded IT leaders. It is essential for all agency IT leaders to operate at that level. To make better informed and more effective decisions regarding IT resources, IT leaders need real-time data and an accurate and up-to-date picture of the current state of their IT services. It can be a challenge to accurately qualify and quantify IT resources when that data is inaccurate or incomplete. Join this webcast to learn more about FITARA and how it affects IT acquisition, implementation and management in government moving forward.