Modernization is not enough. If agencies limit their efforts to replacing or upgrading outdated legacy systems, they will only make limited gains in terms of performance and security—and set themselves up for more costly modernization efforts in the years ahead. What’s needed, instead, is digital transformation.
The concept of transformation speaks to the need to adopt technologies and strategies that fundamentally shift how agencies develop IT solutions. Rather than simply modernize their systems, agencies need to create a dynamic IT environment that can evolve as requirements evolve—with flexibility and scalability built into every aspect of the enterprise, from the underlying infrastructure to the IT delivery model.
In the “Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization,” the White House’s American Technology writes that a “continuous innovation model” will allow agencies “to overcome challenges in the current environment, transform itself into a modern, efficient enterprise, and embrace ongoing technological change.”
Register now for this event where thought-leaders from across government will explore the technologies, policies, and strategies that make transformation possible.
Potential topics to be addressed include:
- IT automation strategies
- Cloud-based IT service models
- Software-defined operations
- Enterprise Agile
- Hybrid IT architectures
- The role of shared services