One of the main reasons systems are vulnerable is that they are either not patched or not patched quickly enough, due to the cost of system downtime that needs to be scheduled. Automating manual processes in the data center, particularly security patching, is a key factor that will allow federal agencies to meet compliance standards and keep data secure while freeing up resources for other critical tasks. An automated patching process eliminates errors by removing the human element, and strengthens overall security.
Date: Jun 19, 2019
The cloud offers many benefits for government agencies and is the primary catalyst toward transformation and IT modernization. But, for many agencies, it can be tough. This webcast will address the four stages of cloud implementation: planning, migrating, managing and improving.
Date: Jun 26, 2019
SwishData, Riverbed Technology, Inc.
$18 million. That is the cost of damages stemming from the May 2019 ransomware attack on the City of Baltimore. Recent events like this demonstrate that cyber espionage is still considered one of the most dangerous threats facing the federal government.
Date: Jul 17, 2019
As government agencies continue to advance their digital transformation and improve the citizen digital experience, they are moving to new platforms. A successful digital transformation, and continued compliance with federal technology update mandates, such as Cloud First and the Modernizing Government Technology Act, involves embracing multiple cloud platforms. This has a ripple effect of streamlining agency operations and presenting a new and updated digital experience for citizens. Our government agency speaker will outline how one agency moved operations to the cloud and the lessons they learned along the way.
Date: Jul 18, 2019
The administration’s Cloud Smart Strategy identifies security as a critical component of cloud-based transformation. That’s true of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a division of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. After moving operations to the cloud, its data is better protected and network systems better prepared for customer surges during open enrollment. And new, built-in system redundancies mean that recovering from a disaster will be easier than in the past. Moreover, going to the cloud means that the likelihood of a disaster is diminished.
Date: Jul 30, 2019
Cloud services are fast becoming a basic feature of the modern IT toolkit. Across government, the cloud’s ubiquity and agencies’ dependence on it have grown with the adoption of web-based services, among them Office 365. Government agencies rely on the popular suite of business apps to such an extent that it’s failure would cripple operations.
Date: Aug 08, 2019
Cloud computing is driving dramatic change and innovation across every industry vertical. Constituent demand for more services, more convenience and more transparency at a lower cost and with lower staffing level makes this transformation even tougher for government agencies. This webinar will explain what you need to know about cloud computing, how your agency can address the transition challenge and why training and education are critical to your organization's success.
Intelligent information management is an increasingly critical function for government agencies. Federal agencies are under pressure from all sides to fulfill technology modernization mandates, adhere to security and privacy standards, and ensure efficient and legal records management.
Today, software development teams are consuming billions of open source components and containerized applications to improve productivity at a massive scale by leveraging open source software supply chains. Learn more in this free presentation!
As government modernizes its information technology capabilities, the ability to successfully manage the identities of internal and external users – employees, constituents, contractors, partners, suppliers, et. al. – will be more critical than ever. Many of the advanced and emerging IT tools that improve government’s efficiency and effectiveness also alter the security landscape.
The complexity of existing business applications and the environment that has grown up around them can limit the potential for innovation. Taking mainframe applications forward and making the mainframe work harder requires a different type of approach to remove a number of constraints. Mainframe modernization is not one of the current “buzz” terms in the government technology sector, but it is fundamental to enacting many of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandates. Without updating mainframe-based legacy systems, most agencies cannot consolidate their data center environments, move to the cloud to share services or enable the mobile workforce. Mainframes are the foundation for many missions across government, and should remain a topic
of discussion as agencies work to innovate and reduce costs in IT.
We’re dubbing 2019 the year of the cloud. Why? Fueled by the new federal cloud computing strategy, Cloud Smart, agencies are poised to fast-track adoption and breakthrough the burdensome policy barriers that have been holding them back. With knowledge sharing and purchasing flexibility on the rise, the time is now for federal agencies to make their move. But what trends will influence this frenzy of activity the most over the next 12-months?
Oracle and Affigent