One solution provider, Deltek, advises four growth areas for federal IT service providers through 2021:
In February 2011, the U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO) released the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, charting a “cloud-first approach” for an estimated $20 billion of the federal government’s $80 billion in annual IT spending at the time.
Several federal agency IT leaders convened in spring 2016 to discuss their cloud migration struggles as part of a panel discussion hosted by Federal News Radio. The top four government cloud computing obstacles to success they identified included:
Simpson’s comment may have been a nod to the February 2016 resignation of the Office of Personnel Management’s CIO. The exit took place in the wake of that department’s massive breach the previous year, which exposed 21.5 million federal employee and contractor records.
As federal agencies race to safeguard their systems and data, many are focusing their limited resources on five key areas:
Many of the recent cybersecurity challenges are driven not just by the increasing sophistication of the attackers themselves, but also by the vulnerability created by massively expanding datasets that must be carefully monitored and protected.
By 2020, Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray expects the current volume of data to grow 20 times larger in the next five years.
Few if any agencies are prepared to:
Figure 1 charts the rapid growth in the number of internet-connected devices, worldwide, between 2012, at 8.7 million devices, through an estimated 50.1 million devices in 2020.
The federal push toward the cloud, increased focus on security and the exponential growth of data have exposed how ineffective today’s siloed legacy data architectures are when it comes to meeting the rapidly changing needs of federal agencies and their constituents.
As eager as federal IT teams may be to streamline their data centers and drive greater efficiency and effectiveness, there are still a number of significant challenges those teams are facing as part of their migration efforts, including:
In an era of increasing internal and external demands and flat budgets, partnering with a federal IT consulting provider can relieve some of the pressure your team is feeling, allowing you to deliver on the growing list of initiatives on your project roadmaps. Some of the benefits of partnering with a third party include:
Insight is proud of its role as a solutions aggregator for the public and private sectors. During a recent engagement, our subject-matter experts created a secure infrastructure for a federal agency with 350,000 employees across the U.S., including one million mailboxes, and consolidated everything into four data centers. We offer a number of advantages that you should consider when it comes to selecting a federal IT service partner:
Above all, partnering with Insight means tapping into our significant experience in managing technology and serving as a trusted advisor for the government sector. Learn more about how we can help you keep up with emerging technology trends in our whitepaper, “Partnering for Success: Four Key Areas for Federal IT Teams.”