Learn how organizations can leverage Citrix to present published desktops and applications over a secure connection, without the need for a VPN, and without a requirement for data-at-rest.

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Updating legacy processes and systems has become a more immediate challenge than ever before, necessary to lay the groundwork for future innovation. Organizations are investing more heavily in areas that will allow them to take full advantage of new technologies and processes in 2021 and beyond. And cloud migration is one of the top priorities for CIOs.

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Shutdowns changed the world from a largely in-person experience to a virtual experience for government workers and citizens. Government workforces had to quickly move entirely to remote working and governments had to adapt to find new ways to deliver services to citizens. Luckily, the availability of digital tools made the shift possible.

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The possibilities created by edge computing range to near space and beyond, but the building blocks of successful edge deployments are decidedly down-to-earth. Red Hat’s John Dvorak, an emerging tech expert, shares practical steps to gaining the greatest value from edge.

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Cloud migration has long been one of Federal agencies’ top IT initiatives, from Cloud First to Cloud Smart and now the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity, which calls on agencies to accelerate movement to secure cloud services. The COVID-19 pandemic furthered the cloud push, as agencies moved services online to facilitate remote work and […]

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As the Department of Defense (DoD) moves from a primarily on-premises IT environment towards a cloud-native one, one question has been top-of-mind at the agency: How can cloud providers create a cloud environment for government use that is compliant with stringent regulations at the Pentagon?

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U.S. Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger detailed the service branch’s continuing migration to cloud services at the AWS Summit, Washington D.C. event in 2021. She focused on the buildout of its Cloud One cloud computing platform—which has a majority of its systems hosted with AWS—and the benefits that the platform is bringing to the Air Force.

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Federal employees and citizens expect consumer-like experiences from government – simple, intuitive, and on-demand. What holds back progress, and what steps are the leaders taking? Efficient, omnichannel contact centers that enable self-service, improve reporting and importantly — speed time-to-issue resolution — deliver these experiences and accelerate process improvement.    

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Government mandates and practical necessities are pushing government to the cloud. Cloud solutions can scale quickly, save budget, provide better security, and ease staffing challenges. Adoption isn’t easy, however, and security priorities like zero trust architectures add to the complexity. Still, U.S. government cloud spending will grow to over $8.5 billion by fiscal year 2023, according to Bloomberg. For ISVs, the opportunity for expansion in the government space is substantial and promising.

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To remain competitive, tech leaders need to continue to mature their company’s cloud strategies, ensuring that they have the right organizational design, skill development and processes in place to realize value. This is the government leader’s complete guide to doing just that.

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MeriTalk sits down with Rich Rose, senior architect at Veritas, and Sean Phuphanich, senior solutions architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), as they share best practices on reducing costs and filling policy compliance and security gaps for the clearest path to the cloud.

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While government agencies have made steady progress toward the cloud as they aim to modernize their technology environments, many Federal, state, and local organizations say they’re still at the early stages of their journey. As traditional data management software become outdated, the clear next step is cloud.

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Despite increased media coverage in the security community and the rapid shift to the cloud in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 reveals that supply chain security in the cloud continues its growth as an emerging threat for both government agencies and organizations.

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Are you a government leader committed to embracing new technologies as they emerge? Are you part of a team that wants to be at the forefront of innovation? Is your agency concerned about not being agile enough to make quick, pivotal decisions and solve critical government objectives?

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Federal agencies are hungry for the cloud, and they’re breaking down migration goals bite by bite. So where are agencies starting? What cloud flavors are most appealing? And, what three steps can Feds take to set the table for success in scaling the cloud in their agencies?

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Federal systems integrators (FSIs) are essential to IT modernization in government, but struggle to consolidate disparate legacy data centers and clouds from multiple providers.

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The Federal Data Strategy (FDS), a 10-year roadmap, is designed to help Federal agencies leverage data for strategic advantage and serve the public. Its importance is amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as agencies confront new requirements for data analysis and sharing, and must enable access and security for a widely dispersed workforce.

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For Federal agencies, secure multicloud as-a-service can help protect against potential security threats, prevent service outages, and better optimize IT budgets. But, multicloud also brings new complexity and misconceptions.

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The past year demonstrated Federal IT’s vital role in government service delivery. Technology challenges were front page news. Employees quickly shifted to work from home – security was critical, networks were tested, and vendors put supply chains into overdrive.

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Pressure on Federal IT systems has never been greater than over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a rapid
shift to mass telework, increased cyber threats, and challenged Federal teams to rethink traditional processes. Many agencies had strong IT transformation strategies in place –2020 provided the impetus and opportunity to shift those efforts into overdrive.

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Federal technology teams are experts at monitoring their on-prem data and systems. The importance of monitoring doesn’t change when migrating to a cloud environment. In fact, not continuing your monitoring protocols can have significant impact on your budget and drive-up your cloud usage costs.

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Multicloud deployments are now the norm for enterprise organizations, with a mix of public cloud solutions — SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS — and private cloud environments, either on-premises or with a provider.

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Federal environments are unique and mission partners building AI solutions for the network’s edge need highly customized infrastructure to realize the potential of AI for their missions.

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In a hybrid world, Federal IT teams need the ability to move workloads seamlessly, develop and manage applications that run anywhere, leverage emerging technologies, and ensure security across environments. However, tying together the right hardware architectures, microchip components, and container platforms to effectively achieve this can be challenging and costly.

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How can Federal agencies focus on elevating their cloud security posture, without worrying about compliance? Providing the public sector compliance at scale – it’s time to make the path to cloud seamless and cost efficient, no matter what your needs.

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Making real-time, data-driven decisions requires the ability to store, search across, and analyze
massive amounts of data. From identifying and addressing network security incidents to tracking
the COVID-19 pandemic to meeting changing warfighter requirements, agencies need realtime visibility into their data and network operations.

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The U.S. Army, alongside the joint services, is committed to a broad operational imperative: transition from the industrial to the information age and ensure – across every domain – data is used as a strategic asset to drive mission success.

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Migrating data and applications to the cloud is making information more accessible and portable, and the Army’s new Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) will build out cloud architecture over the next five years to help the Army develop stronger data inventory and software capabilities.

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As cloud adoption accelerates, it facilitates cost optimization, agility, and productivity outside of the traditional office, among other benefits. However, cloud acceleration also means more applications, data, and users are exposed to security threats.

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ThunderCat Technology and Dell Technologies help agencies evolve the remote work environment and enable a digital workplace through optimizing workloads, supporting applications and data, and managing increased networking capacity and security needs, remotely. Deliver tailored digital experiences to your workforce for increased productivity and worker-satisfaction.

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