The IT Modernization Initiatives Best Addressing Changes in State and Local HHS Policies and Programs

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Uncertainty around federal funding, eligibility requirements, and the modification (or repeal) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left state and local health and human services (HHS) agencies hanging in a delicate balance. Although questions loom over policy and program funding, agencies are moving forward with plans to tighten operations and deliver better outcomes across Read more...

2 for 1: How the Right Approach to Modernizing the Data Center Prepares You for Public Cloud

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“Agencies must leverage shared services and embrace commercial technologies such as Software as a Service (SaaS) where possible, building new capabilities only when shared services and commercial technologies cannot meet mission need.” – Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization, December 2017   The Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization provides updated Read more...

Transforming Government Security One Virtualized Network at a Time

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On the heels of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s important to emphasize governments’ collective vulnerability and probability of cyberattack. As The Economist puts it, “the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” And what valuable data governments hold—from personally identifiable information (PII) to classified military intelligence to the inner workings of critical infrastructure. Read more...

How IT is Advancing Agency Missions: VMworld 2017 Government Highlights & Insights

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Digital disruption is transforming all industries—not least of which includes the public sector. At this year’s VMworld 2017, local, state, and federal IT leaders emphasized the importance of safely and cost-effectively transitioning to digital-first IT infrastructure in order to increase operational efficiency, maximize return on IT spend, and strengthen cybersecurity posture—in addition to leveraging IT modernization to break down Read more...

How Software-Defined Redefines the Value of Government IT

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Government IT operations and mission outcomes are not mutually exclusive. As agencies adjust to evolving political, cultural, economic, and technological norms, so must their IT plans and priorities. Software-defined compute changed the game for government IT, allowing agencies to virtualize physical servers and reduce their dependency on hardware. As advances in software-defined infrastructure technology persist, Read more...

Industry Workshops at VMworld Expand Popular AirWatch Connect Days

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If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas, be sure to register for a free, pre-conference Industry Workshop on Sunday, August 27. Building on the successful format of our VMware AirWatch Connect Industry Days, experts in Financial Services, Healthcare, Public Sector, and Retail will discuss digital transformation opportunities and challenges in a peer-to-peer format. Presenters will Read more...

Don’t Miss Our New Industry Solution Showcase at VMworld ’17

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Although every business has an industry categorization, for years the vertical solutions team here at VMWare has worked with industry pioneers to understand the unique business and IT challenges of six key vertical markets. Now it’s time to showcase these key industries and the real-world solutions helping them achieve quantifiable business outcomes.   Visit our new pavilion—the Read more...