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What Does Digital Transformation Mean for Federal CIOs?

By Matt Brooks on Nov 28, 2016 10:44:12 AM

In his blog series on 2016 IT trends, Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida wrote about the disruption third-platform capabilities are bringing to today’s IT environment. Cloud, data analytics, social and mobile are driving growth and major change – especially as IT organizations use them to replace or augment legacy models to create better value, efficiencies and competitive advantage. IDC calls this movement the Digital Transformation.

Hu highlights three areas where Digital Transformation impacts CIO decision making in the commercial market. Here, we’ll explore how they’re consequential for federal IT as well.

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Topics: Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Bimodal IT, Government, Virtualization, Third-platform, Cloud Services

Understand Your Technology Ecosystem With Data Analytics Intelligence

By Brian Houston on Jul 18, 2016 3:38:46 PM


IT managers can no longer approach their work with a single-purpose perspective. Today’s IT environment is increasingly networked and integrated – no one piece operates in isolation. To make the smartest decisions, manage risks and optimize performance, IT managers must work with the greater ecosystem in mind.


Meaningful data exists at every point in an IT ecosystem, but its full value is lost without the ability to synthesize and share it. IT managers need to understand what’s happening across the entire enterprise to accurately identify patterns, find inconsistencies, and make informed predictions. A high-performance IT environment relies on complete situational awareness.

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Topics: Data Analytics, Technology Ecosystem, Business Analytics, Interoperability

Top Considerations For Your Data Analytics Strategy

By Christian Heiter on Jan 25, 2016 3:36:10 PM

A better national government means finding improved ways to solve the nation’s challenges. Each agency, tasked with a different mission, must use its allocated budget in the most efficient way possible to have the biggest positive impact on our society. That could mean making more accurate predictions of disease pandemics at the CDC, improving the intelligence collection capabilities at the FBI or better analyzing the effects of global warming at the EPA.

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Topics: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Data Analytics

2016 Trends: Data Mobility and The Internet of Things

By Mike Tanner on Dec 8, 2015 9:54:32 AM

In 2015, we saw some spectacular advances and use case adoptions for new data and data management technologies in both private and public sectors, from storage virtualization and software-defined data centers to analytics and BI methodologies.

In 2016, there are a number of data technology trends that I believe will really begin to take hold.  Here are my top seven trends where I believe we will see some traction in the new year.

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Topics: Big Data, Cloud, SDI, Flash Storage, Data Analytics, Data Security, Internet of Things, Data Mobility

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