“The Third Platform” – Big Data, cloud computing, mobile, and social – is having a tremendous positive impact on government and citizens alike. Analyzing trends in real time, and capturing all data sources where they originate is game changing.
This past fall at the EMC Federal Summit, Federal leaders gathered to discuss how to “Redefine Federal IT.” In my morning keynote, I looked at how to utilize the third platform in the rapidly changing IT environment. Here are some takeaways:
According to the recent IDC Digital Universe study, the digital universe is enormous – and growing exponentially. Data is growing faster than our ability to manage it, and agencies need to redefine their approach – but how?
The first step in redefining IT is determining what users want. It’s really quite straightforward – they want simplicity. They want instant gratification. But, how do we get there? It’s all about how the data in the digital universe is orchestrated and automated, and solutions like enterprise hybrid cloud can help. By leveraging a hybrid cloud, agencies can maximize their data – with the speed and agility of public cloud services and the control and security of private cloud infrastructure.
And, it’s important to keep in mind the power of software-defined solutions in innovating Federal IT. Take a look at a MeriTalk study, “Innovation Inspiration: Can Software Save IT?,” that found that more than 70% of money spent on Federal IT is dedicated to maintaining legacy systems. Additionally, over 50% of Feds believe a transition to software-defined models will not only save money, but will also enhance IT performance. Software-defined technologies redefine IT, enabling the automation and simplification of IT management, and increasing the agility and flexibility of infrastructure. Costs go down, and room for growth goes up. The software-defined enterprise will enable agencies to enhance support and innovate like never before.
As more agencies turn to the third platform for the support to handle Federal missions, they gain the ability to obtain real time insights, improvise, and quickly adapt to changes. To learn more, register here to view the keynote.