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7 Things Users Want from an IoT Platform

When it comes to the Internet of Things, users want it all: A platform that can support every step of their IoT development lifecycle. And, it seems a platform like that offers the biggest benefits. According to a commissioned Forrester Consulting study on the Total Economic Impact™ of Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform, buyers seeking an IoT platform had…

Three Steps to Enhance Adabas Security on IBM Z®

IBM® Z platforms are known for security, and for good reason. Most mainframes contain decades’ worth of valuable information including financial data, personal files and proprietary business material. When you look to maximize the value of Adabas & Natural applications on IBM Z, security can be just as important as performance and reliability. IBM has been a pioneer…

What to Expect from Digital Transformation in Government?

The last two decades were marked by a sweeping wave of digitization that has transformed almost every sector, some more rapidly than others but eventually touching every domain. Smartphone usage, increasing internet access, and advanced digital tools and technologies have collectively shaped the way we shop, work, travel, eat, socialize, and even live. It’s safe…

Ready, Set, Rationalize: 5 Key Capabilities You Need for Effective Application Rationalization

Effective application rationalization and portfolio management have become key to government IT modernization, but many organizations need a roadmap for where to start. The federal application rationalization playbook does just that, outlining a six-step process for application rationalization in which your organization must: Identify your business needs and establishing governance Inventory your applications Assess business…

What is FedRAMP Authorization?

Just what is FedRAMP exactly? Given the cutting-edge digital era we live in, it’s extremely easy and convenient to access the information we need and execute a whole plethora of transactions online at the click of a button. A prime example of advanced technology is Cloud computing and services. The proliferation of Cloud services has…

Three Approaches the VA Can Take to Successfully Tackle IT Modernization

Since 2014, the Veterans Administration has been undergoing rapid IT modernization efforts designed to make broad reforms to its business lines. These changes are designed to improve customer experiences, largely by leveraging new technology which will improve the quality of services and make them easier to use. The agency’s key modernization priorities include improving customer…

Government Enterprise Architecture | Software AG Government Solutions

Four Reasons You Need to Implement a Robust Application Rationalization Program

Government agencies need more visibility into their application environment to understand and reduce their business risks and improve enterprise performance. However, it’s often difficult for agencies to execute an effective application rationalization program for a variety of reasons, whether it’s because of manual application inventory management processes, competing business priorities or resistance to change within…

Government API Integration Graphic | Software AG Government Solutions

What Are APIs and How Do They Work?

What are APIs exactly? In simple terms, an Application Programming Interface (API) is a software intermediary that allows applications to talk to each other. But it’s not just limited to applications; basically, it allows various types of digital systems such as, servers, cloud applications, and back ends of software to collaborate with each other and…

Cloud Native Applications for Government | Software AG Government Solutions

Why You Need a FedRAMP-Authorized IT Transformation Tool

With federal mandates around technology business management (TBM), FITARA, DODAF and other frameworks, it’s now more important than ever for federal agencies to gain complete visibility and control over their enterprise architecture and application portfolios. Better enterprise architecture management can reduce organizational risks and technology costs. It also fosters greater collaboration between the business and…