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The Keys to Successful Modernization? Data and Insight

Technology lies at the heart of digital transformation in government, but far too often agencies focus on tools and solutions — the bits and pieces of hardware and software they must integrate into their ecosystem to enhance constituent service delivery. But true modernization requires so much more than point solutions or legacy, bespoke technologies that…

APIs Can Bring Legacy Back to Life

Behind every successful business stands a mainframe or a neglected enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform; unloved but still very much needed. Since the Harvard Mark 1 was launched in the 1940s, organizations have been using technology to help run their businesses. Today, however, much of their investment goes into a digital front end – mobile apps, web…

Benefits of Using API Integration in Government

The benefits of using API integration in government are better security, as well as ease of accessibility to common citizens. API is a technology that integrates databases, applications, and devices, making the interaction between datasets and agencies a seamless, automatic process. If your government agency still relies on legacy applications and doesn’t have integrated systems,…

Three Ways State Agencies Can Avoid Data Integration Headaches

Now more than ever, data critical to taking care of citizens must be retrieved from multiple sources both within and outside of a given agency. Agency leaders need to put citizens at the center of their efforts, and that will require new approaches to integrating and sharing data. As things stand, it’s difficult for state…

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…