Implementation of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for Federal Agencies

May 15, 2018

According to the Office of Management and Budget’s Matthew Blum, “The stars are aligning for agencies to think about how to improve their acquisition preparations and plans.” Blum goes on to say that, “Despite a legislative and policy push to stimulate innovation there is still a considerable cultural undercurrent that blunts progress.” First introduced in 2016, the Modernization Government Technology

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Government News Roundup – May 2018 Edition

May 9, 2018

Federal Lessons Learned from the FedRAMP Journey The Washington Journal shares the story of one government vendor’s journey to FedRAMP authorization.  Find out how two years of dedication and finding the right strategic partners helped one vendor obtain this highly critical authorization. Read More GAO: Completing our Recommendations Could Save Billions Despite GAO recommendations, agencies are still struggling to modernize

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Government News Roundup – April 2018 Edition

April 4, 2018

Federal Cloud’s Untapped Potential for Innovation The most common reasons agencies cite for moving to the cloud are cost savings, efficiency and shared resources, there is another objective:  Innovation. Read More Report: FedRAMP Slashes Cloud Authorization Times to Six Months FedRAMP has slashed authorization times from as much as two years to six months, further enabling the adoption of cloud

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Enterprise Connect 2018 Event Recap

April 4, 2018

The number of FedRAMP approved cloud providers is up to 96 with another 81 providers in the process of approval, according to FedScoop, signifying the acceleration of the pace of adoption in the government. With this in mind, collab9 headed off to Enterprise Connect to learn about the latest tools available in the Unified Communications industry. Here are a few

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How to Modernize Your Communications with UCaaS

March 26, 2018

The benefits of IT Modernization have been a regular topic for CIOs in both the private and public sectors. And through the efforts of the American Technology Council, agencies now have a step-by-step timeline to when the modernization needs to be completed. Now that the barriers to adoption have largely been removed, including financial limitations with the creation of the

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How Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) Protects State and Local Agencies’ Ability to Communicate in Disasters

March 9, 2018

2017 was a record-breaking year, and not in a good way. The New York Times reported that $306 Billion dollars of damage was felt across the country from natural disasters.  This was the largest figure since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina caused over $215 Billion of damage, leaving New Orleans devastated. With storms such as Harvey, Irma and Maria now household

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Government News Roundup – March 2018

March 2, 2018

TIC-Tock: New Federal Deadlines Ahead The increase in cloud usage and mobility of the federal workforce is putting a serious strain on the aging TIC infrastructure.  To meet the modernization deadlines, steps must be taken today to ensure the security of government data while providing the performance needs of the workforce. Read More Look beyond efficiency when it comes to

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Avaya Engage 2018 Event Recap

February 16, 2018

Last month, Avaya’s partner community met in New Orleans to discuss the future of communications and digital transformation. Topics were wide-ranging, covering how to migrate from an on-premises solution to the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation. More than 3,000 of Avaya partners, customers and executives met to collaborate and learn about the future of communications and

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Three Things to look for in Your UCaaS Provider

February 16, 2018

Modernization of government technology has been a consistent theme in the hallways of government agencies – regardless of if they are a federal, state, or local agency. Premises Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephony systems are approaching “legacy” status, and some would argue they are already there, prompting agencies to start planning for their next solution. Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) is regularly

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Government News Roundup – February 2018 Edition

February 8, 2018

White House Releases Final IT Modernization Report The report details the recommendations for modernizing the federal government, including an emphasis on cloud solutions and shared services. Government CIO Top 10 New Tech Investments in 2018 Cloud services rank number 1 on this list put together by Forbes Magazine.  Communications also rank as number 7 and 8.  See what other trends

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