Data is the New Currency. Are You Prepared to Invest?

data analytics
April 27, 2017

Data is, and will continue to be, at the core of our digital world.  Considering data as a currency not only validates the importance of data, but strategically shows a smarter use for it.  Actionable insights from unified data are key for advancing digital experiences and improving business decisions.  However, critical data is often found outside a company’s firewall or sometimes lost within an organization’s internal silos. It’s as if…

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Tis the Season to Slide into SLED

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September 27, 2016

In my recent posts, I’ve focused on initiatives in the Federal space and steps Avnet Government Solutions is taking to protect Uncle Sam’s goods. As summer wraps up I wanted to drill down on the other side of the public sector. Last month we attended XChange SLED University and then road tripped to the Sunshine State for NASCIO a couple weeks ago. The state, local and education (SLED) industry provides…

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Lock It Up or Lose It – Protect Your Data with AGS Cyber Protect

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July 5, 2016

Cyber security breaches have exposed millions of private records over the last few years – 87 million to be exact – and it’s clear that hackers are not letting up. Federal, state and local agencies face a constant barrage of cyber attacks by organized crime, hacktivists and state-sponsored agents. To fight these threats, agencies need to update their patches and defenses, but budgets are tight and it’s challenging to retain…

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Identify a New Vision and a Mechanism to Execute Government IT Mission

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May 15, 2014

In the first two blogs of this series we discussed the rapid pace of technical change and the pressures within government IT, as well as the OEM-distributor-VAR model and how changes to it are creating gaps in industry’s ability to support government outcomes. Today we discuss a new vision for government IT and a mechanism to execute on that vision. To recap, government IT is going through a time of…

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The Government Market Has Changed

State capitol
April 10, 2014

The traditional methods of doing business are no longer delivering sustainable results. Agencies are under increasing pressure to leverage technology as a means to innovate their way out of budget deficits.

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