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Vivek Kundra has been an impact player. Since joining the Obama administration as the government’s first CIO, Kundra has been in constant motion, championing one initiative after another, including cloud computing, transparency, metrics and data center consolidation.
But in December 2010, Kundra got everyone’s attention — inside the Washington Beltway and beyond — when he rolled out the administration’s much-anticipated 25-point plan for reforming IT management. The initiative, which pulls together some ideas that have been floated before, provides an IT road map for the next two years. It focuses on shorter procurement cycles, better program management and improved government/industry communications.
Kundra got kudos for spearheading an extensive outreach effort that gave industry groups and agency stakeholders ample opportunity to weigh in on the plan.
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* Press room * Press releases IBM Expands the Institute for Electronic Government in Washington to Focus on Advancements in Analytics and Cloud Computing
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IBM Expands the Institute for Electronic Government in Washington to Focus on Advancements in Analytics and Cloud Computing
Virtual Collaboratory to Connect Thousands of Government Leaders Globally
WASHINGTON - 01 Mar 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a major expansion of its Institute for Electronic Government (IEG) in Washington, D.C., adding cloud computing and analytics capabilities for public sector organizations around the world.
IBM has moved and expanded the facility in order to meet the growing demand from Government, Health Care and Education leaders who recognize the potential of cloud computing environments and business analytics technologies to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and tackle energy and budget challenges.
According to recent IBM surveys of technology leaders globally, 83 percent of respondents identified business analytics -- the ability to see patterns in vast amounts of data and extract actionable insights -- as a top priority and a way in which they plan to enhance their competitiveness. In addition, an overwhelming majority of respondents -- 91 percent -- expect cloud computing to overtake on-premise computing as the primary IT delivery model by 2015.
The institute provides insights and expertise on emerging technology solutions, drawing on IBM researchers, experts in advanced software platforms, and consultants with deep industry knowledge in areas such as government, health care, transportation, social services, public safety, customs and border management, revenue management, defense, logistics, and education. Read More>