NetCentrics CIO Jim DeBardi offers consolidation insight

NetCentrics CIO, Jim DeBardi, recently published an article in FCW, offering four recommendations for federal agencies looking to modernize via consolidation. Between scope, prioritization, staffing/leadership, process, and data-integrity demands, there are a number of challenges agencies must consider and overcome in order to successfully consolidate. In his article, Jim offers four steps that agency leaders should consider before starting down the consolidation path.

NetCentrics’ Cloud Expert on Hybrid Cloud & the Modern Data Center

Edris Amiryar, a leading subject matter expert in the Information Technology field with a concentration in enterprise infrastructure management, monitoring, and security, has recently published an article in Tripwire titled, “Hybrid Cloud and the Modern Data Center – is Your Organization Already There?” In his piece, Ed offers five recommendations and considerations for a smooth and successful transition to a hybrid cloud setup.

Doing More with Less – 5 Challenges of Data Consolidation

Doing more with less – that’s been a common theme in the Government IT space, even more so in the last decade. Budget growth has slowed dramatically while information technology capabilities and user demands skyrocket. Finding ways to create efficiencies and provide new solutions for customers with flat budgets is paramount. Data Center rationalization, transformation, and consolidation offers perhaps the best opportunity to provide the same or better service with a smaller footprint and greater efficiency. Government agencies think so too: in August 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finalized a new data center consolidation directive seeking 25% cost reductions through 2018. The directive encourages data center consolidation and notes that any recommended new data center construction budgets won’t be approved without prior consent of OMB. While data center consolidation and rationalization promise great benefits, these consolidations present significant challenges.