Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Do you – or your organization – have the Knowledge? The Knowledge to help your organization avoid taking a strategic wrong turn while making all the right ones. Because in this context, the Knowledge is about making the right IT changes, just when they’re needed. This, the third of our five zEnterprise blogs, discusses how [...]
Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Many thanks to Transvive for this guest blog. You can meet Sam and other colleagues from Transvive at next week’s Developer Conference in San Francisco or the week after in New York, where they will be speaking in more detail about ‘Making the move to Visual COBOL’. Author: Sam Malek, Transvive The lean start-up movement [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by Micro Focus.
March 15 just came and went and that means one thing…taxes are due in less than a month. For millions of Americans that have delayed the inevitable, these last four weeks will be filled with anxiety, uneasiness and stress. They are not the only ones that will be feeling stress, however. The Internal Revenue Service [...]
Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Written by Jim Reinertsen, VP of Federal Sales, North America The fiscal cliff has turned into the sequestration slope, as the negotiations on January 1st have averted tax hikes and kicked the budget-cutting can further down the road. But, in just two months, Congress and the federal government will be right back where they were—wondering [...]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Written by Jim Reinertsen, VP of Federal Sales, North America We avoided sequestration but the federal government will have to continue to focus on budget cutting throughout the year. The outlook into the future will be defined by increased austerity. Look no further than the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget, which agencies across the federal [...]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Jim Reinertsen, VP of Federal Sales, North America Today GovWin released its “Federal IT Resolutions: What’s in Store for 2013.” Unsurprisingly, Resolution #1 is “Get out of debt/start saving.” One of the details underneath Resolution #1 is “Agencies will invest in cost-saving IT enablers…as budgets allow.” This paragraph details cloud and virtualization – [...]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Jim Reinertsen, VP of Federal Sales, North America Last week, Federal Computer Week (FCW) published “Legacy systems still power much of government.” The article opens noting that “Federal agencies spend about 70 percent of their IT budgets on legacy systems and 30 percent developing new systems,” as reported in a Government Accountability Office [...]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by Micro Focus.
The October issue of Government Executive features “Budget Musings,” which outlines some of the federal government budget speculation as we move toward the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections. The article cites some shocking polls indicative of the average voters’ understanding of the federal budget, such as: The average CNN poll respondent said food stamps account [...]
Posted on 05. Oct, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins, VP of Federal Sales, North America The first 2012 Presidential debate was held this week. Economics and deficit reduction dominated much of the air time. (Even Big Bird weighed in on cost savings!) As expected, news outlets dissected the debate from numerous angles, fact-checking and commenting on the areas of contention. [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins, VP of Federal Sales, North America This week, Federal News Radio (WFED) released a special report, “The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.” In addition to detailed stories and analyses, the report showcases a dashboard evaluating 23 federal initiatives. Tuesday, the WFED team tackled technology. The report praised the Administration [...]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Have you ever wondered what the servers of a restaurant think of the food? Would they eat it themselves? A survey by the Government Business Council delivered the inside scoop on what today’s federal managers are thinking. Sampling nearly 600 GS-11 or higher government workers, the survey uncovered some major findings—but [...]