Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014


The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 19

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how”. 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Expenditure- the first of the five Es.
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Unless agencies undertake a strategic approach to IT consolidation, they are likely to end up worse-off post-consolidation than pre-consolidation. This post explores some key activities that are vital to long term success of agencies’ transition to a new environment.
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This Implementation Brief focuses on the process of identifying eligible enrollees and presents six promising practices for enrolling more people.
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The common thread of his career is public sector financial management.
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IT consolidation savings are “organization-agnostic.” Opportunities to reduce IT costs and improve performance exist at each level: department, agency, cabinet, government-wide.
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This past Wednesday, I attended the CSIS event on "Technology, Innovation, and Deficit Reduction," where Sam Palmisano, IBM’s CEO and Michael Dell of Dell Computers spoke about the framework shared with the White House to remove over $1T from the national debt over the next decade.
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Confused and befuddled by the debate over the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution? Here's a good overview of what it all means.
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Under Secretary for Management
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When immediate budget constraints are competing with long-term savings and legislation such as the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, outcomes-based charging can help governments minimize up-front costs and risk, but still realize valuable savings in the end.
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The federal government is looking at Information Technology (IT) Consolidation at way to reduce costs and improve performance. IBM’s success in consolidating its own IT systems and infrastructure provides insight into how adoption of commercial best practices and reduce IT costs while improving performance and increasing service levels.
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