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“Write Once, Deploy Anywhere” Mobile BPM Removes the App Development Burden of BYOD

“BYOD is about offering choice to customers. By embracing the consumerization of Information Technology (IT), the government can address the personal preferences of its employees, offering them increased mobility and better integration of their personal and work lives. It also enables employees the flexibility to work in a way that optimizes their productivity.” The above ... Read More

Van Roekel to Fed CIOs: Better Learn How to Share

I’m the father of two young boys. It’s clear to me that the more Charlie and Henry learn to share, the better it is for everybody. Their play is more rewarding. They learn from each other. I don’t have to buy them two of everything. Federal CIO Steven Van Roekel wants federal agency CIOs to ... Read More

The Key Challenges for Federal Procurement

As reported on Federal News Radio, a new cybersecurity bill introduced in the Senate includes a focus on federal procurement deficiencies. The bill would “order agencies to make sure they buy genuine products from vendors with a secure supply chain.” The sources calling for stricter federal procurement measures are numerous: the Obama administration’s Comprehensive National ... Read More

OMB “Single Door” Policy is One Step in the Right Direction; BPM Software for Federal Procurement is Another

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is pushing a “single door” policy for contractors doing business with U.S. federal agencies through the creation of vendor management organizations (VMOs). Federal acquisition/procurement is something we think about all the time at Appian, for a number of reasons. First, like the rest of the country, we are concerned about federal ... Read More

Appian BPM Software in Lock-step with Federal CIO VanRoekel’s Plans to Modernize Government IT

New Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has pledged to continue the policies of his predecessor, Vivek Kundra – and to extend them even further in driving innovation in government IT. In Silicon Valley for his first public speech earlier this week, VanRoekel outlined a vision that includes continuation of Kundra’s “Cloud First” policy, while ... Read More

New on the Menu: Cloud IT Services

In July, the GSA began offering cloud computing services via its website. Federal agencies now can order from a menu of three Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings: cloud storage, virtual machines and Web hosting. All are sold by service providers with GSA Authority to Operate (ATO) certifications. This is exciting news for proponents of federal cloud ... Read More

Hurricane Season: Time to Work From Home Feds

More federal employees may be working from home this year — at least in some areas of the country (I’m thinking about anywhere up and down the Atlantic Seaboard). Thanks to a busier than normal hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry issued a ... Read More

Amazon Web Services and Appian Present Free Federal Cloud “How-To” Lunch and Learn

On August 11, Amazon Web Services and Appian are hosting a free lunch presentation and discussion on “Cloud for Government.” It starts at 11:00am, and the location is Kora Restaurant (2250 Crystal Drive in Arlington, Va.). If you are a federal decision maker or influencer with responsibility for cloud or process initiatives (and if you will ... Read More

Federal Contracting, BPM Software, and “Demons in the Clouds”

Federal agencies are moving to the cloud at a rapid clip so it’s not surprising that so many federal contractors are packing their bags (and servers) and joining them. Cloud computing makes sense for organizations of all stripes, federal contractors included. As more and more large organizations migrate to the cloud, there will inevitably be ... Read More