Virtual Security: Cloud-based and Managed Security Services

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.06.31 PMMost security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package

A Data-Powered Approach to Health and Human Services

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 8.57.58 AM copyFor several years, HHS leaders have recognized the value of sharing data among state and local agencies and departments to improve overall case management. “No single area of innovation promises as much public value as the rapidly evolving areas that allow government officials to utilize data across agency and IT silos,” says Stephen Goldsmith, former deputy mayor of New York and mayor of Indianapolis, now a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The Public Sector, Master Data Management and the Elusive Golden Record

informatica2_FotorThe digitization of government is having a dramatic impact on how agencies approach data, resulting in mountains of constituent data, which is in turn fed back into government systems. If government agencies are to provide consistent and efficient citizen services, this continuous feedback loop requires data quality, accuracy and consistency. Yet many government agencies operate without the benefit of a golden record — a single version of the truth that provides a holistic view of each citizen with which it works, whether the citizen plays the role of beneficiary, student, patient, taxpayer or even criminal, according to the mission of the agency.

Writing Samples

RP0EJV51J6_FotorWelcome to my writing portfolio. Grab a cup of coffee and start scrolling — you’ll find timely insights on enterprise technology in the government, education, healthcare and corporate markets. All of the white papers, case studies, handbooks and other pieces here were researched, written, and edited by me for various clients. Read an excerpt and feel free to download each piece as a PDF file. And if you want to see more of a certain topic or type of content, feel free to contact me.

Improving School District Network Capacity for 21st Century Learning

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 10.49.54 AM copySchool districts are being driven to higher network speed and capacity by a perfect storm of curriculum standards, consumer technology and digital education resources. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other online curricula, online assessments, 1:1 computing and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are quickly stretching legacy networks beyond their breaking points. According to a recent Center for Digital Education survey of over 150 K-12 education leaders, 75 percent of school districts either already have a 1:1 strategy in place, are planning for 1:1 or are currently piloting 1:1.

Re-thinking the Intergovernmental Grant Funding Process

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 11.10.28 AMTo maximize budget dollars, enhance delivery of citizen services, and improve workflows and employee productivity, the public sector is shifting from traditional technology models to innovative approaches such as converged infrastructures and centralized and shared resources and services. At the top of the list are subscription- and cloud-based, centrally hosted software licensing and delivery solutions such as software-as-a-service (SaaS).