September 2015 GovDataDownload Round Up

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This month’s round up features Mike Reitz, from NetApp U.S. Public Sector Defense Health Agency Programs, describing his experience at the recent Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS); an introduction to two articles discussing recent trends in higher education IT and how such institutions can benefit from data analytics.; Kelly Hemphill, NetApp global architect and leader of NetApp Strategic Consulting, lists three best practices that public sector IT leaders need in order to avoid common pitfalls; and a brief description of NetApp’s annual technical conference, Insight™.   

 

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DHITS: A Unified Force Moving Electronic Health Records Forward for the Military

 

In this article, Mike Reitz, from NetApp US Public Sector Defense Health Agency Programs, describes his experience at the recent Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS)—including listening to NetApp’s hottest band, the Petabytes!  The hottest topic was the $11-billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization electronic health record (EHR) program. Set for an initial launch next year, DHMSM eventually will replace the existing EHR system, which supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries. Read more.

 

How Data is Revolutionizing Higher Education

 

Today’s campus barely resembles the learning environment where we sat with notepads and pens twenty years ago; it has been transformed by technology. While tech advances are pivotal to how students are learning and to how universities and colleges operate on a day-to-day basis, these changes raise some important and complex questions. One that is top of mind for most IT teams is how can they securely store and manage data while still making it accessible for everything from student retention and recruitment to research and grant applications. This short introduction identifies two articles about recent trends in higher education IT, effective use of data analytics, and how institutions can make the most of their IT dollars. Read more.

 

Three Tips for Data Center Modernization for Public Sector Organizations

 

Government IT professionals need to know that data center modernization is about understanding where you are, where you could be, and plotting the path between. Kelly Hemphill, NetApp global architect and leader of NetApp Strategic Consulting, describes how modernization is really based on a concept of managing change in an effective way and as a part of the process of treating IT as a core organizational proposition.  This article lists three best practices that public sector IT leaders need in order to avoid common pitfalls. Read more.

 

Together We Can Build Something Awesome – NetApp Insight 2015

 

It’s often hard to find the time to learn and train with the busy-ness of business going on around you, which is why NetApp started an annual technical conference to provide a brief moment in time where technical managers could step out of the office for a couple of days and participate in some high-intensity, but highly-rewarding, training, networking, and learning.  This article describes NetApp’s annual October conference for storage and data management professionals, Insight, which gives customers, consultants, and partners a way to learn from industry experts and one another. Read more.

 

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