In 2020, as the world suddenly shifted to remote operations, cloud technology kept vital operations running at organizations around the world, including federal agencies.
Booz Allen Senior Cloud Security Architect, Brad Beaulieu remembers one example. “The agency was already a first-mover in government for cloud adoption,” he said. During the pandemic, this cloud environment enabled “a rapid and agile response when the agency needed, almost overnight, to develop new capabilities to support public needs.”
U.S. wish-granting organization Make-A-Wish America is on a cloud journey to digitally transform the wish-granting experience for children with critical illnesses.
Grant a Wish or Upgrade? Wishes can’t wait for children battling critical illnesses. For these kids, a wish can help them feel better and give them the hope and strength they need to fight harder against an illness.
This is why Make-A-Wish wants to grant the wish of every eligible child – to ensure they experience the impossible. Currently, Make-A-Wish only has the resources to be able to grant wishes to half of the 27,000 children diagnosed with a critical illness.
What do GPS, closed captioning, smartphones, and supercomputers have in common? They’re some of the many technology innovations that the federal government has helped make possible. One of the leaders driving tech innovation in government today is Booz Allen Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield, named among this year’s WashingtonExec Top 25 Executives to Watch.
Cloud Smart is the new strategy for helping federal agencies realize the cloud’s full potential for scaling and optimizing resources, accelerating application delivery, lowering maintenance costs and transforming the citizen experience. Booz Allen Vice President Dan Tucker has been sharing practical considerations on where to focus as the strategy unfolds.
Data centers provide an essential service in the business world today. Many data center designs utilize water-cooled chiller systems to prevent their machines from overheating by distributing cool water to the data center’s air conditioning units. However, due to growing demand, centers are increasingly being built in water-stressed regions.
Powered by the engineer and the ecosystem, modern agriculture is pursuing more efficient sustainable farming methods.
The latest technologies in agriculture are becoming more connected and automated, classic techniques are seeing revival as best practices, and the emergence of software and data science are helping farmers conserve energy.
To provide Well Living Lab researchers with advanced analytics and cognitive tools, Delos and Mayo Clinic sought cloud-based technology and guidance from an IT leader. Tapping in to IBM® Bluemix® and IBM Watson™ services, the Lab will analyze vast amounts of structured and unstructured data to deliver invaluable insight into the effects of indoor environments on human health.
By Aaron McLean, Principal Technical Architect, AT&T
My name is Aaron McLean. I’ve worked at AT&T for 17 years as a web developer and architect. In fall 2014, our group was in need of high-quality, low-cost training and certification. While we had online training, we needed more specific certifications within our software-centric network environment. Then one day, an email was sent to us from John Donovan (our Chief Technology Officer at the time), asking us to check out Udacity.com.