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Hybrid Cloud Boosts Enterprise Agility for State and Local Governments
StateTech

Blending private and public cloud technologies gives government agencies the best of both worlds, offering flexibility and security. As recently as 2016, some state and local governments were quite cautious about taking a hybrid cloud approach using both private and public cloud technologies.

How Procurement Best Practices Are Stifling Innovation - And What to Do About It
Spend Matters

Executives at a large, Midwestern consumer company had an expensive habit: they engaged consulting firms for both strategic advice and support during implementation. Their relationship with at least three of the big consultancies was strong and solid from the top down.

How Can Procurement Find Savings When Commodity Prices Are Going Up, Up, Up?
Spend Matters

While going through questions that our readers have sent us, we came across one regarding how and where procurement practitioners can find savings when commodity prices are going up. The reader, a senior procurement manager, had noted that procurement’s primary task of finding savings is becoming difficult.

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Security Industry Association Announces Secure Schools Roundtable at GovSummit 2018
Benzinga

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that its upcoming GovSummit will feature an expanded, half-day format for the popular Secure Schools Roundtable on Thursday, June 28. This session will be held in cooperation with the Congressional School Safety Caucus and co-hosted with Secure Schools Alliance and the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS).

Govtech Fund Launches $25mn Second Fund
AlphaWeek

Govtech Fund today announced the launch of its second fund, a $25M early stage venture fund focused on rapid-growth startups that are modernizing the $500B global government software and IT market and, in turn, repairing society's connective tissue.

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