As we move beyond the initial hype about what the cloud is and whether or not it should be adopted, one of the new major areas of concern revolve around how to integrate the array of cloud environments that are flourishing in the public sector. In this edition of 1on1 with BizTechReports, Jim Sweeney discusses the key issues that need to be mastered in order to ensure that the move to an integrated cloud environment serves as a force multiplier in supporting organizational objectives.
Jim Sweeney has more than 35 years of experience in the development and integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies. He has held several roles including technical, sales and marketing positions over his career. For the last four years, Jim has served as the Manager of the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Consulting Practice at GTSI, working with different federal, state and local agencies on a variety of technical solutions primarily focused in the areas of server, desktop, application virtualization as well as storage virtualization and consolidation. Prior to GTSI Mr. Sweeney held diverse roles with numerous firms including Commodore Business Machines, The Singer Corporation and VA Linux Systems. He now serves as GTSI’s lead architect for cloud in the public sector where he is leading the company’s efforts to assist the public sector in taking maximum advantage of this new technology.
GTSI (NASDAQ: GTSI) is a leading provider of technology solutions and professional services to federal, state and local governments. Founded in 1983, the company has helped meet the unique IT needs of more than 1,700 governmental agencies nationwide. GTSI professionals draw on their deep knowledge, strategic partnerships, customer service and more than 740 industry certifications to guide agencies in selecting the most cost-effective technology available. GTSI has extensive capabilities and past performance in software development, data center, networking, collaboration, security and cloud computing solutions. In addition, GTSI's advanced engineering, integration, support and financial services – and broad portfolio of contracts – ease the planning, purchasing and deployment of solutions, and facilitates the management of mission-critical IT throughout the lifecycle. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., GTSI has approximately 450 employees. For more information visit the company's website at www.gtsi.com.
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