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12 May: Appian awarded billions in damages against Pegasystems Inc.

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Appian has been awarded USD $2.036 billion in damages against Pegasystems Inc as the result of a jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia. The verdict resulted in Pegasystems being held liable for trade secret misappropriation and violation of the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, resulting in the significant payout to Appian….

22 Apr: SAP Process Automation offers low-code RPA, workflow tool

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) SAP is fusing two existing tools into one product aimed at business process automation, one of the key tenets for digital transformation. SAP Process Automation combines SAP Workflow Management, which launched in 2009 to digitize workflows, and SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which came out in 2018 to automate workflows, into one package….

21 Mar: RPA Helps IRS Make Fundamental Shift in Procurement and Finance Operations

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Internal Revenue Service is using software robots to enhance the agency’s technology to improve its finance and procurement functions. In 2020, the procurement division was facing a tight deadline to modify its contract clauses to adhere to changes in federal legislation. Using the power of RPA, the IRS executed nearly 1,500 contract modifications in 72 hours,…

21 Feb: The Evolution of Edge Computing and Data Analytics in Federal IT

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Government agencies are exploring analyzing information in situ, which can increase efficiency and yield other benefits. For the public sector, edge computing has a wide range of use cases, that edge is a refugee camp, a battlefield, a secure facility. The government in particular is best positioned to take advantage of edge computing, given…

17 Jan: Experts Predict Flexibility Top ERP Trend In 2022

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) CIOs should expect to see nimbler, more flexible, more open ERP systems in 2022. Industry experts also expect ERP trends to include more best-of-breed applications and less monolithic ERP systems, with customers having more ability to pick and choose the applications in the ERP landscape. Major ERP vendors — SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor and…

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19 Dec: GSA Delays Final Polaris Solicitation Until Early January

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The General Services Administration has delayed publication of a final request for proposals for the $15 billion Polaris IT contract vehicle until early January. In response to feedback from industry, the agency will now issue a final solicitation for the government wide acquisition contract vehicle (GWAC) in the new year. Contract officials at the…

20 Nov: Pentagon Unveils CMMC 2.0

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The CMMC 2.0 program is an effort to prod the defense industrial base to better protect its networks and controlled unclassified information against cyberattacks and theft by competitors such as China. The original CMMC cybersecurity standards were first unveiled in 2020 during the Trump administration. They included five different security levels that companies would…

24 Oct: Breaking Down The Army’s New Network Plan

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Army wants to be able to freely send data back and forth from its legacy and business systems to the tactical edge. Key to doing that is its strategy to unify tactical and enterprise networks and creating a common “data fabric”. But will it work?  The Army released its Unified Network Plan…

20 Sep: Appian Acquires Leading Process Mining Company

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Digital transformation and the ability to adapt quickly are critical in today’s business environment. That’s why a growing number of companies are adopting process mining, a family of techniques that support the analysis of operational processes of event logs, with the goal of turning event data into insights and actions. In a recent Deloitte…

15 Aug: MODERNIZING ARMY BUSINESS

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Army’s logistics and finance business systems are reaching their end of life, putting us at a crossroads for the next phase of modernization—and it’s coming via Enterprise Business Systems – Convergence. Technology upgrades on the battlefield equip today’s military to fight and win. The time is now to also modernize the Army’s support…