Transform with Scrum – an OnPoint Point of View

With a more engaged public expecting better digital experiences, government agencies must better serve their citizens’ online  needs or risk losing relevance. Scrum, an Agile1 framework for completing complex projects, can help government and their partners deliver more value to the people they serve earlier than traditional project management techniques. Download “Transform with Scrum –[…]

The Big Data Lifecyle

By: Sean Kramer The rapid digitalization of information is forcing the hand of companies to leverage ‘big data’ to solve increasingly complex organizational and business challenges of our always-on digital world, or otherwise risk being overtaken by more data-driven competitors. Yet the allure of big data is often met by uncertainty about how to make[…]

SharePoint vs. Shared Drives

By: William Huh Shared Network Drives: Decreasing Productivity One Folder at a Time – Have you ever struggled to find that one document you’re sure has been saved somewhere? Shared network drives are familiar and widely accessible repositories utilized throughout many organizations. However, most shared network drives are riddled with ambiguous or outdated legacy folder[…]

Security and the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC): Security is the first step

By: Tim Smith Embracing the rapid pace of technology has provided government agencies with the opportunity to develop new products, services, models and enhance their digital experience. But in a world with greater dependence for always-on, always-connected systems, the risk of cyber threats increases as our customers embrace the digital world. Intellectual property and assets[…]

Expedited Implementation of a Web Application Firewall

By Dan Schulman OnPoint Consulting implemented a cybersecurity solution which protected a customer application that was vulnerable to a specific security threat. While a complete review of the Security and the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process was ideal, cost and timing were prohibitive of a complete application –level code rewrite. OnPoint’s solution mitigated the risk[…]

Defending the Cloud: Considerations for Enterprise Migration

Enterprise migration to the cloud is entering a period of dramatic growth.  During this shift to cloud infrastructure, enterprises must consider and plan for how they will protect their sensitive corporate and personnel information before, during, and after this operational transformation.  This paper describes the challenge of defending an enterprise – during and after- its[…]

Energy Efficiency and Availability Management in Consolidated Data Centers

By: Dr. Fred Messing The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was driven by the recognition that growth in the number of Federal data centers was an inefficient use of Federal resources. Consolidation offers the prospect of expanding information technology benefits while reducing their costs to align with declining budget forecasts. Each consolidated data center[…]

Cloud Computing Acceleration Point

By: Dr. Fred Messing Cloud computing has likely reached the market adoption acceleration point signaling a period of dramatic growth of this transformational operating model for enterprise information infrastructure. Cloud computing will expand from its base of software services to infrastructure services hosting core business operations and data. The confluence of experience and success with[…]