Deciphering the Benefits of Cloud-based Data Analytics in Government

15 Jun

Deciphering the Benefits of Cloud-based Data Analytics in Government

Achieving FedRAMP certification for our Beacon solutions was a critical inflection point for NetComm as a company and the customer base we proudly serve. As the government has made decisive steps to move towards a Cloud-First approach, there are numerous benefits of leveraging FedRAMP-certified business management and data analytics solutions.

Today, few government agencies are not tapping into the operational and efficiency advantages of cloud computing for all areas of their operations-- supporting the key needs of HR, Communications, Finance and Procurement departments. More and more, we are also witnessing the transition of mission-critical applications into the cloud, where centralized management, seamless updates and upgrades, and managed security are incredibly powerful.

As many government agencies are experiencing major IT transformations, precipitated by the convergence of mega trends like cloud, Big Data, mobile adoption, etc., there is still a great deal of confusion about the real-world advantages and practical uses of cloud-based data analytics. Outlined below are key benefits that we see on the field every day.

  • Overcoming the Security Hurdle Once and For All. Government customers are looking for consistent, reliable, and standards-driven solutions that can help IT leaders demonstrate compliance with the highest security standards. This is exactly what the FedRAMP program brings forward.
  • From our perspective, going through the FedRAMP approval process added layers of reliability, consistency and best practices to our technology that helped us adopt a more strategic lens on security. Our customers can now rest assured that our solutions won’t expose them to avoidable security risks.
  • Technology Acquisition Made Easy. The data analytics and visualization industry is witnessing the rapidly diminishing effectiveness of traditional on-premise approaches that are not in line with key government initiatives like Cloud-First and Shared-First. To that end, government acquisition and technology leaders are actively engaged in re-architecting their next-generation technology strategies to adopt solutions that break down siloes and protect data rigorously without compromising the user experience.

To that end, Netcomm’s Beacon solutions that are FedRAMP-certified and fundamentally geared towards improving productivity, workflow, and decision-making, fill a critical gap in the government marketplace. As many government agencies, including the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) are looking to double down on the cloud, solutions like NetComm Beacon, are critical in paving the path towards Enterprise Cloud Services.

We welcome your feedback, thoughts, and ideas on the benefits of cloud-based data analytics solutions and how to get FedRAMP-certified.