By Bob Gourley
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With this post we provide tips on how to make the most of this information resource. We start with some general advice then provide info based on the two key user roles in our domain: technology creator and technology consumer.
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Tips For The Technology Creator
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We maintain a close awareness of the mission needs of the federal government market sector. Understanding the drivers in this space can help you tailor your technology roadmap and can also help you decide if this is a market you should be pursuing. If you are just kicking off your research into this sector we recommend starting at our Federal Enterprise page. From there you can dive into overviews of every major government agency, which will include information on their key priorities and budgets. The pages also provide links to additional reporting we have done on that agency.
Other important inputs to your technology development roadmaps can be found in the functional reporting of our Special Technology Reviews.
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Tips For The Technology Consumer
We are constantly on the lookout for information critical to enterprise technology decision-makers and provide context via the CTOvision Pro newsletter. We also categorize technologies by major functional area in ways that can speed your market research. Each of these topic areas has context on trends then lists of the technologies we believe most relevant for enterprise decision-makers seeking solutions in these spaces.
You can accelerate your market research into available technologies by reviewing our actionable information and context in these categories:
- Analytical Tools
- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
Our latest reporting on Megatrends informative for your strategic and operational planning cover these major concepts:
- User empowerment and consumerization
- Convergence and trends to common platforms
- The paradigm smashing convergence of physical and cyber systems
- Cloud computing
- Managing data to enhance sensemaking (Big Data)
- New security needs and capabilities
- Dramatic and broad shifts in models due to software (“software eats the world”).
We also provide a library of white papers and studies curated for the enterprise technology consumer. These include research produced by our staff and also other reputable sources we select for relevance for the technology mission.
This CTOvision Research Library is curated by our analysts into categories of:
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