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Government Outsourced IT

Public Sector IT Modernization 

Public Sector IT Modernization  The public sector has long been feeling the dragging weight of outdated processes and technologies, but experiences during the pandemic have allowed these issues to finally receive the overdue attention that they require. The survey underpinning Deloitte’s “Seven pivots for government’s digital transformation” revealed that three quarters of respondents asserted that the pandemic accelerated their governments’ […]

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Government Outsourced IT

Public Sector Remote Work Challenges

Public Sector Remote Work Challenges  The shift from in-person work to remote work during the pandemic was easier for some industries than it was for others. It is a surprise to no one that the public sector was not a leader in this transition. It is easy enough to dismiss this as an inevitability due […]

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Government Websites

Alt Text for Web Accessibility

Alt Text for Accessibility  Images need alternative text (alt text). Alt text is primarily used by people who use screen readers to access websites, applications, and other software. People who use screen readers are usually visually impaired and their impairments could range from complete blindness or to having vision impairment significant enough that reading text on […]

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Government Outsourced IT

OCR for ADA Compliance

Optical Character Recognition  A common method for making PDF documents is to scan the paper copies with a scanner, and then viewing the new PDF document with application software such as Adobe Acrobat. This method is satisfactory if you will only ever want to view the document as an image, but with a different approach your […]

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Government Outsourced IT

Government Document Management

By the end of 2022, federal agencies must comply with a 2019 directive1 from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to transition to electronic records.   The directive states that the following must happen by December 31, 2022:  Federal agencies will manage all permanent records in an electronic format […]

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Government Outsourced IT

Local Government Outsourcing of IT

Why should Local Government Outsource IT? The complexity of planning and maintaining technology is a consistent challenge to local governments, as the threats to cybersecurity are ever-increasing but the resources of local governments are, generally, not. While local government workers may well be doing their best, their effort is often insufficient to assess and address […]