August 27, 2012
"Get Your Head in the Cloud: Unraveling the Mystery for Public Sector" provides answers and case studies addressing government cloud implementation strategies
HERNDON, Va., Aug. 27 — GTSI Corp., a division of UNICOM Global and a systems integration, solutions and services provider to government, today announced that Jim Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has authored a book specifically addressing cloud computing issues in the government. Titled "Get Your Head in the Cloud: Unraveling the Mystery for Public Sector," this newly published book offers a unique, customer-centric perspective that answers some of the most pressing cloud questions facing government today.
"As a thought leader and innovator in this space, Jim provides unbiased facts and analysis from the perspective of someone who has been working on cloud architectures and implementations in government for years," said Jeremy Wensinger, Chief Operating Officer, GTSI. "This book is ideal for any government professional considering a cloud implementation. As a company, we are pleased to have supported Jim in this effort."
After many hours of interviews with early adopters in the federal, state and local arena, this book cuts through the rhetoric to address the real issues impacting cloud migration in government. It takes a deep look into successful cloud initiatives, from modernizing an aging financial management system to one of the first hybrid cloud implementations in government to new and innovative crowdsourcing approaches, that can serve as best practices for future programs.
"The purpose of writing this book was two-fold," said Sweeney. "First, I wanted to explain the various cloud types and address all the myths that are currently floating around about cloud environments. How secure is my data? What are the acquisition and budget implications? Who owns the information? Second, I wanted to provide a single resource of public sector case studies to better enable government decision-making in regards to their adoption of cloud capabilities. I thank all of the individuals and organizations that served as sources for the book, and believe that the book offers clarity into the world of the cloud."
"Get Your Head in the Cloud: Unraveling the Mystery for Public Sector" is currently available in hard copy/paperback on Lulu, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $39.95 and in eBook format for $8.95 through Lulu publishing. All GTSI proceeds from the book will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
About GTSI Corp.
GTSI is a leading provider of technology solutions and professional services to federal, state and local governments. Founded in 1983, the company has helped meet the unique IT needs of more than 1,700 governmental agencies nationwide. GTSI professionals draw on their deep knowledge, strategic partnerships, customer service and more than 750 industry certifications to guide agencies in selecting the most cost-effective technology available. GTSI has extensive capabilities and past performance in software development, data center, networking, collaboration, security and cloud computing solutions. In addition, GTSI's advanced engineering, integration, support and financial services – and broad portfolio of contracts – ease the planning, purchasing and deployment of solutions, and facilitates the management of mission-critical IT throughout the lifecycle. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., GTSI has approximately 450 employees. For more information visit the company's website at www.gtsi.com.
About UNICOM Systems, Inc.
UNICOM Systems, Inc., a division of the UNICOM group of companies, is a global leader in providing innovative software and solutions for the enterprise computing community. Through over three decades of continued development and commitment, UNICOM has redefined the economics and quality of automation for its customers, delivering a new era of collaboration, data management, data-warehousing, outsourcing, integration, communications and commerce.
About The UNICOM Group
The UNICOM Group consists of twenty (20) entities with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. UNICOM is focused on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange AIM companies in the technology, financing, real estate and business services. UNICOM offers deep in-house resources and flexible solutions to sellers worldwide, including privatization, core-products consolidation, IT assets alignments, management independence, integration matrix and global business strategy. For more information visit the company's website at www.unicomglobal.com.
Source: GTSI Corp.
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