Public Sector

Industries: Public Sector

Ascend has been advising public sector – state and city agencies in number of key initiatives. Our breadth and depth in strategy, architecture and risk services have provided state and city agencies with pragmatic technology modernization efforts in IT Strategy and planning, Enterprise Architecture, Portal strategy and implementation, Data Architectures – MDM, data warehousing and BI strategy and implementations.
We understand the macro and micro trends and challenges facing the public sector from various perspectives – federal, state and local laws and regulations that govern the technology decisioning and operations.
We have helped city agency with a comprehensive Enterprise Architecture and planning strategy, Data Center Migration and Cloud readiness strategies and with our effective ‘Total Economic Impact’ framework, we bring a balanced decisioning framework that provides quick-hits balanced with long-term strategy by factoring, technology, risks, TCO and flexibility and agility factors.

With the ubiquitous nature of cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS), you may be wondering if your agency or organization will realize benefits of a migration to cloud and SaaS services. What makes the Ascend different than traditional IT strategy firms is manifest in our SaaS and cloud analysis methodologies. Before any firm can make a decision to move business reliant technologies out of their own data centers, a business feasibility analysis must occur that determines:

  1. )Significance of the technologies to your “reputation and brand”
  2. )Exploring levels of Service, Business Continuity ramifications, and Performance requirements
  3. )Evaluating the scope of effort to move the applications to a third party
  4. )Overall ROI

We have helped organizations apply the right Technology Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Information and Data Architecture, Security and Risk solutions that apply to numerous public sector organizations’ business processes such as:

  • Treasury and Funding, Budgeting processes
  • IT Strategy, EA and Cost Containments
  • Portal and Self-Service to Citizens, Constituents
  • BI and Analytics, Reporting and dashboards
  • Security and Risk Management Planning – BCP/DR readiness and remediations

At Ascend, we’ll help you deliver pragmatic insights and predictable outcomes in your projects by applying an integrated business process, people and technology approach to your media and publishing services business needs. To learn more about our practice areas, click here.