A new high-speed, IP-based network will connect more than 1,000 domestic locations and tens of thousands of users in the United States and overseas.
The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded to AT&T Government Solutions and a team of subcontractors a contract for a new high-speed, IP-based network that will connect more than 1,000 domestic locations and tens of thousand of users in the United States and overseas. The contract could be worth as much as $1 billion over 10 years.
The Treasury Communications Enterprise network will be the largest civilian agency network, AT&T said Tuesday in a statement. The three-year contract, with seven one-year options, calls for a secure VPN that can handle Treasury's voice, data, and video traffic and accommodate future technologies such as voice over IP and real-time video. Treasury users will be able to use a Web-based interface to do online ordering and billing, as well as access help-desk support and network performance data.
AT&T said its team of subcontractors includes Accenture, BAE Systems, DigitalNet, DreamHammer, GTSI, Lucent Technologies, and SRA.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?