Federal Messaging and Directory Services in the Cloud

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Federal Messaging and Directory Services in the Cloud

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The slow provisioning and de-provisioning of government employees can be costing the federal government millions of dollars each year, which is a key finding of Market Connections PulsePollTM commissioned by Dell Software.

With the federal workforce totaling more than 4.4 million employees, users need instant access to technology to maintain productivity—starting the first day on the job. With federal government turnover of approximately 80,000 personnel per month, agencies’ ability to provision and de-provision users can have a tremendous impact on operational costs.

According to the poll of 200 federal IT decision-makers, agencies are slow to move messaging and directory services to the cloud, which can play a significant role in mitigating this problem. Almost half (41%) of respondents say their agency takes one week to more than two weeks to fully provision a user, while more than a quarter (28%) take four business days to two weeks.

KEY RESEARCH FINDINGS INCLUDE:

  • 41 percent of respondents say their agency takes from one week to more than two weeks to fully provision new users.
  • Every day of lost work costs nearly $200 per new hire, costing large agencies up to $20M a year.
  • 54 percent of all agencies take more than a day for de-provisioning.
  • 26 percent of respondents have moved messaging services and 15 percent have moved directory services to more efficient cloud environments.
  • 61 percent of respondents believe their organizations are adequately staffed to de-provision users in less than 24 hours; however, more than half of all agencies take longer than one day to de-provision users.
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Federal Messaging and Directory Services in the Cloud

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Federal agencies’ status of moving messaging and directory services to the cloud
  • Differences between defense and civilian agencies in moving to the cloud
  • The average time it takes to provision or de-provision a user, and how that impacts security and productivity

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