Federal agenices are not much different from other organizations in that they make efforts to achieve more efficiency and essentially, more productivity out of IT investments. This is a challenge in any organization, but when you consider the size of government agencies, the volume of data they create and store, and the existing systems that have to conform – it almost seems impossible. This is a perfect opportunity for data virtualization.

Sys-Con Media brought this news to our attention in their article, “Why Federal Government IT Leaders Like Data Virtualization.” New service-oriented approaches have greatly complicated data integration in the past five years. Simply wrapping existing data sources doesn’t scale.

Data virtualization can simplify on-demand access and integration of claims and payment systems, giving agencies greater visibility into fraudulent cases, while avoiding expired claims.

Melody K. Smith

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