NWRDC's Storage as a Service Wins 2017 Prudential Productivity Award

NWRDC congratulates its employees Matt Stolk, Sharon Pearson and Geoff Burda, and the members of the Florida Department of Revenue’s storage team for their 2017 Prudential Productivity Award win.  The awards program recognizes state employees and work teams whose innovative solutions measurably improve the delivery of state services, saving taxpayers money.  NWRDC is proud to have played an integral role in DOR’s efforts to increase their storage efficiency and security while reducing operating expenses.  Working with our storage vendor, NWRDC was able to include data encryption across our Storage as a Service (STaaS) offering without increasing costs to our customers. DOR leveraged this service improvement to save over $96,000 annually while ensuring federal data security requirements continued to be met.  The efforts of the NWRDC and DOR teams were recognized with a plaque at the June 14, 2017 awards luncheon in Tallahassee.  

(L-R):  Jimmie Harrell, Paul Forrester, Manish Makhija, Cliff Browning, Matt Stolk, Krishna Namilikonda, Geoff Burda, Sarah Fixel and Sharon Pearson (not pictured).

TN3270 Access Now Available Via Your Web Browser

NWRDC now offers SysperTech’s Virtel Web Access application, a fully functional 3270 Terminal Emulator that is a direct replacement for thick client solutions like Hummingbird, Host Explorer, Attachmate or PC-COM. Any device that supports a modern browser and HTTPS can securely access the 3270 applications available on the NWRDC mainframe. Thus enabling our customers to save money by removing the need for costly thick clients and the ongoing maintenance and hardware upgrades that they require.

NWRDC Featured in Center for Digital Government Publication

NWRDC has been featured in the Center for Digital Government's paper, Everything-as-a-Service:  How the inevitable unbundling of technology will impact the future of state and local government. The case study highlights NWRDC's community cloud service, which offers innovative, enterprise-level solutions to universities, school districts, and state and local governments at significant cost savings.  View the full paper here.  The case study on NWRDC begins on page 20.

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