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FCW : September 30, 2013
18 September 30, 2013 FCW.COM The to-do list seemingly never stops growing for federal IT managers. They must keep up with developments in mobile technology, comb through data for key information nuggets, and eval- uate cloud computing options --- to name just a few challenges. On top of that, they also need to nd tools to help their agencies bet- ter manage technology assets and human resources in a time of budget constraints. FCW s annual list of companies to watch emphasizes products and serv- ices that address the government s key challenges. We chose the 16 companies based on a number of factors, includ- ing how well they were represented on contract vehicles, their ability to make strategic alliances with other com- panies and their efforts to reach out to the federal market. BY JOHN MOORE hot co ACCELLION • ADOBE SYSTEMS • ATLANTIS COMPUTING • AUTONOMIC COMMVAULT • FIXMO • JAMCRACKER • KAPOW SOFTWARE • KOGNITIO • KO REACH • MONSTER GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS • SQRRL DATA• VERIVO SOFTW IN AREAS RANGING FROM ANALYTICS TO WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT, THESE FIRMS ARE MAKING THEIR MARK IN FEDERAL IT Big data and analytics Big data, which has been on the fed- eral radar for a while, is becoming almost mainstream. The technology is being put to more and more uses, with applications ranging from mar- keting to meteorology. Companies making moves into the federal big- data space include Sqrrl Data, Kog- nitio and Kapow Software. Sqrrl Enterprise is a big-data plat- form for creating analytical applica- tions. It runs on Apache Accumulo, a database developed by the National Security Agency and now an open- source project. Accumulo integrates with Hadoop, a software framework that enables organizations to process very large sets of data. "We are seeing Accumulo adoption rapidly spread across the federal gov- ernment," said Ely Kahn, Sqrrl s co-
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