Data collection is at the heart of GSA's efforts to move from FTS 2001 to Networx as well as laying the foundation for future transitions, says Karl Krumbholz.
Verizon Business opens a lab to show feds how optical local-area networks can help make buildings greener by reducing the energy needs of their networks.
The slow pace of the Networx transition stands in the way of other initiatives that might be implemented through the contract.
GSA is pushing hard to get agencies to use Networx, but so far business on FTS 2001 continues to grow.
Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins want the Office of Management and Budget to put more pressure on agencies to transition from FTS 2001 to Networx.
Agencies get a few more months to lay out plans to transitioning services to Networx.
This is part 3 of our look at the Networx transition that explores how and why Networx Universal has become the favored contract of the two vehicles.
In part two of our look at Networx transition woes, we look at Enterprise and Universal, once thought to be complementary contracts, increasing are seen as interchangeable.
In part one of our look at Networx transition woes, we look at how reality hasn't lived up to the original vision for Networx and the question of why not restructure it into a single vehicle.
A total of 131 statements of work have been issued to date under both the Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts, with large agencies accounting for 95 percent of the work.
Verizon leads the way in September with 38 fair opportunity tasks awarded during September under the Networx Universal contract.
As a longtime fixture of the government market, Sprint fights to keep customers as the transition to the Networx contract continues.