ASI's Thought Leadership
ASI was founded as the thought leader in Acquisition. We continue to lead our industry through unparalleled perspectives on the topics of today and tomorrow. This year, we are focused on strategically repositioning and transforming Acquisition and its workforce through:
- “Quick Hit” Savings: methods that rapidly recover unused funds, identify real savings, stretch existing dollars, or increase the return on our clients’ investments to make an immediate impact on their operations in this fiscal year.
- Strategic Sourcing: frameworks and approaches for Enterprise Spend Management, methods for spend analysis, application of Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) approaches, and implementation of lessons learned from successes in public agencies and private industry – all focused on maximizing the buying power of the world’s largest purchaser, the federal government.
- Acquisition for IT Transformation: tools and processes like Acquisition for Agile IT Development that support planning, purchasing, and delivery of today’s IT services and solutions, including big data, cloud computing, cyber security, and shared services.
- Workforce: methods for finding, developing, and guiding successful acquisition professionals; rapidly increasing the capabilities of today’s acquisition and program management workforce; and enabling the workforce to thrive in the most challenging environment we have faced in recent memory.
Why Cloud Computing Is Like Water
By Kimberly “Kymm” McCabe, ASI Government
Federal acquisition professionals feel they lack expertise in cloud computing services and they are having trouble structuring contracts to buy them, we found in two recent polls of subscribers to ASI Government’s Virtual Acquisition Office—an online center of research, tools, templates news and on-call support.
Because we at ASI believe cloud computing offers federal agencies opportunities to reduce costs, enhance efficiency and empower innovation, we are supporting program and procurement professionals in becoming better cloud consumers.
We’ve found it helps to think about buying cloud computing as similar to purchasing water for a building.