Summer 2013
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Move IT Forward By Taking a Step Back–to the Basics

Treating each IT purchase as part of an overall architecture helps to make sure your IT program is agile and efficient. Cisco has created architectural roadmaps for popular government IT initiatives. Each one has a starting place and one or more paths to follow.


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