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Show NotesEpisode #582
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: February 5, 2019
Moderator: John Gilroy
Guest: Patrick Curran, Federal CTO at Planet Technologies
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #582
Our guest today is Patrick Curran, Federal CTO at Planet Technologies. They are a multiple award-winning Microsoft partner. During the interview, Patrick details how Microsoft has evolved to better respond to needs of today’s federal information process.
Seasoned listeners may remember Microsoft as an arrogant technical giant. Well, things have changed. Today’s Microsoft is focused on adapting to the needs of the modern cloud and application development environment. Patrick’s responsibility is to thoroughly understand agency goals and provide options for completion in the most efficient way possible.
One of the best examples that Patrick mentions is the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. This 7.5 billion acquisition shows that Microsoft is investing in tools for software developers. GitHub is a development platform that most software professionals associate with open source software. Analysts view this purchase as a long term immense strategic value.
Moving to the cloud isn’t a fad or a current trend. This movement to shared pools of configurable
computer system resources is a decades-long play. Microsoft is working with partners like
Technologies to bring value to each federal dollar spent on every part of the stack from application development to storage. Some have called used the phrase “steady, reliable, Microsoft” to describe the dream of Bill Gates and Paul Allen.