We live in a service-based universe. In our personal lives, for example, we rely upon dog walkers, financial planners, dry cleaners and a variety of other “pay as you need” offerings. For modern enterprises, a wide range of cloud services are made available to users on demand, providing easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, to enable organizations to focus upon their core strengths and missions.
This cloud computing trend is prevalent in the U.S. government, with highly mobile users demanding high operational tempo and mission readiness as a top priority. In light of budgetary pressures and the push to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of information technology throughout government, a managed services model specifically to fulfill federal satellite requirements: SATCOM as a Service is the path forward.