At WWT, we recognize that data is often an organization's most valuable asset. But it can also be a highly elusive and underutilized resource. It is often difficult to identify where it is, as well as how to maximize business-driving outcomes from it.

That is why we work closely with customers to respond to these challenges. We assist them in defining their vision – what ultimately do they want and need from their data? – and then develop with them a strategic roadmap that prioritizes goals and establishes timelines to reach data-maturity milestones. All of this significantly contributes to their progress in making a digital transformation, which has emerged as mission-critical across the board: Four of five executives, in fact, are "pushing hard" on transformation plans to differentiate their organization's value.

WWT fully understands and appreciates this sense of urgency. We are more than up to the task of empowering our customers to take command of their data, which will result in greatly expanded, business-benefiting capabilities. Our vision and dedication to this mission has helped us grow from a small product reseller in 1990 into a global systems integrator with $13.4 billion in annual revenue and more than 7,000 employees throughout the world. 

Now, we are pleased to announce our latest contract award: the Consulting and Technical Services + (CATS+) task order for the State of Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

The objective of this Task Order—Agreement #F50B0600063 to our Master Contract #060B2490023, effective September 8, 2021, through April 21, 2028—is to enable the Maryland state government to procure information technology (IT) consulting and technical services in a timely and economical manner. Through this task order, the State will have a flexible means of obtaining IT resources quickly, efficiently and cost effectively by issuing work orders specific to its needs.

Through this award, WWT will provide the following services and make available these resources to the State:

  • Data Governance and Management. Data governance is about determining how teams should handle, access and share data. Data management is about deriving better outcomes from data once governance is established and enforced. WWT will work with the State of Maryland on both needs via our analytics, automation, and cloud tools and expertise. Subsequently, we are confident that the State of Maryland will benefit from dramatically enhanced operational efficiencies with more data resilience. If data is not properly secured, tracked and governed, it can quickly go from being an asset to a liability.
  • Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). With data exploding in terms of volume, variety and velocity, we deploy ML and AI to extract key insights from the linkage, interrogation and modeling of data sources. We make available more Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) than any other partner, leading to the most sustainable and productive of Deep Learning environments. Our advanced analytics tools perform simultaneously throughout a myriad of operational data sources, so the State of Maryland can develop actionable insights in real-time.
  • The Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Providing unparalleled power in the selection of specific technologies, our ATC combines hundreds of partner solutions to replicate nearly any environment. With this capability, we will test any potential products for State of Maryland in an environment that closely resembles the State's. This will yield real-world assessments of how a technology will stand up to required capabilities, and how it will integrate with existing technology.
  • Business and Analytics Advisory Services. In 2013, we launched Business and Analytics Advisers (BAA), a dedicated data analytics practice, to augment the good work of our engineering teams. Our BAA group will offer strategic guidance about the business implications of data analytics to the State of Maryland, along with data science and engineering consulting engagements.

Those not fully leveraging data are merely standing still—and no organization can afford to stand still in the fast-moving digital world. Seeking to continuously improve through superior data governance and management is a journey. We are looking forward to taking that journey with the State of Maryland. 

If you'd like to know more about how we can help you make a swift, comprehensive and successful digital transformation, then please contact us.