What government leaders need to know about managed services

March 14, 2019 News

In an article for Via Satellite, Inmarsat Government’s Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, highlights the benefits of moving forward with a managed services model for satellite communications (SATCOM) acquisition.

Cowen-Hirsch addresses the many misconceptions and reservations about managed services, highlighting that the managed services model is nothing “new” and the government has acquired numerous other telecommunication and information technology capabilities “as a service” for decades. Additionally, she discusses how the benefits of the SATCOM as a Service model become more evident as users seek always-on solutions that are much more viable, efficient and robust than what they would experience otherwise.

“SATCOM as a service is an end-to-end fully integrated capability that brings mobile, high-throughput connectivity the way users seek it: easily, affordably, securely and operationally available anytime, anywhere,” Cowen-Hirsch wrote.

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