Global Government Certifications: Why They Are Important, and How the Certifications Process Must Continue to Evolve
Source: Cisco Systems
The certification process is critical to ensuring that government customers get the equipment they need and that the equipment performs as advertised, and that it is compatible with existing infrastructure. The missing component is that the customers need to know that the certification process does not limit the other part of the equation, which is being able to deploy the equipment they need when they need it, without unnecessary delays created by an archaic process. This point is made even more critical if government customers are to take advantage of the many benefits of COTS products.