Apr 29 2014

Behind the Scenes: A Look at the New FedTech

A fresh look and fresh content make the magazine (and soon, its website) more engaging for readers.

FedTech's New Look and Feel

FedTech has always been committed to sharing the stories of government leaders who successfully leverage IT solutions to improve their agencies and mission outcomes. Eleven years in, that commitment hasn't changed.

But as you've probably noticed, this issue looks a little different.

The bones haven't changed: You'll still find the in-depth features; how-to tips, trends and tactics articles; product reviews; and big-picture, high-level insights that help IT leaders do their jobs ­better. But we've added some muscle and cosmetic improvements to better engage readers and enhance their FedTech experience — in print and, by summer, online, optimized for all devices.

Fresh Look, Fresh Content

From cover to cover, there's more to see, read and discover.

The most obvious change is the aesthetic. We're still celebrating federal IT success stories with big, glossy photos and firsthand accounts of how agency leaders made them happen.

But there's more to every story, and that's the case here too. Clean, modern font treatments; more callouts to relevant data and online resources; and reader-friendly "quick hits" of useful information — all of these changes will make it easier to consume our content and then apply these peer-tested and proven strategies to your own operations.

It begins with an overhauled section we're calling The Byte, where we provide noteworthy news and insights that you might have missed.

Big changes are apparent as well in the reviews of Microsoft Windows 8.1 and the Lenovo ThinkPad 8, which include checklists of product specs and callouts to important features.

We'll also be showcasing the best practices that inform and enhance technology deployments of all types via rotating departments with more visuals and takeaways. In this issue, we're introducing a new department called Get Smart, which provides learning on strategic initiatives. The Justice Department's Allison C. Stanton dispenses important advice on tackling the challenges of electronic discovery in our inaugural Get Smart.

So, please, take a look and experience what the new and improved FedTech has to offer.

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