The federal mobile device landscape is evolving at a rate faster than ever before. Budget realities have accelerated the adoption of federal telework initiatives and lowered agencies’ reluctance toward bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies – due to promising cost savings coupled with the growing de...
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Many organizations have interesting peaks and valleys in their compute needs. Some have periods of significant intensity followed later by great periods of lots of spinning disk but no real business need for all the capacity. That is often called Seasonality. It’s an interesting problem to consi...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In this post, I will discuss how the law should handle privacy and security harms. One potential solution is for the law to have statutory damages – a set minimum amount of damages for privacy/security violations. A few privacy statutes have them, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Data brokers may soon become the pariahs of cyberspace if they don’t adopt principles of “responsible use.” And, if cloud service providers don’t watch out, they risk becoming tarred with the same brush....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From my vantage point data centers are really about four distinct services. They represent the compute power, the storage capability, the network (delivery) system and finally a structured place to build security solutions. So based on my view let’s take a look at what the data center of tomorro...
Monday, September 01, 2014
According to IDC, the federal government will spend $118.3 million on public cloud solutions in FY14, and more than $1.7 billion on private cloud solutions. The private cloud expenditure is slightly lower than it was in FY13, while the public cloud figure reflects an increase of about 33 percent. L...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Army believes it has an answer to a 24-year-old problem all of the Defense Department has been facing. The Army is about to launch several apps intended to replace a supply chain management process that relies on proprietary handheld scanners, which cost about $2,000 each. ...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
From the highest levels of the Pentagon to the brigades upgrading network switches on bases, DoD plans for network modernization encompass a top-to-bottom approach. It begins with modernizing the infrastructure underpinning DoD IT operations, including the implementation of new hardware, as well as...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Federal agencies should repurpose the certification route for vetting commercial cloud computing services to also screen popular mobile apps before employees download them, a top Department of Homeland Security official says....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Mobile device use is growing rapidly across the federal government. Still, the lack of overriding strategy and communications between stakeholders is slowing its development, says a federal official....