Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Bill Kleyman, Data Center Knowledge, Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What do Akamai, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all have in common? They are all are running government clouds – to be exact, they are FedRAMP Compliant cloud service providers (CSPs). These organizations took a few extra steps to become a part of a very small group of data centers meeting very certain requirements. In some cases, these providers are delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities, while others are providing services around Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Doug Barney, TechZone360, Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The cloud raises concerns for just about every operation. But when you are the U.S. federal government, these issues are paramount. But that isn’t stopping the feds from having a digital-first strategy that will provide self-service for citizens over the web.
As the federal government strives to improve technology asset utilization and cybersecurity to enable mission fulfillment in an era of budget constraints, what is "old" is becoming "new" again.
InfoSecurity Magazine, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has analyzed the current state of government clouds in 23 European countries and developed a framework of ten recommendations for the secure deployment of governmental clouds.
Carla Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, Friday, November 15, 2013
As long as federal and state-level authorities drag their feet on updating privacy standards, higher education institutions and their private sector partners have an opportunity to lead on the issue and drag governments to the negotiating table.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Internet can profoundly impact the learning experience and personal development of students. The latest generation of internet applications are being offered at low cost and great ease of use. Many schools are using these application for student and teacher email, online content creation and collaboration.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In this interview, Daniel Solove explains the difference between data security and data privacy, where higher education institutions are most vulnerable, and the importance of training and education to ensure that employees avoid risk through appropriate handling of data.
Reinhard Posch - CIO Federal Government Austria, FutureGov, Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Governments are among the biggest ICT users with huge scalability and reliability demands. They are under constant cost reduction pressure in austerity times. Can cloud computing address these challenges and provide opportunities to improve public administration?
Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld, Monday, November 11, 2013
The fight between IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) over a CIA cloud computing contract is just a preview of what's ahead. Federal investment in cloud computing is showing remarkable growth. AWS and IBM, as well as many others in the cloud space, are fighting for mindshare among federal IT managers, who now ordering cloud services by the truckload. Market research firm Deltek said federal cloud computing growth has become "explosive" in just a few years.