Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud

Elaine Beeman, InformationWeek Government,  Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.

Why Are Governments Stuck in the Stone Age?

Tod Newcombe, Government Technology,  Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cloud computing is a cheaper, more reliable way to manage electronic records than hard drives or paper -- yet a recent IRS scandal shows how governments at every level are slow to change their ways.

Microsoft’s Chris Niehaus on the government cloud forecast

David Stegon, fedscoop,  Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chris Niehaus, senior director of Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Program, sat down with FedScoop at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss current trends in public sector cloud computing.

Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says

Jeff Bertolucci, InformationWeek,  Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.

Accessibility Standards, Cloud Computing and Innovation

Tracy Mitrano, Inside Higher Ed,  Monday, July 14, 2014

What difference does cloud computing make with regard to accessibility? As a governance, compliance, and matter of risk management, the answer is essentially “no difference.” Accessibility is as much a compliance issue as privacy, security, and export control.

The future looks ‘foggy’ for cloud computing

Greg Otto, FedScoop,  Monday, July 14, 2014

They are coming: Cloudlets. Fog Computing. Cyberforaging. As use of cloud computing grows and the federal government looks to harness its possibilities, scientists have already started working on what the next iteration of cloud will look like. At the same time, global bandwidth continues to dwindle, with networks only able to handle so much traffic.

5 Steps To Storm-Proof Your Data

Brian Burns, InformationWeek Government,  Wednesday, July 09, 2014

With proper preparation, cloud-based disaster recovery will enable your organization to weather the season of storms and power outages.

Pivoting for the next big leap in government IT

Anthony Robbins, FCW,  Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In recent years, however, making server virtualization a priority has produced dramatic cost savings and myriad benefits for IT managers and end users alike. Yet for all the advancements we've seen in consumer technology and enterprise applications in the past couple of decades, government networks have remained largely unchanged.

Bring the clouds together with the hybrid approach

Drew Turney, ZDNet,  Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A recent survey predicts that growing proportions of IT budget will migrate from on-premise capabilities to off-premise services like hosted IT and public cloud. While this seems like an inevitable progression, it will be gradual, and hybrid cloud is the enabling bridge between the two service deployment models.

NSA Fallout Costs U.S.-Based Companies Even More Revenue

Rod Trent, WindowsITPro,  Friday, June 27, 2014

If Obama is truly serious about fixing the U.S. economy he'd take that executive order pen of his and do something about the NSA's electronic eavesdropping programs. He seems to wave it around confidently for everything except those things that truly matter to the American people.