Commentary

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.

What an Empowered CIO Can Bring to the Cloud-Savings Table

Rebecca Carroll, Nextgov,  Friday, June 27, 2014

At its best, cloud computing offers agencies a cheaper, more efficient, faster, more secure way to administer the information technology systems they’re already running. Whether it actually works out that way often hinges on who’s in charge, how much authority they have and the breadth of their perspective, industry executives say.

Will FITARA help agencies embrace the cloud?

Greg Otto, FedScoop,  Thursday, June 26, 2014

Even as the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act makes its way to the Senate floor, experts are split on whether the bill goes far enough and if legislation is needed at all to fix government’s IT acquisition problems.

Congressional Hearing: More Enforcement Needed To Protect Student Data Privacy

Bradley Shear by Bradley Shear, Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Thursday, June 26, 2014

I recently attended a Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education titled, "How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy" in Congress. This hearing caught my attention because as a parent of two young children student privacy is very near and dear to my heart.

Why Governments Choose Cloud-Based Mobility Management

Sandra Gittlen, StateTech,  Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The state of Michigan’s executive branch formerly frowned upon using personal tablets for government business, but that changed after Gov. Rick Snyder took office in 2011.