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ASHBURN, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Layered Tech Government Solutions (LTGS), a subsidiary of Layered Technologies, a leading global provider of managed hosting services, will continue providing secure and compliant hosting for SBA.gov after winning a competitive re-bid process. This new agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) extends the relationship for up to five years.   SBA is a cabinet-level federal agency responsible for providing loan administration, counseling and other support services to encourage growth and development of small businesses. With more than 3 million visits per month, SBA.gov serves as the agency's public-facing online portal. LTGS has provided secure hosting for SBA.gov since 2010, working closely with the agency on network monitoring, hardware monitoring and threat mitigation. As a federal agency, SBA also reli... (more)

DOT CIO Richard McKinney and Acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen to Headline Federal Forum 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- MeriTalk and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) will co-host the 3rd Annual Federal Forum on August 13, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The one-day forum will feature 13 agency speakers and bring together hundreds of government and industry executives, thought leaders, and subject matter experts to examine new approaches to building a 21st century network architecture. Press attendees must RSVP by Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. PT to kbromley@brocade.com. Keynotes: Richard McKinney, ... (more)

Ribose Approved For Use By All UK Government Departments Through G-Cloud

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud collaboration platform Ribose has been approved for use by all UK Government agencies through the G-Cloud 5 framework. Ribose's services are now available to over 29,000 UK public sector bodies free of charge. Consisting of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the G-Cloud initiative aims to ease procurement of cloud computing information technology services for UK Government departments by eliminating the need for full tenders or competitive procurement processes. "Now available to all UK Government departments through the G... (more)

NCI Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT), engineering, logistics, and professional solutions and services to U.S. Federal Government agencies, today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second quarter 2014 revenue exceeded the midpoint of management’s guidance range issued last quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) exceeded the high end of guidance by $0.02. Second Quarter 2014 Results For the second quarter of 2014, NCI reported revenue of $77.8 million compared with second quarter 2013 ... (more)

Ribose Approved For Use By All UK Government Departments Through G-Cloud

- Powerful Internationally-Certified Collaboration Platform Available Free Of Charge LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud collaboration platform Ribose has been approved for use by all UK Government agencies through the G-Cloud 5 framework. Ribose's services are now available to over 29,000 UK public sector bodies free of charge. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/LA79617LOGO Consisting of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, the G-Cloud initiative aims to ease procurement of cloud computing information technology services for UK Government depa... (more)

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Federal records management is an increasingly complex undertaking in the era of big data. Three principles are needed for success in records management: capture on creation; manage and secure through the workflow; and archive responsibly.
In a recent IDG News survey, high-ranking IT executives in North America and Europe were asked about the effect the NSA snooping practices have had on their cloud computing strategy. Despite the furor over the NSA, these leaders are still committed to the cloud. The Cliff's notes: In...
The latest headlines in the ongoing surveillance soap opera focus on the revelation that the U.S. has been eavesdropping directly on German Prime Minister Angela Merkel. The reaction in Germany has been strong with many officials publically condemning the surveillance. After the NSA’s...
Fundamentally, Agile requires a rethink of the organizational aspects of planning, delivering, testing, and managing any IT project. The entire effort must be tackled iteratively. Stakeholders should be involved at every step. Testing must take place in every iteration, in order to les...
With a slight chill in the air, we know Halloween is just around the corner. But what could be spookier than ghosts, goblins or a haunted house? For many IT managers it’s the fear of Big Data, which can be understandably overwhelming at first. We’ve compiled five of the spookiest misco...
New reports show that when the NSA was conducting its surveillance programs, perhaps including XKeyscore and PRISM, the agency was not following its own legal guidelines. These reports, based on internal NSA audit reports leaked via the “Snowden leak”, showing the NSA violated its own ...
Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.