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DevOps, Cloud and Your SDLC Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovat...
The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in 2014 to further development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people at work. Through an independently-run consortium of technology innovators, industrial companies, academia and governm...
Recent high-profile events (2010 Haitian Earthquake, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda) have highlighted the growing importance played by the international community in successful humanitarian assistance and disaster response. These events also showcased t...
The United States Congress managed to avoid a default with a last-minute agreement. But the reboot's still in progress, and many federal government servers and services remain shut down. The cause of the online blackout is this set of guidelines released by the Office of Management and...
Lunarline, one of the U.S. government's leading cyber security and privacy providers, announced on Thursday that Spence Witten, Lunarline director of federal sales, will speak about successfully navigating FedRAMP during the Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley (@CloudExpo) in Santa Clara, C...
Now make the right tactical decisions to navigate FedRAMP successfully. FedRAMP – or the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program – is a Cloud Service Provider’s gateway to the lucrative world of federal contracting. However there are tactical engineering decisions that must ...
As cutting-edge technology company Quantum International Corp. (OTCBB: QUAN) becomes increasingly involved in the potentially lucrative 3D printing market, the President of the United States is prioritizing the advancement of an innovative manufacturing agenda. Business Facilities maga...
That's one big check for Big Blue. IBM won a federal cloud-computing contract with a maximum value of $1 billion, its largest such agreement with the U.S. government, according to an article on Bloomberg.com. The Interior Department awarded similar, 10-year pacts to nine other supp...
It seems it's in the best interest of the U.S. government to have its employees hit the road. A recent study uncovered how a mobile federal workforce is one that is more productive and cost-effective. But getting from here to there, however, proves challenging. Federal agencies and...
Enterprise technologists have been wrestling with a common challenge for years. Just like Vannever Bush described in 1945, the amount of data being created is growing faster than humans can analyze. We all seem more motivated to address this challenge, especially since fast fast analys...

Our headline theme of ‘Building the Canadian Cloud‘ is intended to help grow the Canadian Cloud supplier industry, by linking product development to major market opportunities, like repeating implementation of the UK’s G-Cloud model for Government. Shared Services ...

Amazon has gone to the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, to get the CIA to follow through on the four-year $600 million cloud contract it was awarded earlier this year. IBM, which also bid for the contract, objected to Amazon getting it claiming price discrimination becaus...
HyTrust, the cloud automation security company, has gotten a new funding and strategic pal in In-Q-Tel (IQT), the venture arm of the CIA and other American black ops. HyTrust said the undisclosed investment, which is supposed to tickle its technology at scale, was a direct result of ...
Cloud computing is steadily working its way into the U.S. federal government, potentially simplifying access to information for the public, but also creating some consternation over who ultimately controls that data. Some federal agency managers are reluctant to hand over their data t...
2013 is turning into a big year for Big Data. Colorfully described by one commentator recently as being "like Moneyball for geeks", Big Data is - quite literally - the Next Big Thing. The big data analytics marketplace is truly heating up in terms of interest, activity, technology and ...
"Cloud computing in the enterprise is all about workloads," said Ric Telford is Vice President of IBM Cloud Services, as IBM today announced its intent to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. - the well-respected provider of a wide array of options for hosting applications in the cloud...
Amazon Web Services said Tuesday that its GovCloud (US) in all US AWS regions has gotten an Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements at the moderate-imp...
The US Government, as well as governments around the world, is looking to invest heavily in Cloud Computing. The cloud promises a lot of efficiencies and cost savings but it also presents a new revolutionary way to approach citizen services. This session offers insight into how Cloud C...
In a discrete low-key press release API house Apigee said Thursday that it’s getting backing from the CIA’s strategic venture arm In-Q-Tel (IQT) to enhance its widgetry to support the US intelligence community. No number was mentioned. Apigee has already raised $72.1 million in fiv...
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intents to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and tec...
Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it. HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud. HP's new ...
RW Baird & Co. is projecting $10 billion in revenue for Amazon Web Services by 2016. As Alex Williams of TechCrunch puts it, "The estimates reflect Wall Street’s growing confidence in cloud services and the need that analysts see in letting their customers know that a shift is underway...
Federal agencies spent close to $4.9 billion on Big Data resources during fiscal year 2012 and that number could grow to $5.7 billion in 2014. Research firm Deltek estimates federal big data spending will grow to $7.2 billion by 2017 as agencies strive to handle ever-increasing volume...
Most Wanted Persian Rug Dealer in America Sued By IRS. According to "Court Filings and Court Records" updated daily, "Department of Revenue vs. Alireza Amini Moghaddam" in Milwaukee County, [Case Number 2013TW000700] state files a lawsuit against Amini Rug Gallery on March 21, 2013 for...
According to a statement released today by Stephen Ewart, Marketing Manager for names.co.uk, over 600 domains were registered within hours of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's anointment as the Head of the Catholic Church. But His Holiness is not the first high-profile world leader to f...
Organizations want extraordinary results from their IT units. Today's mantra is faster delivery, better quality, cheaper solutions, and safer environments. Many CIOs are implementing cloud computing enterprise architectures to address these challenges with results varying greatly. Why ...
Long-term growth opportunities in government contracting will make for an active M&A market for players with sights beyond the current business cycle. Technological capabilities in areas such as big data, C4ISR and health IT, will drive deals as they will be better funded than some tra...
Gravitant has announced enhancements coming this month to its award winning cloudMatrix cloud brokerage and management platform: Continuous cloud asset discovery and sync (starting with Amazon Web Services today with additional providers added over time), which enhances internal gover...
Come August 1, the bankrupt and deeply in debt US Postal Service means to stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays and save a projected $2 billion a year. It will still deliver packages six days a week. While e-mail and texting killed its letter business, e-commerce has thrown...
Startup Convercent builds tools to fill void in GRC market by implementing and measuring compliance to corporate values and culture. GRC has traditionally provided companies with tools to help customers meet government and industry regulations, enforce corporate policies and better de...
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is proposing to “privately” visit North Korea, a rogue nation as well as an open market. He will go as part of a delegation led by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former American ambassador to the United Nations who has been to No...
Government ruling paves the way for software vendors to sell to US government agencies, even if some of their code is written in non-designated countries. Open-source provider Talend has received a favorable advisory ruling from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency conc...
10gen, the open source document-oriented MongoDB creator, says Intel Capital and Red Hat have made strategic investments in it. It means to use the undisclosed amount of money for product development and support of its rapidly growing worldwide community and user base. It has visions...
This election season marked a major shift from the traditional ground game of door-to-door get out the vote efforts to "Big Data politics" – in which algorithms are run in the cloud on databases of voter information to figure out who volunteers should target. As captured in Rackspace...
The Federal Trade Commission has wrapped up its year-or-more long antitrust investigation into Google’s search practices and it may sue. Reuters said last Friday that four out of the five FTC commissioners believe Google illegally abused its power in search at the expense of competit...
The bankrupt United States Postal Service is going to try its hand at same-day delivery, something it’s hasn’t done since baby boomers were tykes. It’ll be trying out what it calls Metro Post starting in mid-November in San Francisco and deliver packages between four in the afternoon ...

Considered an “un-conference,” Gov 2.0 LA is the mind child of innovator and analyst Alan Silberberg that has been taking place every year since 2010. it brings together many people from around the world and from different fields to talk about Gov 2.0 and the technology ...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s holed up in Ecuador’s tiny apartment-sized London embassy with little more than a weak hand and no chips, wants the United States to promise that it won’t ever attempt to prosecute him for publishing a huge trove of classified State Department...
What are the legal implications and consequences of cloud computing in the healthcare and high-tech sectors? What are the potential legal protections and solutions from the point of view of providers, suppliers and consumers? In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Paul ...
Cloud is a shift from the focus on underlying technology implementation to leveraging existing implementations and further building upon them. Cloud orchestration or a network of clouds is the wave of the future where these clouds can operate with elasticity, scalability, and efficienc...