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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...
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...
The age of Big Data is here. Organizations are no longer challenged to find enough data to answer the pertinent questions required for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Rather, companies are struggling to keep pace with the enormous volumes of data invading their organiz...
The first wave of cloud computing enabled data center consolidation. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Cary Landis, senior cloud architect at NJVC, will discuss how the next wave, Platform as a Service (PaaS), will enable application consolidation. It will be more co...
Our next upcoming webinar is entitled GovCloud 2.0, and a headline topic we will be introducing is called ‘Harnessing Enterprise Search for IM best practices‘. IM is of course Information Management and refers to all aspects of Governments needs to managed records. Presiden...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Terry Casey, Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls, will address the opportunities and implications of cloud computing in the connected cities and connected governments sectors including the implications for systems governance a...
As many IT organizations continue to expand to the cloud outside of the Software as a Service space, they are faced with a significant security challenge – how do you meet your security requirements in the cloud provider's environment with its increased complexity and functionality tha...
The Obama Administration is getting behind Big Data thinking to exploit it. On Thursday afternoon it’s supposed to announce a Big Data R&D Initiative. The media advisory sent out says: “Researchers in a growing number of fields are generating extremely large and complicated data se...
Virtustream on Monday announced that it has been approved as a U.K. Government G-Cloud supplier. G-Cloud approval enables Virtustream to offer government-class cloud and data center services to the U.K. public sector, providing government based organizations with secure, reliable and h...
In her general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Jill Tummler Singer, CIO for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), discussed the key elements needed for a triumphant enterprise cloud computing migration and highlighted strategies (including security advantages found in ...
VIENNA, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 —NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and Virtual Global, a premier provider of software and cloud computing...
Vivek Kundra, the former CIO of the US federal government, an early evangelist of cloud computing, has been hired by cloud pioneer salesforce.com as EVP of emerging markets. Salesforce snaring him is considered something of a coup. The company didn’t explain what the job entails and ...
Salesforce.com on Monday announced that Vivek Kundra has joined the company as executive vice president of emerging markets. Kundra is an accomplished technology leader with a demonstrated track record of driving innovation. As the first Chief Information Officer of the United States,...
“Our focus is purely the public sector, the federal government in particular. As you know, the government has a significant mandate to push everything to the cloud. 2012 is going to be a big, big year for the cloud,” notes Kevin Lancaster, Managing Partner at Winvale, in this SYS-CON.T...
With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) beginning its final two days at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's remind you in greater detail about all the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We hav...
With the 2012 political season upon us, we have just gained a glimpse of the individual candidates and their cyber policies. It is from those cyber policies that we have also heard the candidates address China; specifically Chinese nation state cyber sanctioned or sponsored espionage. ...