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By Bob GourleyYou don’t have to convince government IT leaders of the smart new business models, efficiencies and performance enhancements available with cloud computing. Like IT professionals everywhere, federal technologists get it. But things are different in the federal commu...
Richard Taggart, CTO of SHI, will share in his upcoming breakout session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York a collection of best Information Technology Practices and Innovation Programs that have been proven to work in real life situations. These practices are some of the best i...
Cloud Computing is booming and so is Cloud Expo – now with Big Data and Software-Defined Networking as fully integrated themes. Here are the nine tracks we are serving up for you June 10–13 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and below this brief note from me is a complete A–Z of...
George Newstrom, head of Dell's federal government defense and national security business, outlines the evolution of information technology from mainframes and servers to "disruptive" technologies such as cloud computing and mobile devices. Platform one saw mainframes and terminals hi...
"As a company, we are serious about Cloud," said Neil Sutton, Vice President, Global Portfolio, at BT Global Services today as BT launched BT Cloud Compute, an enhanced service that the company claims allows CIOs increased control in terms of designing, building, buying and operating a...
In an internal reorg, IBM's Tivoli, Maximo, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, and Netcool branded offerings, as well as its SmartCloud service management offerings, are now to be clustered under an "overarching umbrella" called IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure. The new division, says IBM, r...
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...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
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 ...
Forward-thinking organizations realize that accelerating the speed with which they can deliver new applications and services is critical in making their enterprise more agile – and by extension delivering critical business competitiveness. In order to do so, they must break the cycle t...
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...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. In his session at the 12th International Cloud...
The concept of "Just-in-Time" was pioneered in the manufacturing supply chain as a critical way to reduce costs by minimizing inventory. Implementing a just-in-time system that can handle unexpected demand is not a trivial undertaking. It requires the confluence of a number of discipli...
“The Nebula One delivers on Nebula’s mission to democratize cloud computing by bringing the simplicity, agility, and operational efficiency of the world’s largest Internet companies to all enterprises at a fraction of the cost of public cloud services,” said Chris C. Kemp, co-founder a...
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...
“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its...
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 ...
There are five essential tools and processes required to manage costs in the cloud. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Greg Arnette, Founder & CTO of Sonian, will show how by using these tools, the cloud can be more cost-effective and reliable than traditional co-lo...
With a focus on developing affordable solutions that drive innovation for our customers’ missions, I believe that the development of cloud standards can have a positive impact on cloud adoption. The more than 370 members of the cross-domain Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) are p...
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...
There are several certainties in computer security. One is that when adversaries have intent they will always find a way to get what they want. Another certainty is that leadership in government and industry is quick to forget the lessons learned in cyber security, especially those dea...
Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new pr...
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...
A new sub-market of the broader cloud-computing market has emerged: the cloud service broker, but the market has yet to fully define it. Emerging markets don’t generally follow smooth, predictable paths. Rather, they struggle and jerk unexpectedly, much like an eaglet escaping from it...
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...
"Cloud computing’s not a panacea and it’s not the ideal solution for every business situation," wrote Oracle SVP Bob Evans recently in Forbes, "but at the same time, it’s no longer some nebulous (pardon me) theory whose risk is high and whose potential benefits are impossible to quanti...
"Building a media solution that encodes and streams video to various devices and clients is a complex task," blogged Microsoft's Scott Guthrie this week. "It requires hardware and software that has to be connected, configured, and maintained. Windows Azure Media Services makes this pro...
"The need to capture and manage Big Data is daunting, but not as daunting as the need to understand and analyze all you’ve captured," says Jill T. Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office and an upcoming speaker at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. "2013 will see increase...
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...
Cloud has been marketed as one of the key advances in technology and every day we hear about new areas where cloud services are being utilized. Cloud is the bright shining star that is being leveraged for it's elastic, on-demand, resource pooling capabilities. However there have been C...
I worked extensively in the telecommunications area to lead large, innovative nationwide mobile application and portal rollouts that included mobile platforms, applications, databases, services and integration mechanisms. With the explosion of the Cloud and Mobile Cloud, the entre digi...
Oracle Tuesday came in with slightly better-than-expected results in its second fiscal quarter ended November 30. Revenues were up 3% to $9.1 billion, ahead of Wall Street’s consensus of $9.03 billion. Oracle’s own guidance had estimated an increase of zero to 4%. It cleared n...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.