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While the benefits and value of the federal cloud computing policy can be debated, the world’s transition to cloud computing as an integral component of any IT infrastructure cannot be denied. The prudent government executive should, therefore, heed the lessons learned from the many pr...
The defense and intelligence communities are not immune to cloud computing. Arguably more than any other government agencies, their missions require a fabric of utility computing that scales on demand and enables self discovery and self-service access to secure, timely and relevant inf...
Cloud computing is a new approach in the provisioning and consumption of information technology (IT). While technology is a crucial component, the real value of cloud computing lies in its ability to enable new capabilities or in the execution of current capabilities in more efficient ...
(This is part 2 of the series entitled "Implementation of Cloud Computing Solutions in Federal Agencies" that first appeared on Forbes.com. This series provides the content of a whitepaper I recently authored. A copy of the complete whitepaper will be available at NJVC.com starting Sep...
Cloud computing has crossed a Rubicon of sorts, and is now being embraced by a majority of enterprise IT shops – at least according to attendees and vendors at last week's Cloud Expo in New York. I remember interviewing Hal Stern (late of Sun and Oracle) a couple of years ago at th...
TORONTO – June 12, 2012 – PerspecSys Inc., the leader in cloud data protection solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has become a Corporate Member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practic...
"The State of Cloud Computing June 2012" was the topic under discussion in the traditional SYS-CON.tv Power Panel recorded in our Times Square studio yesterday - the Sunday before today's Cloud Expo New York opening, kicking off 4 days of Keynotes, General Sessions technical and strate...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) due to kick off this coming Monday for 4 days of high-energy networking and discussions, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy se...
What do the CTOs of the CIA and the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Eucalyptus, GoGrid, ActiveState, Appcara, OpSource and Nortonworks, the CTOs of Rackspace, SoftLayer, SOA Software and AppZero, the Founder & Gene...
Cloud Security has been one of the top challenges reported by organizations that want to migrate to the Cloud. This is a challenge since the organization’s data may now be stored externally that can pose greater challenges to data integrity and compliance. Even though the data may be i...
"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded ...
The New York Times revealed June 1st what many experts had already asserted regarding the United States role in the Stuxnet attack. While speculation of U.S. involvement complicated international relations on cyber conflict, an acknowledgement of U.S. involvement in a forum such as the...
Effective integration of Cloud software services to existing in-house applications is an important element of leveraging the Cloud. It is not sufficient to be content with procuring software as a service and deploying the product. A solid integration strategy and plan can support the c...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...?
GovLoop, the social knowledge network for public sector professionals, is one of the most virtuous members of the Gov2.0 ecosystem. Their support of the community demonstrates, on a daily basis, their dedication to a simple mission: They want to connect government to improve government...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now just three weeks away, what better time to start introducing you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now just three weeks away, what better time to introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and stra...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Office of Naval Research is partnering with Chilean scientists to develop a mobile application to provide information helpful in countering pirates, arms traffickers, and illegal fishermen. More here. The Arm...
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 ...
“Aquilent is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer the AWS GovCloud (US) Region through the GSA IT-70 Schedule,” stated Aquilent CEO, David Fout, as Aquilent announced that it has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region to its GSA Information Technology Schedule-70. ...
Community cloud services are services that are shared by multiple members of a community. They centralize the functions and can provide specific mission requirements. The mission requirements can be related to specific policies and compliance. Community clouds leverage the benefits of ...
Last week the GSA FedRAMP Program Office released the latest version of the cloud computing Security Assessment Plan (SAR) template. This document is the most recent step toward the Federal governments goal of establishing FedRAMP initial operating Capability by June 2012. The Federa...
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...
Policies and procedures for Cloud solutions and services should be established as part of Enterprise Cloud Giovernance. Plug and Play for Cloud Services is not enough! Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures for Cloud solutions and services for the ...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
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...
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
Faced with a need to find huge cost reductions the Province of Ontario is in the same place as many governments throughout the world – They’ve shouldered the debt to see us through the financial meltdown and now need to be smart about how they digest what they’ve taken on. They’re als...
The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) conference is held once a year by the Defense Intelligence Agency technology leadership team. This is an incredible event full of information-packed presentations and social sessions.  One of its greatest features is a...
The Obama Administration Thursday unveiled a Big Data Research and Development Initiative that will see the six federal agencies and departments put $200 million or more into Big Data R&D. These new commitments are supposed to improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organi...
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...
I wasn’t able to attend and present at the recent OMG conference on public sector Cloud Computing, however I will still be uploading my sides so they’ll be available shortly. The others are available here for download. As you’ll see it was a powerful mix of speakers f...
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...
Cloud technologies are not all about cost savings through IT optimization. Innovative use of technology can help governments that are stuck with legacy applications leapfrog into a whole new way of delivering services. A lot has been spoken about cloud technology for government use an...
The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation has just released its "Report on Support for Cloud Computing" - in response to the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, Section 524. It is an absolute must-read for all concerned with current and future research proj...
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 ...
"The cloud has the capacity to make lives easier for many of us, including the smallest of businesses. But to achieve that requires us to take many different policy areas and really test them to make sure they are as cloud-compatible as they can be." Writing in her official capacity as...