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Sitting in Asia, thousands of miles from the US, alters ones perspective of the world and what's going on in it. China looms over everything here – as an exporter, investor, and when battling over resources. Yet the US remains by far the most influential country in the world when it...
General Dynamics announced on Monday that it has acquired Network Connectivity Solutions (NETCONN), a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The value of the cash transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' e...
US antitrust chief Christine Varney is leaving the Justice Department early next month to join Cravath, Swaine & Moore, IBM’s pet outside law firm. There she’s supposed to specialize in antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions. The Wall Street Journal says Cravath almost n...
The September 16 deadline for the Call for Papers for the 9th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 7-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is fast approaching. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to evaluate cloud computing, many are assessi...
The Singapore government has announced plans to build the “Central G-Cloud,” described as a private government cloud to be used anywhere within the government “where security and governance requirements cannot be met by public clouds,” according to James Kang, an official with the Chie...
I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow! I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government. He is responsible for Data.gov. His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the ...
In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to miss...
In the wake of yesterday's FBI seizure of servers, it is interesting to note that one of the industry's most seasoned executives, Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm, has been anticipating just such an eventuality for a while. In a SYS-CON.tv Power Panel recorded on the eve of Cloud Expo New York,...
Vivek Kundra, the very first federal CIO, the guy who brought the cloud to Washington and oversaw its e-government initiatives, will be leaving for a joint Harvard fellowship at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society come mid-August. His resignation was co...
Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computin...
The economics of the cloud, the rise of the mobile workforce and the consumerization of IT are making the transformation to the cloud a foregone conclusion within enterprise IT. But not every company, organization or government agency is necessarily keeping up. Are you?
Holland is considered one, if not the most important data exchange point for the European continent. Unlocking the $16,228.23 billion EU economy (2010) and over half a billion people. To showcase what Holland and the Dutch Cloud Computing Industry have to offer, the Dutch government in...
Cloud adoption offers tremendous opportunities for enterprise adopters to quickly, easily, and affordably deploy new applications without the traditional IT headaches. Unfortunately, it also presents opportunities for hackers to score sensitive information from a wide range of enterpri...
In the Fall of 2009, while she was Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, Jill Tummler Singer shared with attending conference delegates her view that Enterprise Cloud Computing was "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" - noting it was a faster, better, cheaper, and safer com...
With the emergence of cloud computing, enterprise Java applications need to be easy-to-use, provide access anywhere/anytime, and enable collaboration. Until recently, developers were in the dark when it came to navigating cloud application development. VMware’s Application Platform hel...
In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental chan...
Leading industry analyst firm Forrester is about to land a bombshell on the private cloud part of the Cloud Computing ecosystem. The explosion comes in the form of a Forrester Report in which fifteen top Private Cloud solution providers are weighed in the balance...and, in a few cases,...
The US government is looking for $2.5 billion worth of cloud services over five years, beginning with e-mail and moving on to office automation and records management, then possibly geospatial and financial services. The feds may share what they buy with state and local governments. Th...
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country. On Wednesday Bloomberg reported that "Turkey considers it likely that Syr...
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country. As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kirca...
Startup America is the Whitehouse policy program to create jobs and stimulate the economy through enabling more entrepreneurs to start new businesses. The recent financial crisis has had such a dreadful impact on so many families that this initiative is almost like a post-war effort t...
Canada can achieve Digital Economy leadership through pioneering key Internet-scale architectures. With the USA charging ahead with key Internet innovations like 'Trusted Identities,' what can Canada do to keep up? 'Trusted Cloud' infrastructure can refer to how Cloud Computing syst...
Uncle Feras Bankosly MD's "physician license" in the United States should be revoked immediately due to his abduction of Sofia from her home in March, 2010, as he has endangered Sofia's life by keeping her away from her much-needed medical care in Syria. The Syrian doctor should also b...
AppZero and Nisha Technologies on Wednesday announced a partnership agreement by which Nisha Technologies has the right to resell and support all of AppZero’s patent-enriched application virtualization solutions in Canada. AppZero offers server-side virtualization for Microsoft Windows...
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in Syria. Sofia was abducted by her mother from the United States ...
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in July 2010. The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received ...
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker." Sofia needs to appear every three months before Syrian immigration autho...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. On Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia that was p...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview and the link to...
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US offers free flights out for employees in Syria." As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali, a US citiz...
IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide, on Monday jointly announced their collaboration to develop a new intelligent data and communications solution, UK Smart Energy Cloud, to support the UK's Smart Meter Implementation Program, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the...
The Justice Department got a federal magistrate judge in Virginia last Friday to uphold her previous order telling Twitter to give federal prosecutors access to the accounts maintained by people close to WikiLeaks. That includes the contacts, records of activity, e-mail addresses, ba...
VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Wednesday announced the availability of VMware View Client for iPad on the Apple App Store for free. Enabling Apple iPad users to access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from anywhere, the new VMware...
Government IT departments have concerns that are different from their private sector counterparts such as a lack of a procurement strategy and legacy skills sets and personnel tied to old technologies. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Logan Kleier, CISO for the City...
Federal agencies are likely to experience major cuts in their budgets for the next several years, but there is one area where cost savings can be made and which would result in significant increased efficiencies: cloud computing. The U.S. government is the world's largest consumer of ...
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and VCE CEO Michael Capellas, the guy who sold Compaq to HP and now heads the VMware-Cisco-EMC alliance, will be whispering cloud advice into the ear of the US government as co-chairmen of a new Cloud2 commission set up by the 30-year-old TechAmerica Fou...
The decision framework for cloud migration that US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently published as part of his Federal cloud computing strategy, offers advice applicable to all organizations. In my last blog, a cloud of two speeds, I mentioned Vivek Kundra's very readable cloud strate...
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's “Cloud First” plan for the Federal government is brilliant, as concise as such a plan can be, and should serve as a model for business and government throughout the world. It doesn't overpromise—or even promise—monetary savings, yet sets a goal of devoting...
Newsfuzion.com posted at 10:00 Eastern time "Twitter is back up and functioning normally. Let's hope it stays that way." Other reports say access is intermittent. Breaking News from Libya and other middle Eastern countries where the Arab Revolution (sometimes referred to as the T...
After three days of hearings, a British court has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited to Sweden ostensibly for questioning on rape and sexual assault charges made by two WikiLeaks volunteers. Although he hasn’t been charged, Sweden prosecutors have made it clear that, ...