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Google has sued the US Government, claiming that it gave Microsoft favored treatment in its Interior Department RFQ for office apps, wherein Google Apps were passed over for Microsoft's BPOS-Federal. The Interior wanted a private cloud implementation, which Google, of course, will not...
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
Cloud computing has just crested the peak of inflated expectations and has begun its descent into the proverbial trough of disillusionment. There’s no telling how long the downward slide will take, but Gartner, which first memorialized the now famous hype cycle, figures cloud computing...
As with any effective entity within the federal realm, the DoD in its effort to ensure that mission critical information is accessible, discernible, implicitly clear for its end-users and available as demanded in an efficient manner; has implemented a technical architectural approach w...
In an effort to deliver technology services as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, the State of Minnesota's Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) signed a groundbreaking enterprise-wide service agreement with Microsoft last week. The agreement calls for the State's Enterprise...
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem - now expanded to a list of 250 and growing daily thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (@jg21) and a very kind mention by ReadWriteWeb - there have been suggestions that a...
How can organizations use enterprise/private cloud capabilities to improve information-sharing? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Ira A. (Gus) Hunt, CTO to the CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, will discuss how the Intelligence Community has been using enterpri...
CSC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Army awarded the company a task order to provide technical and engineering support for its Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The task order, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 first quarter, has a ...
Cisco has proposed an upgrade to Michael Porter's cluster model for government. Implemented via Cloud this can enable next generation Social Innovation practices. Cloud Computing is such a compelling area for government investment because it offers multiple dimensions of business bene...
Google’s got a special new version of its standard Premier Edition Google Apps that’s supposed to meet basic toe-in-the-door government security requirements. Well, at least the data generated by the government’s use of Gmail and calendaring will be segregated from everybody else’s c...
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad: At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey, and taken to Syria. I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be comi...
GTSI Corp., an IT infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, on Thursday announced a strategic relationship with Terremark Worldwide, a global provider of IT infrastructure services to deliver Enterprise Cloud Solutions to federal, state, and local government. The re...
Bermuda, famed for its 220 days of sunshine per annum, is welcoming the arrival of the cloud. Lagan, the global leader in government to citizen (G2C) technology, today announces it has been awarded the contract to implement a pilot program utilizing cloud-based enterprise case manageme...
You wouldn't typically combine the words 'Government' and 'Innovation' in the same sentence, but actually it's the ideal way to highlight some of the most essential and exciting points about Cloud computing. Although the technology can lower operational costs by moving processes 'int...
The core technology developed for NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has been selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly launched open source cloud computing initiative. It will pull together more than 25 companies to play a key role in driving cloud computing standards for i...
NC4 Inc., a provider of Situational Readiness solutions, announced on Friday the Universal Console(UC) - a foundation technology that enables users of NC4's Homeland Security Cloud universal GIS access. Previously vast amounts of all-hazards mapping and GIS data has been accessible via...
CSC announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Army awarded the company a task order to provide technical and engineering support for its Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The five-year task order, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 first quar...
Continued lapses in network security are holding back more activities being conducted online, poor security leads to distrust and this stifles adoption of technological change. If cyber security is better designed it will increase user certainty and it will result in greater use of the...
President Obama is pushing cloud computing and the U.S. government has created an app store (Apps.gov). Yet federal officials still have plenty of questions and concerns surrounding security on the cloud. A recent PCWorld magazine article cited a GAO report that was released this week ...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
BAE Systems is collaborating with Freedom PST to provide solutions to the federal government as it looks to save money and protect the environment by consolidating data centers. BAE Systems and Newtown, Pennsylvania-based Freedom PST will work to fill a growing need for cloud computing...
Intel is doing whatever it must to head off what it has called a “misguided,” poorly investigated monopoly maintenance trial by the Federal Trade Commission. The only thing we don’t know yet is whatever it is but Intel said late Monday that the pair had filed a joint standstill motio...
A new web site enabling agencies and the public to review the detailed financial performance of federal IT investments using dashboards. The home page offers a quick glance into the overall investment portfolio while also allowing you to go deeper into specific IT investments. The s...
The US Patent & Trademark Office is suggesting that inventors basically grease its palm to get their patent applications out of PTO limbo. The agency’s director David Kappos, one of IBM’s old IP lawyers, has proposed a three-gait system that could get a submission jumped to the head ...
SRA’s Touchstone Consulting Group, a subsidiary of SRA International (NYSE: SRX), today announced that it has won a $5.3 million re-compete contract from the General Services Administration to provide program management support to the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (FCCI). The FCC...
Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoti...
In his opening keynote at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Sam Gross, Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, will discuss the latest technologies and approaches that help knock down these barriers, creating the opportunity for attendees to consider cl...
We are constantly bombarded with articles and presentations about the security risks in cloud computing and why organizations need to be concerned about them as they consider a move. The truth is that organizations do need to be concerned about security – but they needn’t be paralyzed ...
Cloud computing not only provides value to the business community but also serves as an enabler for international cooperation. In his session at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Kevin Jackson - Editor of Government Information Technology on Ulitzer - will describe the possibilities an...
Brazil’s poor record in the promotion of innovation and in the adoption of new technologies is not news. In addition, a heavy tax burden, which may have helped weather the crisis in 2008, is, however, a major obstacle to entrepreneurship. These factors, combined with the lack of invest...
Where cloud computing is concerned, the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the year that company after company, organization after organization, and government agency after government agency is moving, or beginning ...
Proformative (www.proformative.com) recently announced a series of free seminars that will examine 'Cloud computing' and 'software as a service' (SaaS) for finance, accounting, and related functions. The seminar -- "Cloud Computing and SaaS for Finance and Accounting" -- has been desi...
Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International). He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009...
Adaptivity provides integrated solutions that automate IT Delivery optimization across enterprise computing environments. In this exclusive Q&A for Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop – CEO of Adaptivity – discusses Adaptivity’s “IT Tran...
In this Exclusive Q&A with the Founder, President & CEO of Virtual Ark, Marty Gauvin, the visionary serial entrepreneur speaks out on a variety of issues around Cloud computing including the all-important security aspects. "Security in the Cloud isn’t bad, it’s just different," Gauvin ...
The Federal Trade Commission, supported by members of Congress, Microsoft and public interest groups, may object to Google’s proposed $750 million acquisition of AdMob, the mobile advertising start-up. Bloomberg said that the FTC’s staff is recommending that the agency file an antitr...
Roger Thompson, Chief Research Officer for AVG, who leads a global team of security researchers, blogged earlier today abiot how a U.S. Treasury site had been hacked and were reaching out to an attack site in Ukraine. The websites involved were bep.gov (Bureau of Engraving and Printing...
NASA's CIO Linda Cureton says cloud computing and social media are empowering the space organization to become more efficient, save money, get citizens excited about their agency, and ultimately accomplish more missions. In addition, the City of Los Angeles is one of the nation's first...
As industry consultant and conference speaker Tim Crawford said in the run-up to the show, "This session deconstructs cloud computing into the cloud’s true value proposition. Traditional IT operations are buckling under the increased demand from business organizations. A significant ch...
HP's Russian headquarters in Moscow were tossed Wednesday by the investigative arm of the Prosecutor General's Office at the request of German authorities according to reports by both Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. It appears from the story the Journal has managed to piece tog...