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By Bob GourleyFebruary 19-21, 2014 Washington, DC www.CloudComputingEvent.com Download the Cloud Brochure      Register Today 20% Off Special Offer for CTO Vision Readers! Over 20+ Distinguished Speakers - Including CTO’s and CIO’s Download the 2014 Agenda Today Frank Konie...
Assured cloud provider creates student scheme to support UK growth through education and high-tech industriesLondon - 5th December 2013 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced the launch of a new underg...
New York, NY, December 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE Communications Society, the leading worldwide professional organization dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies, will announce this year’s Career and Service Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to be held Decembe...
In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration. Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capabi...
Across the Federal IT landscape, terms like “cloud”, “cloud computing” and Software as a service (SaaS) are at the center of a seismic shift by the agencies away from building and managing every aspect of their IT infrastructure and services. The potential benefits of cloud computing...
In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration. Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capabi...
Public-private partnership MeriTalk has released findings of a new study showing that platform-as-a-service models could help federal agencies reduce information technology costs by $20.5 billion. The “PaaS or Play? Cloud’s Next Move” study was underwritten by Red Hat and found that P...
Yesterday over lunch, a good friend of mine from the Limelight Marketing Group and I started talking about my recent transition. As you can imagine being in the DC metro area our discussion centered on the many business challenges associated with sequestration and our deadlocked govern...
New York, NY, November 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to global communications, will host its 56th annual event within historic Atlanta, Georgia and only a short distance from numerous national attractions such as The Georgia A...
Disclaimer: This post does not endorse or criticize healthcare reform in any way. It is not meant to be political in nature. Rather, it is solely a high-level analysis of the IT issues that affected the release of the healthcare exchange website. On October 1, healthcare.gov, the heal...
By Bob GourleyEditor’s note: the following was provided by the NSF. – bg NSF, NIH, USDA and NASA fund development of robots that collaborate with humans for enhanced productivity The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (N...
Toronto, ON, Oct 24 2013 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that organizations gaining competitive advantage through high cloud adoption are reporting almost double the revenue growth and nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit growth than peer companies that are more cautious a...
Having more than 800,000 employees not drawing their paychecks can't be a good thing in a struggling US economy where job reports are watched as closely as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Some experts don't believe the government shutdown will have much of a negative impact. Accordi...
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
By Pat FiorenzaAs part of the Agency of the Future Series, GovLoop has released the report, “Winning the Cybersecurity Battle.” Today, the world is interconnected like never before. As a nation, we must work collaboratively to ensure that cyber defense strategies are robust and effecti...
According to Erin McCann, Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News, “Meaningful use will bring about the most significant improvements in the health information technology arena, say health IT executives, who are working tirelessly to meet industry deadlines. However, a new survey finds ...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published resear...
n a late July memo the Office of Management and Budget requested cloud services brokerage. Well, not in so many words. Rather, OMB requested increased use of evidence in 2015 budget proposals and in evaluation of existing programs to, in the words of agency leadership, “continual...
By Bob GourleyWith this note we provide some information on how you can make the best use of the CTOvision.com Technology Discovery Platform. We also provide links that will let you add or remove yourself from our e-mail newsletters. CTOvision provides up to date insights which can hel...
A new forecast from Communications Industry Researchers predicts big data and green practices to drive the fiber optic connection market to $2.2 billion within five years. Communications Industry Researchers projects the market for fiber optic interconnection will rise from $1.1 billi...
Stacks on stacks of wins in the cloud this week. Stacks on stacks of wins in cloud this week. It feels like we’ve won the lottery! Despite a few hiccups, the cloud industry has been booming with news of progress in banking to the federal government. Times are changing, and spending ...
One of the big revelations within the evolving PRISM scandal is how important a role big data and cloud computing have played in enabling the NSA to facilitate the scale of monitoring they achieved. While there are many things to be said on both sides of the discussion around the PRIS...
Is it acceptable to simply be a technology specialist, or do ICT professionals also need to be an inherent part of the business process?
Government contracting market research firm Deltek predicts a downturn in federal IT spending over the next five years as agency targets waste and duplication. A new report from overnment contracting market research firm Deltek predicts federal agencies will continue to cut informatio...
By Bob GourleyIn June 2013 Gartner issued results of analysis and global surveys on Government IT spending. Their analysis was for worldwide spending, which they projected to be at $449.5 billion for 2013. It includes spending for hardware, software, IT services and comms. Bright spots...
GeoWorld Magazine has published an article I wrote on the “Sharing Costs, Improving Service and Spurring Innovation: Benefits of a Cloud-First Approach in the Public Sector” in their latest issue. Thanks for GeoWorld for the publication of my ideals and concepts… I ho...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top news and stories of the day. Vendors Question DISA’s Cloud Cost-Saving Claims – “Some contractors are questioning whether the Defense Department’s planned $450 million cloud-computing project will offer the most cost-effective solutions...
Don’t play Jeopardy! with your IT decision making processes
Jason Bloomberg to speak at NoSQL Now!
Interview with CEO Brad Bostic - hc1.com is committed to improving the quality of healthcare while reducing costs. We believe a critical ingredient to averting the current healthcare crisis faced by the US can only occur by improving the way healthcare professionals across the continu...
According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Citing a material change in the agency’s re...
According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with HP Enterprise Services. Citing a material change in the agency's requirements, VA offi...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. At Commerce Dept., false alarm on cyberattack cost almost $3 million – The Commerce Department was recently hit by a cyber attack, one it deemed “so vicious that the agency’s entire computer network ha...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Survey: Mobile, cloud computing are source of most healthcare security worries – ‘The study, “The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices & in the Cloud,” which surveyed 781 IT and data secu...
President Barack Obama plans to give address that will lay out a plan for addressing climate change that includes coal, electricity. The speech could lead the head of state to use his executive powers to enforce laws that underscore environmental protection as a key focus of his secon...
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NIST Director Patrick Gallagher wants industry to submit feedback on how agency can work with private sector to build up the country's cybersecurity infrastructure. Companies are facing a number of challenges as they seek to understand their digital assets and assess resources for sto...
By Bob GourleyWith this note we provide some administrative reminders and information on how you can make the best use of the CTOvision.com Technology Discovery Platform. We also provide links that will let you add or remove yourself from our e-mail newsletters. CTOvision provides up t...
The Government Accountability Office announced that federal agencies are not setting a good precedent in estimating their IT projects. Unfortunately, the data used by these agencies to measure their costs is often incomplete or gathered through word of mouth. Federal organizations woul...