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NJVC®, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity™, a new framework for the company’s cloud service offerings to help customers transition their technology applications to a cloud environment while cutting spending, impro...
  The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency recently released their strategic plan for the next 5 years.  DISA is a Combat Support Agency that “provides, operates, and assures command and control, information sharing capabilities, and a globally ac...
I’d appreciate your views on the most important tech blogs, the ones you find are of critical importance to keeping you informed on emerging technologies relevant to your decision-making. I have a list of my favorites embedded below. These are the blogs at the forefront of topics...
Here is an article published in MSPNews about Cloud Confusion. I think we have a long way to go educating people what Cloud is all about. The challenge is that there are many aspects of cloud computing such as backup and disaster recovery, saas. data storage to name a few. The driving ...
The highly empowered mobile user is a disruptive trend most enterprises have yet to come to grips with. This is causing huge changes in enterprises. Friends at Wikibon, the awesome open research and collaboration site, have produced an infographic that helps capture some key dimensions...
This is such a hugely important area for Cloud Providers to develop new services because of the double impact it represents. First there is the simple facet of the business opportunity. Clients like governments and the finance industry have extensive requirements for archiving and e-d...
Let’s be honest for a moment, you might love what you do but you’re in business to make money. It’s as simple as that. You love that you provide a valuable service to your local, city and national community, yet … Read More
The Federal Bureau of Investigation denies that one of their laptops had been hacked by AntiSec and that the file of 12 million Apple device IDs they claim to have leaked even existed. The Defense Information Systems Agency released its strategic plan for 2013-2018 focusing on communi...
While much of the market attention on cloud services adoption tends to be focused on private enterprise applications, government agencies potentially have a lot to gain from its widespread use. The cost-savings and scalability advantages of the cloud have been clear to those sav...
Companies to offer IT migration expertise and infrastructure for a seamless transition to the CloudLondon, 4 September 2012 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, is partnering with worldwide IT solutions and services provider Unisys to help businesse...
With the endorsement by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), smaller financial institutions which a beholden to many compliance audits and security issues can now explore the possibility of outsourcing security features from the cloud. Now these organizations...
We are now in process of launching our flagship best practices publication, the Cloud CIO guide @ CloudCIO.info. While the technology aspects of Cloud Computing are important, what is actually most noteworthy about the trend is the transformation of the role of the CIO, to become a boa...
  Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:   The Wiper malware that hit Iran’s oil industry in the spring shares some characteristics with Stuxnet and DuQu which may link it to the U.S. and Israel. More here. Google, Amazon, and other...
There is a lot of guidance and expertise on achieving PCI compliance. In virtualized and cloud computing environments it is trickier, yet a lot of expertise is building up there as well. Witness the venerable PCI Security Standards organization and its guideline for virtualization, whi...
So I’m reading the news today and I discover an article about a father whose child needs additional medical care that his insurance company does not want to pay for.  Most people’s response is one of horror and anger and “this is why we should have ‘ObamaCare’”.  But some ver...
> Following earlier cloud conversations posts, cloud computing means many things from products to services, functionality and positioned for different layers of service delivery or capabilities (e.g. SaaS, AaaS, PaaS, IaaS and XaaS). Consequently it is no su...
Amazon launched a low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier, according to this TechCrunch article. The latest of Amazon’s cloud services, Amazon Glacier provides “secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup,” according to this Amazon Glacier overview. Massachus...
As part of Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel’s digital strategy to make application programming interfaces “the new default in government,” U.S. foreign assistance payments, nuclear reactors’ daily event reports and a national sex offender registry will soon be released with ...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted a tactical-level exercise called Cyber Guard where it collaborated with subject matter experts from the National Security Agency, the National Guard, the Department of Hom...
Late last week  the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) released an important whitepaper that reviewed it's multi-year Pilot Texas Cloud Offering (PTCO). This project was designed to allow a small group of agencies to choose a virtual private cloud-based infrastructure...
In the competitive world of cloud-based computing infrastructure, Amazon remains top dog. It’s highly visible, its footprint is almost global, it incrementally adds features or cuts prices to keep competitors on their toes, and it generally manages to meet most people’s nee...
CTOlabs.com is a research tool information on technologies, concepts and companies of interest to enterprise IT professionals. The CTOlabs Disruptive IT List is a curated list of firms we believe hold the greatest potential for positive disruption in the enterprise IT space. Our writer...
Fed Tech Magazine recently released their list of “50 Must-Read Federal Technology Blogs,” which included CTOvision.com. The list is a great resource, featuring the blogs of numerous government CIOs, CTOs, cybersecurity experts, and departments, as well as top federal news ...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Air Force seeks software that uses machine learning to detect threats and targets from sensor data. More here. The Department of Defense has proposed that military cyber-specialists be allowed to take acti...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Customs and Border Protection plans to purchase an outside computer program to track aircraft inventories despite Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s call to use existing capabilities. More here. Th...
With the upcoming OASIS conference being held at the Microsoft HQ in Washington DC, and my first session being focused on “Digital Government”, it’s helpful to showcase what their offering is. Cloud Connected Government Digital Government is the headline program recen...
ISF urges business to use Big Data Analytics for security purposes – in a recent ISF study, they had six key findings as well a large number of recommendations. “The key recommendation is for organizations to exploit their existing data analytics capabilities, to identify security area...
A big thank you to BISNOW and my fellow panel members for an outstanding discussion and very informative event, last week's Data Center Investment Conference and Expo. The federal marketplace is certainly being changed by cloud and the data center industry is certainly willing and able...
NIST released a new publication entitled Cloud Computing Synopsis & Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146) that describes in detail the current cloud computing environment, explains the economic opportunities and risks associated with cloud adoption, and openly addresses the sec...
The Department of Defense needs to accomplish its critical global missions despite a decreasing budget and rising cybersecurity threat. To that end, the Chief Information Officer of the DoD, Teri Takai, released its Cloud Computing Strategy, which outlines its goals to accelerate the a...
The Transportation Security Administration has failed to comply with a year-old U.S. Court of Appeals order to hold public hearings to decide on body scanner rules and regulations. More here. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking technology that can spot criminals and terror...
Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Defense has released its Cloud Computing Strategy for transitioning to cloud services. More here. The Department of Homeland Security is exploring biometrics such as iris and facial scans for...
New York, NY, July 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Themed “CONNECT – COMMUNICATE –COLLABORATE,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications (www.ieee-icc.org/2012) recently concluded its first “paperless+” event in Canada’s capitol city of Ottaw...
The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General reported that some Customs and Border Protection critical information technology systems are prone to periodic outages. More here. The Department of Defense released a four step cloud strategy that appoints the Defense Information ...
Considered an “un-conference,” Gov 2.0 LA is the mind child of innovator and analyst Alan Silberberg that has been taking place every year since 2010. it brings together many people from around the world and from different fields to talk about Gov 2.0 and the technology sur...
CTOvision, CTOlabs and the tech consultancy behind them Crucial Point LLC are all run out of the Washington DC area. We seek global views of technology but this region is definitely our base and we have a very high percentage of readers in the local ecosystem. For those of you here, y...
CTOvision, CTOlabs and the tech consultancy behind them Crucial Point LLC are all run out of the Washington DC area. We seek global views of technology but this region is definitely our base and we have  a very high percentage of readers in the local ecosystem. For those of you here, y...
Initiative program will challenge the status quo by helping innovative Canadian cloud computing companies to gain new access to government and private sector markets. June 26, Toronto – The Canada Cloud Network (CCN) is a proactive network of like-minded professionals that focus on the...
Watch CloudViews Unplugged Watch the June edition of CloudViews Unplugged – a monthly video blog analyzing the top cloud news stories. Cloud News Oracl...
Forceworks FAA Chooses Microsoft Office 365In its effort to empower personnel to work more efficiently and collaboratively, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen to deploy a cloud productivity solution based on Microsoft Office 365, ...