News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud computing posted in March 2014
Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Cloud Should Be Part Of BC/DR Plans
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
DRaaS offerings are mature and dependable. Now IT just needs to think differently about continuity.
Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
Google Gets Break In Gmail Privacy Lawsuits
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.
Navy Eyes Cloud Storage
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
In effort to trim $1.3 billion from IT, Navy proposes placing most non-classified data into commercial cloud offering.
Federal IT: Pay For Results, Not Services
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
Value-based arrangements can help agencies reduce up-front investments and improve results.
Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach.
What 24's Jack Bauer Can Teach Federal Agencies
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
The true value of mobility, big data, and the cloud emerges when agencies combine all three to help employees work more effectively.
Army Expands Virtual Desktop Program
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Army's desktop-as-a-service plan gains cred at Pentagon, but lack of funding could delay full implementation.
Agencies Going 'Cloud First' Face A Records Riddle
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Federal agencies moving email to the cloud risk a records management train wreck unless they plan well, NARA warns.
Proposed Federal IT Cuts Sensible 'For Now'
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
The President's proposed cuts in IT spending in fiscal year 2015 reflect successful consolidation of services, but experts say that flat funding can't go on forever.
Oracle: Villain Or Scapegoat In Oregon Insurance Exchange Mess?
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Even as Oregon works to exit a troubled IT services contract with Oracle, a longtime critic of the state's health insurance exchange project says the blame belongs elsewhere.
Microsoft Lets Agencies Test Government-Only Cloud
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Microsoft lets federal agencies take its newly operational Azure for Government for a "shakedown cruise."
Federal IT Spending Slashed In Proposed 2015 Budget
News  |  3/5/2014  | 
Obama's 2015 budget request cuts 2.9%, gives agencies $79 billion for IT, including $13 billion for cyber security.
Feds Grapple With Big Data Vs. Privacy
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Government study focuses on how privacy-enhancing technologies and large-scale analytics will shape the future of big data.
FedRAMP Cloud Security Approval: Look Who Applied
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Officials unveil new FedRAMP Web portal, release details on firms seeking government's cloud security seal of approval.
Microsoft Dresses Up Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Microsoft advances cloud, mobile, social, and marketing options for Dynamics apps. Delta Airlines touts massive Windows Phone point-of-sale deployment.
VMware Pursues Federal Cloud Contracts
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
VMware seeks FedRAMP authority to offer cloud services to federal agencies, will offer them from data centers run by Carpathia.


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