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Content tagged with Cloud computing posted in August 2014
Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP
Commentary  |  8/28/2014  | 
Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model."
Dropbox Expands The Box
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
Ohio State Agencies Embrace Private Cloud
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Ohio forced state agencies to consolidate IT infrastructure and coordinate IT goals, resulting in fewer staffers and lower costs.
Steerage To The Stars: The Cheapsat Revolution
Slideshows  |  8/27/2014  | 
As the cost of putting small digital satellites in orbit continues to fall, what can these little explorers do? Businesses, agencies, and scientists want in.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Why Federal Agencies Lag Behind On Mobile Tech
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Dearth of government-wide mobile policies hurt agencies' rollout of new mobile technologies, says Defense Information Systems Agency chief.
Navy's CANES Contract: Network Virtualization At Sea
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
US Navy Awards CANES contracts, valued at $2.5 billion, begins network consolidation, cyber defense upgrades.
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
State & Local Agencies Push Mobility Initiatives
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
Here's how S&L government can emulate successful federal mobile efforts.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Effort to apply the lessons of HealthCare.gov is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
NASA Mission: Cloud Governance
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Here's how the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory addressed governance, risk, and compliance for its critical public cloud services.
Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
Minnesota Claims $27.4 Million In IT Savings
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Legislative mandate to consolidate IT services has produced results, state leaders say.
Eavesdropping On A New Level
Slideshows  |  8/5/2014  | 
MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
GAO Pushes Better Reporting Of Federal Grants Data
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
OMB must strengthen guidance related to federal grants and loans to ensure maximum transparency and reliability of key financial data, says GAO.


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