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Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Unisys Stealth Makes Sensitive Data Go Dark
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Can you make data invisible to intruders? Unisys Stealth system creates a community around sensitive data and encrypts communications between all users.
VMware Touts Virtualization For Datacenter Security
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Hypervisor-based security would be like Goldilocks -- "not too hot, not too cold" -- when it comes to halting malware and intruders well inside the enterprise perimeter, say VMware leaders at Interop.
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.
Google Drops Cloud Pricing
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
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.
Microsoft Study Touts Hybrid Cloud
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Microsoft-sponsored survey of 2,000 IT pros says private, on-premises clouds and private, hosted services represent the hybrid clouds of the future.
Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
IT managers must factor in potentially crippling cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
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.
Google Drive Chops Prices
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Google Drive blows past other online storage services by tripling free space to 15 GB and cutting prices across the board.
Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Are you prepared for the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP next month?
The Software-Defined Revolution: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Should every technology be "software-defined?" How to choose SDX for your datacenter and cloud environment.
Office 365 Gets Personal
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
9 Worst Cloud Security Threats
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Leading cloud security group lists the "Notorious Nine" top threats to cloud computing in 2013; most are already known but defy 100% solution.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Thereís a lot of buzz around how certs arenít important. Iím calling BS, and hereís why.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
Cisco-Sourcefire Integration Takes Shape
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Cisco integrates Sourcefire's advanced malware protection into email and web appliances, and launches new FirePower appliances.
How FedRAMP Can Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders can foster cloud adoption by incorporating automated, repeatable security processes.
Real-Time Analytics: Ready For Its Close-Up?
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Continuous, real-time analysis based on stream processing could be next the big thing in big data.
FedRAMP Deadline Looms For Agencies, Cloud Providers
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Federal agencies have until June 5 to certify their cloud systems. Here's what will happen if they miss the deadline.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
The Buck Stops At BYOC
Commentary  |  1/29/2014  | 
IT professionals gave into user demands with BYOD. But allowing employees to mix corporate data and personal clouds is going a step too far.
6 Ways SDN Shakes Up The Enterprise
Slideshows  |  1/29/2014  | 
Software-defined networking promises improvements to enterprise IT that run the gamut from more responsive applications to heightened security and enhanced data analytics.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
How FedRAMP Lifts All Cloud Ships
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
FedRAMP's role in making cloud services more secure also helps agencies offset some of the complexity of their IT operations, says NIST's Ron Ross.
The DDoS Smash-And-Grab: Be Prepared
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
You are more likely to fall victim to a DDoS attack as each day passes. Assume you will be a hacker's target, and get ready with a remediation plan.
A Tale Of Two Cyberheists
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Both Target and SnapChat recently fell victim to high-profile security breaches, but the long-term damage to SnapChat will be much greater. Here's why.
Cloud Providers Align With FedRAMP Security Standards
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government effort to hasten agencies' cloud adoption, has changed the way the cloud computing industry thinks about security.
Defense CIO Takai: Why FedRAMP Helps Everyone
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
FedRAMP, and Teri Takai's role on the Joint Authorization Board, are helping redefine cloud computing security standards.
3 Reasons Security Pros Are In The Driverís Seat Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2014  | 
The coming weeks are the perfect time to ask for a raise or find the job of your dreams. Don't let a perfect storm of security problems go to waste.
IBM Bets Big On Global Datacenter Network
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
IBM will spend $1.2 billion and build out 40 SoftLayer-based datacenters to deliver enterprise cloud services. Locales range from China to Mexico.
Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
5 Google Opt-Out Settings To Check
News  |  1/11/2014  | 
Google signs you up for more than you think. Are you up to date on these five settings?
6 Cloud Upstarts To Watch
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
Watch out, Amazon Web Services. These younger cloud companies bring new architectures and provisioning methods to the game.
NSA Elite Hackers Infiltrated Network Equipment
News  |  1/2/2014  | 
A treasure trove of tools used by NSA hackers for planting backdoors via Cisco, Juniper, and Apple products was unveiled in the latest document leaks from the agency.
Look Ahead: The Cloud In 2014 & Beyond
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Get ready for more shifts to hybrid clouds, new ways to ensure regulatory compliance, and software-defined everything.
Top 15 Government Technology Stories of 2013
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
From robots to Obamacare, here are the 15 most popular InformationWeek government tech stories from 2013.
Is Personal Cloud As Disruptive As Personal Computer?
Commentary  |  12/26/2013  | 
IT organizations are apt to react as badly to the 21st century's PC as they did to the 20th century's PC. Help them get over it.
Healthcare Data Breaches To Surge In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013  | 
The healthcare industry will see even bigger breaches of data and patient privacy in 2014, an Experian report says.
5 Trends For Health CIOs In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Patient portals, direct messaging, and medical identity theft will keep healthcare execs on their toes in the new year.
Increase Cyber-Security Workforce, Government Urged
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cyber-security organization offers seven recommendations to the White House and defense agencies on improving worker qualifications and strengthening security built into IT.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
2014 Will Put The Software In SDN
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Next year, the "S" in SDN will take precedence, allowing new applications and security benefits, according to OpenFlow champion Dan Pitt.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
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