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posted in October 2010
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
Now Can We Put the Cloud to Work?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Gartner has released its 2010 Hype Cycle Report, identifying those technologies it thinks have reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" as well as those languishing in the "Trough of Disillusionment." Cloud computing hype seems to have peaked, and that's a good thing.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Army Consolidates Email Under DISA Cloud
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
One enterprise system hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency is expected to save $100 million annually.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using Apps.gov, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Top 15 Facebook Apps For Business
Slideshows  |  10/14/2010  | 
While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
Cloud Computing Versus Mainframes
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
A recent study found that "79 percent of IT organizations consider the mainframe to be an essential component of their cloud computing strategy."... Yet, there are no good paths (meaning approaches and tools) for getting from the mainframe to the cloud...
White House Setting Data Center Consolidation Targets
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
An inventory finds that the government significantly underestimated the total number of federal data centers that will be affected by the reduction initiative.
Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.
Obama's Tech Tools
Slideshows  |  10/7/2010  | 
As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h


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