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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
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You can't stop all attacks or build the perfect defense system. The higher-level objective is resilience.
By Rutrell Yasin , 7/25/2014
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IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 7/24/2014
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Federal IT Networks: Simpler Is Better
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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A survey of government IT executives found that network complexity slows IT performance and hinders deployment of new technologies and services.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/23/2014
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Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
Richard W. Walker,
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Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
By Richard W. Walker , 7/21/2014
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IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/18/2014
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Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 7/17/2014
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Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
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Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 7/16/2014
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Box Uncaps Storage, Cozies Up To Microsoft
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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In bid to end the storage wars, Box offers Business customers unlimited cloud storage. Next up: Microsoft Office integration.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/15/2014
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Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/14/2014
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SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/14/2014
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Amazon's Next Steps Toward Cloud Domination
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Amazon Web Services adds Zocalo file sharing, mobile app services, and log-monitoring and analysis capabilities to its ever-expanding portfolio.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2014
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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/9/2014
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5 Steps To Storm-Proof Your Data
Brian Burns, Director, Cloud Services, Agile-Defense
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With proper preparation, cloud-based disaster recovery will enable your organization to weather the season of storms and power outages.
By Brian Burns Director, Cloud Services, Agile-Defense, 7/9/2014
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Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/8/2014
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3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Wai-Ming Yu, Partner, Accenture
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Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
By Wai-Ming Yu & Jody Weis , 7/3/2014
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Virtual Currencies Draw Fresh Regulator Scrutiny
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Federal regulators are paying more attention to the growing use of bitcoin and other virtual online currencies. The GAO calls for more consumer protections.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 7/2/2014
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Advice To Europe: Don't Strangle Tech Investment
Robert Atkinson,
Commentary
To boost its lackluster productivity and economic growth, Europe must loosen its regulatory hold on information and communication technologies.
By Robert Atkinson , 7/1/2014
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DARPA Robotics Challenge Gets Tougher
Patience Wait,
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Robots competing in DARPA's disaster relief test must show some autonomy, will face surprise challenge.
By Patience Wait , 6/27/2014
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Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
Patience Wait,
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Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
By Patience Wait , 6/26/2014
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Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
Henry Kenyon,
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Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/25/2014
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