Government // Cloud computing
News & Commentary
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Christian P. Hagen, Partner, A.T. Kearney
Commentary
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
By Christian P. Hagen Partner, A.T. Kearney, 10/22/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
Comment3 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/21/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/17/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Salesforce.com Dreamforce Turns Cultural Confab
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Dreamforce mixes Hillary Clinton, will.i.am, The Beach Boys, and philanthropy with a smattering of new-product news and customer testimonials. Is it really a tech event?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/15/2014
Comment4 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/15/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/15/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/14/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Anders Wallgren, CTO, Electric Cloud
Commentary
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
By Anders Wallgren CTO, Electric Cloud, 10/13/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/13/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Salesforce.com Unveils Wave Analytics Cloud
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce.com enters $38 billion analytics market with a NoSQL-based platform that puts five-button data-analysis basics on smartphones.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/13/2014
Comment8 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/6/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
DoD May Invite Cloud Vendors Into Govt. Data Centers
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
In an effort to tap commercial cloud technology without sacrificing security or control, the Department of Defense considers two potential models.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/3/2014
Comment0 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/2/2014
Comment1 Comment  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/30/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Oracle CTO Ellison Claims Cloud Supremacy
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 opens with vintage Ellison keynote highlighting SaaS gains, "massively upgraded" PaaS, and new engineered systems.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
Comment3 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
NASA's Maven Enters Mars Orbit: What's Next?
David Wagner, Community Editor
News
Welcome to the start of a new space race to the Red Planet. Find out what's coming in Mars missions during the next decade, and when humans might set foot on the planet.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 9/26/2014
Comment25 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Workday Student Debuts With Higher-Ed Recruiting
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Workday steps up competition against Oracle PeopleSoft with Workday Student suite. Recruiting is first of seven components.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/25/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
Patience Wait,
News
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
By Patience Wait , 9/24/2014
Comment2 comments  |  Read  |  Post a Comment
More Stories
Current Conversations
More Conversations
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Gov Cloud: Executive Initiatives, Enterprise Experience
Gov Cloud: Executive Initiatives, Enterprise Experience
In this report, we'll examine the use of cloud services by government IT, including the requirements, executive initiatives and service qualifications, and auditing and procurement programs that make government cloud adoption unlike that in the private sector.
Flash Poll
Steal Our Slides
IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and trends on InformationWeek.com
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.