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Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
David Fowler, VP Marketing, INetU
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?
By David Fowler VP Marketing, INetU, 8/21/2014
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3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 8/19/2014
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US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Effort to apply the lessons of is praiseworthy, but may not get at the root cause of problems with digital government services.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/14/2014
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 8/14/2014
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Presidential Records Management Directive: It Takes A Village
Sue Trombley, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain
Agencies will need to draw from varied resources to meet the deadline for digitally archiving federal government records by 2019.
By Sue Trombley Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Iron Mountain, 8/14/2014
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPT
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT, 8/14/2014
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Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 8/13/2014
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NASA Mission: Cloud Governance
Henry Kenyon,
Here's how the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory addressed governance, risk, and compliance for its critical public cloud services.
By Henry Kenyon , 8/13/2014
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Facebook Buys Security Startup PrivateCore
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor,
Facebook plans to deploy PrivateCore technology into its server stack to bolster encryption and malware prevention, the social network said.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor,, 8/8/2014
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Minnesota Claims $27.4 Million In IT Savings
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
Legislative mandate to consolidate IT services has produced results, state leaders say.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 8/7/2014
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Eavesdropping On A New Level
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 8/5/2014
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White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools
Patience Wait,
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
By Patience Wait , 8/4/2014
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GAO Pushes Better Reporting Of Federal Grants Data
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
OMB must strengthen guidance related to federal grants and loans to ensure maximum transparency and reliability of key financial data, says GAO.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 8/4/2014
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Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 7/31/2014
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E-invoicing: Past Due For US Govt.
Christian Lanng, CEO, Tradeshift
Electronic invoicing benefits business and government worldwide. Will the US help promote universal adoption?
By Christian Lanng CEO, Tradeshift, 7/29/2014
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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
Rutrell Yasin, Freelance Writer
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
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
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,
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
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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