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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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Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 6/25/2014
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo
William Jackson, Technology Writer
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Supreme Court rules that Aereo's scheme for delivering broadcast TV over the Internet violates copyright law; legality of cloud storage and other services remains unresolved.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 6/25/2014
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Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
Richard W. Walker,
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USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
By Richard W. Walker , 6/19/2014
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Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 6/18/2014
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IBM Launches SoftLayer Data Centers
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Two new data centers allow federal agencies to create cloud services quickly and securely on both virtual and bare metal servers. FedRAMP and FISMA certifications are in the works.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 6/11/2014
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Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Explore 10 ways federal agencies use geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision making and deliver public information.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 6/11/2014
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5 Hybrid Cloud Gotchas
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
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Mixing public and private can deliver the best of both cloud worlds. But beware management complexity, cost volatility, data protection, and other potential snafus.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 6/10/2014
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Why Agencies Need Acquisition-as-a-Service
Christopher O'Connell, Vice President, Federal Sales, Appian
Commentary
An acquisition-as-a-service approach could solve software procurement inefficiencies for government agencies.
By Christopher O'Connell Vice President, Federal Sales, Appian, 6/10/2014
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Navy To Launch Enterprise Records Management System
Henry Kenyon,
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Prototype software replaces redundant systems to cut operating and training costs.
By Henry Kenyon , 6/9/2014
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5 Mobile Apps For Visiting Washington, D.C.
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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Planning a visit to our nation's capitol? These mobile apps, created by federal agencies, guide and educate travelers.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 6/7/2014
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