Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
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Computer Technologies Consultants is a small business that provides managed hosting and other IT services to government agencies and businesses. CTC partners with data center operators to provide managed hosting, as well as provide on-site management of systems housed in customer data centers. For GSA's cloud services blanket purchase agreement, CTC is joining forces with Dallas-based SoftLayer, which provides private clouds, public cloud services and "bare metal clouds" from data centers in Dallas, Seattle and northern Virginia.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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