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madcatin
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11/28/2012 | 12:11:22 AM
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When he says cloud it means that they use a third party service to do the process and maintain the servers and preserve the documents electronically. The only dis-advantage with this is that the service which is online is shared between other business or individuals (Remember, its not the data but the resources that is shared). But the cloud has come a long way where security threat is minimized.

There are various online tools to accomplish this, just bing the word workflow software or process software or document management.

What is the advantage, the Govt does not need to maintain the servers and staff to take care of this, you pay a monthly fee to get this accomplished. The cost reduced considerably this way.
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12/2/2011 | 7:58:49 AM
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What does this have to do with the "cloud"? It is moving from paper to digital records. The technology has been around since the 90s. If by "cloud" you mean using computers connected to the internet, yes, they should move it to the "cloud."
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12/2/2011 | 7:57:47 AM
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This doesn't have anything at all to do with the "cloud." It is just a digital records implementation.
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12/2/2011 | 7:56:06 AM
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Not really for an implementation of that size with complex business rules, access management, data filters, and metadata management. They could have used Oracle or Open Text (not a US company), but that wouldn't lower their costs. Open source works for SMB, but this is a different animal. Also, that contract presumably includes all of the staffing costs as well, not just software.
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12/1/2011 | 11:10:24 PM
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The only thing that really upsets me is that, the Federal Government awarded $240 Million of our tax dollars to IBM when there are so many other solutions on the market at a fraction of the cost and some of them even free open source software.
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YMOM100,
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12/1/2011 | 5:09:06 PM
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Watching too much Fox News lately?
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11/30/2011 | 6:15:38 PM
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Time to open our eyes and see the reality... It is a recognized fact that moving to the cloud reduces operational costs and typically provides organizational improvements in the shortest time. This is not a technology issue... this is the era of high available and performance computing via the cloud utility model. I believe both political parties are committed to reduce operational costs and cloud achieves this with paybacks of less than twelve months... and this reduces energy consumption in the end as well.
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11/30/2011 | 3:09:48 PM
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I'm so glad to see Obama is conscious about the benefits of moving away from traditional record management. I have a small business and made the switch to using a scanner/software combo for my digital record keeping from The Neat Company (http://www.neat.com/solutions). It has saved me time, money, and space that would otherwise be occupied by filing cabinets. I can only image the benefits the government will experience in going digital!
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11/29/2011 | 5:25:01 PM
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Here we go listening to Obama who has not a clue about anything! Now this idiot is an IT expert - where did he get that training - Kenya? Was it paid for under an affirmative action or foreign student program! I can't wait for this clown to leave office.


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