Cloud

Getting the Most Out of Your Data with Flash Storage

This interview is an excerpt from our recent guide, Top Challenges & Solutions From State and Local Governments, which examines 16 case study examples transforming the way government safeguards information and technology. Although at first glance data storage doesn’t stand out as a top innovation in government, Pure Storage has taken a unique approach, delivering not… Read more »

Cloud Strategy and How To Implement It

GovLoop’s recent online training was aimed at helping government organizations navigate through the challenges and benefits of incorporating cloud computing into an overall IT strategy. It’s becoming more and more clear that cloud computing is the future and GovLoop’s panel of industry experts helped us navigate through the different options and challenges. The panelists included:… Read more »

Transforming Local Government In the Cloud

Emerging technology and local government initiatives are empowering cities and counties to transform how services are delivered to citizens, how staff communicate and collaborate. As a result, cities and counties are delivering improved services, driving higher levels of employee productivity, all while realizing significant cost savings. Office 365 has entered as a cost-effective option for… Read more »

Human Resources and the Cloud

A multigenerational workforce is the new norm. Four generations are working together for the first time, leading to varying levels of expectations – and this means that HR workers need to accommodate the different needs inherent to each generation. This requires balancing the desire to hire fresh eyes and maintaining the older workforce’s talent formed… Read more »

Government Prepares for the New IP: Insights from the Federal Forum 2015

Last month at the Federal Forum in Washington, D.C., I joined Brocade’s industry partners and the government’s leading IT decision makers to discuss how new, exciting technologies are changing the way our government serves the American citizenry, enables warfighters and meets the demands of a growing list of stakeholders. We heard from an impressive group… Read more »

Get Excited about Government in the Cloud!

Is the cloud exciting? If you ask some people—maybe even a lot of people—that question, you might be met with a blank stare (“What is the cloud?”) or a no (“Tech is boring!”). But if you ask Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer of the federal government, you’ll get a very firm “Yes!” At last week’s GovLoop… Read more »

Cloud Procurement Lessons from NASA and Arlington County

Trying to understand and explain the intricate details of cloud computing is hard — even for the government’s biggest techies. But even harder than that is navigating the cultural and technical challenges of buying cloud services. “Procurement was probably the hardest part of getting into the cloud,” said Roopangi Kadakia, NASA’s Web Services Executive. Speaking… Read more »

Moving Forward with the Cloud

Unless you’ve been pulling a Rip van Winkle in the woods for the past 20 years, you’ve probably heard of cloud computing by now. Many private sector companies have successfully integrated cloud services into their infrastructure; now government organizations are beginning to follow suit. At Govloop’s Evolution of the Cloud event, Deputy CIO of the… Read more »