Posts Tagged: cloud

Azure Open Government

In this blog David Chou provides an excellent synopsis of the core mechanics and fundamental value of Cloud computing. He focuses on Microsoft Azure naturally, and so does this other recent white paper. Business elasticity – As a service In a nutshell these articles describe that the primary business benefits of Cloud computing is thatRead… Read more »

Today at 2pm – GovLoop Training – Speaking about the Cloud in Common Language – Register for Part 1, 1/27

**Still time to register – Register for our 2-part GovLoop Online training – 1/27 & 2/3 – to get trained on the cloud and it’s benefit. Presented by Microsoft** Last year, government passed the Plain Language Act. Well, I think technologists should pass the “No Jargon Act” For the last three years, everybody has beenRead… Read more »

Simplifying Cloud Computing

Simplifying Cloud Computing The phrase cloud computing seems to be used more and more, but it’s usually followed by…exactly what is that anyway? Over the next week I’m going to try to simplify cloud computing for you. The best-case scenario would be to have you engaged with your IT Department or IT Vendor in aRead… Read more »

Virtualization, The Cloud and Gov 2.0

As I was reviewing documentation on virtualization activities in the government, I came across the following Video clip of Tim Oreilly of Oreilly Media interviewing Steve Herrod of VMware at the recent Gov 2.0 summit. Although the interview is at the architectual vision level, it was interesting to see what a virtualization giant such asRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Cloud Under the Mistletoe

By Steve O’Keeffe – Okay, the sexual tension is finally over. Agencies are starting to consummate their cloud love. First, GSA gets it on with Google with Unisys as chaperone. Less than a week later, USDA takes a roll in the hay with Microsoft. Seems that love letters are the first cloud apps –Read… Read more »

Who’s using cloud storage?

We currently back-up essential grant data/documents to a thumb-drive. This is actually a back-up of a back-up, that would be accessed in case of emergencies. Because I’ve experienced losing everything from a thumb-drive malfunction, I don’t recommend storing anything extremely important on one. I’ve suggested we use cloud storage to back-up grant documents. I useRead… Read more »

Clouds Gather over Federal IT

www.fedinsider.comA positive outlook is enveloping cloud computing. Not only has GSA awarded 11 contracts for infrastructure as a service (IaaS), but other companies are jumping in with cloud services of their own. For the GSA offering, the real strength lies in the fact that GSA will complete certification and accreditation (C&A) under Federal Information SecurityRead… Read more »

The Economics of the Cloud for Public Sector

In some of my previous blog posts, I talked about some of the concerns about the cloud and also outlined the perceived benefits. These benefits included: Reduce and control costs Enabling Innovation Reliability High Availability Accessibility While from a technology perspective, we are able to explain and realize the benefits of the cloud, it seemsRead… Read more »