Posts Tagged: cloud

5 Critical Cloud Questions Customers Need Answered

This article was posted on Washington Technology on Friday, March 25th. Written by Van Ristau, CTO, DLT Solutions. Cloud computing vendors working with government agencies are seeing a wide range of knowledge among customers and their ability to make informed choices. This is understandable given the explosion of new services and products that have beenRead… Read more »

Florida and Michigan cities gone Google for simple & powerful communication and collaboration

Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Panama City, Florida have improved internal communications and dramatically reduced costs by implementing Google Apps. These cities faced the same challenges that many other government agencies do: declining budgets, pressure to deliver better citizen services, and the high cost of a do-it-yourself hardware infrastructure. Join IT managers from Rochester Hills andRead… Read more »

Good data, is the answer in the clouds?

Question I asked during a Q&A session at Transportation Camp East with H. Giovanni Carnaroli, Senior Accountable Official for Open Gov, USDOT, Peter Appel, Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, USDOT, and Charles Monheim, Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. I have always questioned if technology and information gathered by theRead… Read more »

Public Sector IT and the Winter at Valley Forge

One of the most well-known narratives of the American Revolutionary War is the harsh winter suffered by General George Washington and his colonial soldiers at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Troops were under-supplied, their uniforms were threadbare, and many suffered illness and disease from the brutal conditions. However, the American colonies generally were not starved for resources.Read… Read more »

Windows Phone State & Local Government Apps Contest Winners Revealed!

Kim Nelson, Microsoft US Public Sector executive director of eGovernment I just celebrated my fifth anniversary at Microsoft. In those five years, my two daughters finished four years of high school and are now both in college. Like most parents of teenagers working at Microsoft, I’ve had to listen my girls bemoan the fact thatRead… Read more »

Cloud Is No Passing Fad; Contractors Get On Board [Video]

In today’s GovWin webinar, “To the Cloud!,” a range of experts concurred: Cloud computing is no passing fad. The government agrees: Federal, state and local governments are clamoring for cloud services and guidance. The panel, which included a range of industry experts, discussed cloud computing as a concept, its security implications and what contractors canRead… Read more »

The UK G-Cloud program

Hey folks Wanted to alert you to a new group: G-Cloud! This group is to focus on G-Cloud programs, headlined by the UK initiative. See my blog providing a synopsis of this here:

Top Ten Gotchas of Cloud Computing in Government

As part of my Grumpy Old Man series, today I’m taking a look at the challenges that lie ahead of todays most widely hyped technology — cloud computing. Before government agencies can realize the benefits of cloud computing, a number of challenges must be overcome. Government information technology must conform to rules and regulations thatRead… Read more »