Posts Tagged: cloud

Apps.gov – Change and leadership in cloud computing

Vivek Kundra at the White House announced the new Apps.gov web site Here’s what really impresses me: while so many private sector folks are debating the pros and cons of cloud computing, Kundra just did it. He says they’re starting small, he says it will “take time before we can realize the full potential ofRead… Read more »

New Cloud Study – Feds On Par With Industry?

On Tuesday the Merlin Federal Cloud Initiative released the “2009 Cloud Consensus Report – Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth” study, which reveals that though cloud computing is considered the hot technology topic today, neither the private nor the public sectors have a clear under standing of what cloud computing fully encompasses. Further, the reportRead… Read more »

Are Federal Acquisition Practices Accelerating the Move of Government Computing to the Cloud?

By Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D. Jason Miller’s report Kundra says government’s approach to consolidation has been ill-suited includes this statement by Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer: “I’ve talked to CIOs, buyers, business unit leaders across the government, and one of the biggest challenges is that if they want to provision services they have toRead… Read more »

Putting Thoughtful 2.0 in Gov 2.0

Twitter @kpkfusion As evidenced by the National Dialogue, Recovery.gov, data.gov and the Open Dialogue, government is “ramping up” for a feverish pace of Gov 2.0 adoption. But as also evidenced by early experiences (and failures) with Gov 2.0, are we as government and as a country doing the right thing, making the best decisions –Read… Read more »

Social Portals. Why? How? When?

Should Facebook and other social portals—tools and networks designed to build social relationships and friendships be used as a primary means to formulate public policy? Are the social portals the right (and best) strategic approach to support the multiple roles and needs of government agencies — now and into the future? If we today promoteRead… Read more »

Green IT Best Practices

This newsletter focuses on Green IT and the growing awareness that governments, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations need to better manage their use of technology in an environmentally responsible manner. As large purchasers of electronic products and services, they have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to provide leadership through environmentally sound practices and cost-effective, life-cycle managementRead… Read more »