Posts Tagged: cloud

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 »

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 »

Since you put it that way… Making sense of making a decision about the cloud.

In my opinion, the cloud provides the most cost effective, innovative, efficient, reliable and secure method of providing specific core IT services to business and organizations. Most people out there, or at least those people in IT, already know about the cloud, and most of us have our own thoughts and perceptions about what itRead… Read more »

Webinar: Gov 2.0 Apps In Action

Join CivSource and Caspio for a free webinar to learn how the latest cloud-based technologies are enabling state and local agencies to publish databases and deploy interactive web applications on their websites without programming. Topics to be covered: * How cloud technology is used for a variety of Gov 2.0, open government, and e-gov apps.Read… Read more »

CivSource: Gov apps get boost with cloud-based data publishing tool

A Florida health agency and a Texas-based Community College are both utilizing a simple and cost effective cloud-based solution to help them expand services, increase performance and better serve their constituents. Opening access to information, while reducing response time and personnel overhead, sits at the core of both their strategies.

DOD Secretary Gates details planned cuts in defense IT and elsewhere — Government Computer News

With upcoming and eminent DoD budget cuts, enterprise IT capabilities like AKO/DKO may become the norm. Regarding the current way of doing business, “All of our bases, operational headquarters and defense agencies have their own IT infrastructures, processes and application-ware,” Gates said at a Pentagon press conference. “This decentralized approach results in large cumulative costs,Read… Read more »