Posts Tagged: Computing

The Business of IT – Cloud’s Dirty Little Secret

The article linked below was published in the Winter 2012 edition of FedTech Magazine. Cloud computing has been a hot trend in computing over the last several years, and has been anointed a strategic initiative for the Federal government. Cloud holds great promise as a technology-based service offering that enables government to consolidate and saveRead… Read more »

Changing the government IT landscape with CloudStore

On Sunday, February 19, the Government Procurement Service officially launched CloudStore for UK central government and local authorities. The UK government first proposed the G-Cloud initiative over two years ago with the goal of bringing a wider range of cloud suppliers to the public sector while increasing the flexibility of procurement contracts. The programme wantedRead… Read more »

Google Docs offline comes to Android, but no editing allowed

I’m a big fan of Google Docs. Very useful free application. Interesting to see an offline version. We’ll see how it works. Google Docs offline comes to Android, but no editing allowed By Jon Brodkin | Published about 2 hours agoLast updated about 2 hours ago Google keeps taking tiny steps toward creating a full-fledgedRead… Read more »

5 Myths of Cloud Computing 5 Myths of Cloud Computing In recent years, cloud computing has been as visible as any topic in IT. Its front-page news status has been accelerated by Amazon,, Yahoo, and Microsoft®, among other firms, aggressively vying for leadership in providing cloud infrastructure or services. However, this race for mindshare has obscured cloud computingRead… Read more »

NOAA Transitions to the Cloud

By Doug Krueger Originally posted on Federal Blue Print In response to the Office of Management and Budget’s directive that all agencies must move at least three services to the cloud by May 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially completed its transition to a cloud-based Google email system. As the largestRead… Read more »

A Future in the Clouds

Originally posted on Iron Bow TechSource Blog. By Lee Koepping, Client Computing Practice Director, Iron Bow Technologies In his first major policy speech, the new Federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel, announced that he’s going to build on his predecessor’s “cloud first” initiative and expand it in significant ways. “Future First,” as VanRoekel dubbed it, envisions aRead… Read more »

To Know the Cloud Is to Embrace the Cloud– Survey of Gov’t IT Professionals

My firm, Bluetext, just released a survey of government IT professionals that found, perhaps to no one’s surprise, that those most familiar with cloud services recognize that they can gain efficiencies and realize cost savings by moving to the cloud. What’s more interesting, however, is the perceived lack of support by managers and leaders forRead… Read more »

New Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel’s Agenda: Implications for the Future of Federal IT

Is the new federal chief information officer, Steven VanRoekel, markedly different from his predecessor, Vivek Kundra? How will Kundra’s ambitious IT agenda fare under the leadership of a new CIO? How will VanRoekel’s leadership change the future of federal information technology, and the way the U.S. government works? Find out more in this issue briefRead… Read more »

Why We’re Excited About Amazon’s Government Cloud

Amazon announced the Amazon Web Services GovCloud today. This means that government agencies and programs can benefit from Amazon Web Services without having to fret about the myriad security and compliance issues that have been keeping them back. We’re really excited about this for a few reasons: Fewer Excuses Amazon has waded through the oceanRead… Read more »

GovCloud Is Now For Real !!

On Friday July 1, Infrastructure-as-a-Services for the US federal government became a reality with Authority to Operate (ATO) approval for the following vendors: Web Hosting CGI Federal Computer Literacy World Eyak Technology Computer Technologies Consultant Savvis Federal Systems Virtual Machine Autonomic Resources Carahsoft Technology Corp CGI Federal Computer Literacy World AT&T Eyak Technology General DynamicsRead… Read more »