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More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point, Florida, by her Syrian National uncle, who is practicing medicine in the Chicago area. Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from the uncle's house in Chicago and return her to her home t...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. On Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia that was p...
Standing Cloud, Inc. announced on Thursday that all applications and data installed in European Union (EU) data centers through its service will now be backed up and automatically restored in EU data centers. Having previously announced support for both Tagadab and the Amazon EU data ...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview and the link to...
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US offers free flights out for employees in Syria." As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali, a US citiz...
There’s an interesting debate raging over at Focus.com (a newly formed site that is dedicated toward facilitating the sharing and exchange of information as well as provide access to subject matter experts). The question was posed, "Is Facebook a cloud?" Clearly, there’s differing opin...
Savvis, Inc. will provide hosted operations and services to the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of a five-year, 14 million pound agreement. Savvis will provide the MoJ with access to its Government Wide Service (GWS), an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform recentl...
Savvis, Inc. on Monday announced its Government Wide Service (GWS) platform is now available to all government departments and third-party suppliers in the United Kingdom. The Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform provides a solution for government agencies looking toward a "G-Cloud" mo...
SafeNet, a global leader in information security, on Friday announced that it will continue to expand into the Russian Data Protection market, offering customers security solutions for eGovernment Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and PCI DSS. More than ten years ago, SafeNet entered ...
SAP on wednesday announced the availability of its newest release of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software, providing a single, unified environment for the most comprehensive support for management, monitoring and analysis of enterprise risk and compliance activities. Nearly t...
IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide, on Monday jointly announced their collaboration to develop a new intelligent data and communications solution, UK Smart Energy Cloud, to support the UK's Smart Meter Implementation Program, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the...
Government IT departments have concerns that are different from their private sector counterparts such as a lack of a procurement strategy and legacy skills sets and personnel tied to old technologies. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Logan Kleier, CISO for the City...
“We are already beyond the hype and into the adoption cycle for cloud computing, with hundreds of companies and thousands of developers delivering products now,” said Michael Mudd from the Open Computing Alliance at a recent Asian Cloud event at the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati City, Me...
Federal agencies are likely to experience major cuts in their budgets for the next several years, but there is one area where cost savings can be made and which would result in significant increased efficiencies: cloud computing. The U.S. government is the world's largest consumer of ...
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and VCE CEO Michael Capellas, the guy who sold Compaq to HP and now heads the VMware-Cisco-EMC alliance, will be whispering cloud advice into the ear of the US government as co-chairmen of a new Cloud2 commission set up by the 30-year-old TechAmerica Fou...
The decision framework for cloud migration that US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently published as part of his Federal cloud computing strategy, offers advice applicable to all organizations. In my last blog, a cloud of two speeds, I mentioned Vivek Kundra's very readable cloud strate...
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's “Cloud First” plan for the Federal government is brilliant, as concise as such a plan can be, and should serve as a model for business and government throughout the world. It doesn't overpromise—or even promise—monetary savings, yet sets a goal of devoting...
They weren’t invited to Barack Obama’s tête à tête dinner with industry luminaries last week in California but AOL co-founder Steve Case, who’s already proved he’s dangerous, and Intel CEO Paul Otellini have been named to the president’s month-old Council on Jobs and Competitiveness he...
Newsfuzion.com posted at 10:00 Eastern time "Twitter is back up and functioning normally. Let's hope it stays that way." Other reports say access is intermittent. Breaking News from Libya and other middle Eastern countries where the Arab Revolution (sometimes referred to as the T...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
Citrix Systems on Tuesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of Netviewer AG, a leading, privately held European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor in collaboration and IT services. As announced on December 17, 2010, Netviewer will become part of Citrix Online, the online se...
Unisys Corporation, on Thursday announced its Application Modernization Platform as a Service (AMPS(SM)) offering, a subscription-based service to help federal government agencies reduce the cost, complexity, risk and time involved in modernizing their legacy software applications. Th...
NIST is inviting comments on suggested changes or enhancements to its NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145) - they need to be sent to [email protected] no later than February 28, 2011.
In reading Vivek Kundra’s “25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal Information”, I was struck by the anecdote regarding how the lack of scalability was the cause for outages and, ultimately, delays in processing transactions on the Car Allowance and Rebate System (CARS) or as it...
"We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living." With this one sentence, President Barack Obama ushered in once...
Our McS consulting practice specializes in fast-tracking cutting edge, new innovations such as Cloud computing, Open Government and Social Innovation. These can be utilized by start-ups, providing them a unique invention to launch and grow their business, and it can also be leveraged ...
Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, will be participating in the 41st Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which will focus on Shared Norms for the New Reality. The meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland January 26th-30th 2011.
Businesses are moving to the cloud, at least as far as their IT spending is concerned. A new In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) report forecasts cloud computing and managed hosting spending by US Businesses will surpass $13 billion in 2014, up from less than 3 billion. "Although spending acros...
The government of New Zealand recently reminded companies there that they must keep the original files containing financial information hosted onshore. Earlier in 2010, the Irish government sent out an obtuse “cloud computing warning” by email to companies, “(advising) that issues ...
Microsoft on Tuesday showcased examples of how government organizations are using the recently announced Microsoft Dynamics CRM to improve citizen services, reduce operational costs and boost productivity. Unveiled yesterday by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online...
To make a long story short, the EU is serious about adopting Cloud Computing within its governmental structures. A recent report from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), based in Greece, takes dead aim at the opportunities and challenges inherent in several ty...
USDA will transition 120,000 federal workers from on-premise messaging and collaboration to Microsoft’s cloud computing solution over four weeks. The migration to the cloud is part of USDA CIO Chris Smith’s vision to consolidate disparate messaging environments onto a single, unified p...
Public-facing web sites belonging to the US Treasury Department like the agency main site treasury.gov and little numbers like MyMoney.gov, TIGTA.gov, SIGTARP.gov and IRSOversightBoard.treasury.gov have moved to Amazon EC2 according to government contractor Smartronix, responsible for ...
Open Government best practices can be utilized to transform national innovation programs. Canada is scoring a 'D for Innovation', and falling behind other nations in their innovation capacities. They also have perceived issues around the bite of their Open Government watchdogs, and w...
SCORE, source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, and Intacct, a cloud financial management and accounting applications, on Monday announced an exclusive partnership that will benefit SCORE and the more than one million businesses SCORE helps to start and ...
Happy New Year All!! 2011 will be the breakout year for GovCloud! Pressure to reduce budget, pressure to manage I resources better and the political pressure of the next presidential election will combine to accelerate adoption. The GSA IaaS groundwork has been laid and new policies a...
Julian Assange: was this the face that launched a thousand probes? Apparently so, as the Australian's threatened release of hundreds of thousands of documents from within the United States government regarding the wars in Afghanistan and iraq has made him some very powerful enemies and...
During 2011 a realization with set in that BIG IT is now the IT used to service “consumers” with news, games, films, videos and other mass (paid for) entertainment, instead of the IT used to service enterprises. This means that not just user device innovation (smartphones, laptops, tab...
Cloud Computing Journal authors look at the short- and mid-term future of the Cloud. Today we start with KEVIN L. JACKSON Editor, Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer, and LARRY CARVALHO, the 2011 Instructor of Cloud Expo's ever popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp.
NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) on Wednesday selected IBM for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organiz...