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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...
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 organi...
Vivek Kundra, the CIO of the United States, is getting down to business on the “Cloud First” initiative that was announced by the OMB a few weeks back. He’s been showing a snappy slide deck around town in DC the past few days that will probably affect different people in very differen...
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In order to ensure the quality of ICT systems, it is critical that software programs...
If there were ever two concepts that are representative of where we are today in technology, they would have to be Government 2.0 and Community. Unfortunately, they are also two of the most overused and over-hyped phrases in our technology vocabulary. Government 2.0 is a general term...
Microsoft has brought home a bigger deal with the federal government than Google did last week when it hung a brace of 15,000 Gmail and Google Apps seats at the General Services Administration (GSA) on the wall. Microsoft’s got a contract for 120,000 e-mail, instant messaging, web co...
The deal addresses the agency's Enterprise Messaging Service (EMS), and "includes e-mail, webconferencing, document collaboration and instant messaging," according to Smith. "The USDA will become the first Cabinet-level agency to move its e-mail and collaboration applications to the cl...
There are plenty of “Top 5 lists” with generic reasons for why businesses should migrate into SaaS and cloud computing. Scalability, cost, mobility – they’re good reasons, sure, but we’ve heard them before: what else does cloud computing offer? If you’re thinking about moving your busi...
When the US Government came for file sharing domains, I remained silent; I was not a file sharer. When they shut down Torrent Finder, I remained silent; I was not a Bit Torrent user. When they pressured Amazon to shut down WikiLeaks, I did not speak out; I was not a leaker....
WikiLeaks is finding it increasingly difficult to spit in the eye of an outraged establishment with impunity. MasterCard has reportedly refused to handle anymore donations to WikiLeaks and its boss Julian Assange, depriving the renegades of another source of funding after PayPal dropp...
WikiLeaks organizer Julian Assange is apparently going to turn himself in to the British police. At least, his lawyers told the British press late Monday that they are negotiating a meeting with Scotland Yard so Assange can answer questions. His attorney Mark Stephens reportedly said, ...
Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...?| The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st ...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time. Accordin...
Google has won the General Services Administration (GSA) over to Gmail and Google Apps for Government. The GSA, which is sorta like the federal government’s quartermaster corps, said it’s the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agency-wide. It expects the de...
The Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget has announced that, from now on, cloud computing would be the “default approach to IT” for US government agencies. The move comes as an element of a sweeping set of government IT reforms begun last summer intended to “close the IT gap” be...
Until the end of the 19th century, many factories used waterpower to operate their machinery. The energy came from a single source (the water mill), which was connected to a complex system of pinions and pulleys that distributed power to the individual machines. When the first electric...
IBM launched a new private multi-tenant Federal Community Cloud (FCC). It plans to add Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service offerings to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service widgetry soon. IBM also announced a Municipal Shared Services Cloud for state and local governments. I...
Newly elected Minister for Technology and Innovation Neil McEvoy commented from his Florida home that this was excellent news for his fellow Scotsmen, and that he was available for technical support later in the afternoon, after tennis. Yes of course a spoof, just to demonstrate the ty...
Wyse Technology on Tuesday announced another alternative to the traditional PC with a new family of Cloud PCs – specially designed diskless PCs that get their Windows OS, applications and data from a private cloud, rather than a local HDD, providing significant benefits in TCO, managem...
The General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. government’s procurement arm, has given 11 companies a shot at selling federal agencies an estimated $76.5 million worth of the cloud over the next five years. Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T and Amazon made the list of approved sources of...
NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions (IT) providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announces its line up for GEOINT 2010 Symposium, Nov. 1 -4, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit the NJVC booth (#375) on the tradeshow fl...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Computer Technologies Consultants, Inc. (CTC), a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and related services including cloud computing, cloud web hosting, and cloud storage offe...
Teradici and Wyse haveannounced their selection as the face of VMworld Labs – an intensive learning environment that provides up to 240 concurrent lab sessions covering 30 topics on VMware virtualization solutions. VMware expects to deliver 5,000 live lab sessions on 46,000 virtual ...
Wyse Technology on Wednesday announced the launch of the Wyse X50c mobile thin client with PCoIP and a new, more powerful software system. Ideally suited for campus roaming access to virtual desktops, the Wyse X50c provides a flexible yet secure lightweight device that’s easier to mana...
Wyse Technology, a provider of cloud client computing, on Tuesday announced enhancements to the company's innovative virtualization software solutions, Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA) and Wyse TCX Suite. Wyse VDA is a software-only solution for Wyse devices and supported PCs in...
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. (http://www.crosschecknet.com) today introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for busine...
In an effort to deliver technology services as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, the State of Minnesota's Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) signed a groundbreaking enterprise-wide service agreement with Microsoft last week. The agreement calls for the State's Enterprise...
Proware's Exclusive EMEA Distribution Partner, Fortuna Power Systems, Now Seeking Additional Reseller Partners in the UKBasingstoke, UK, 22nd September 2010 - Proware's exclusive UK distribution partner, Fortuna Power Systems, today announced the EMEA launch of the Proware EPICa 4423 F...
Skytap Inc., a provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, on Monday announced that CSC has selected Skytap to power its CloudLab offering, a recently launched cloud-based development and test service delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Through the strategic par...
How can organizations use enterprise/private cloud capabilities to improve information-sharing? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Ira A. (Gus) Hunt, CTO to the CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, will discuss how the Intelligence Community has been using enterpri...
CSC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Army awarded the company a task order to provide technical and engineering support for its Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The task order, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 first quarter, has a ...
Cisco has proposed an upgrade to Michael Porter's cluster model for government. Implemented via Cloud this can enable next generation Social Innovation practices. Cloud Computing is such a compelling area for government investment because it offers multiple dimensions of business bene...
Google’s got a special new version of its standard Premier Edition Google Apps that’s supposed to meet basic toe-in-the-door government security requirements. Well, at least the data generated by the government’s use of Gmail and calendaring will be segregated from everybody else’s c...
Adobe Systems Incorporated and Day Software Holding AG announced the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Adobe to launch a public tender offer to acquire all of the publicly held registered shares of Day Software for CHF139 per share in cash in a transaction valu...
CDC Global Services, a business unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and a provider of consulting, IT and IT-enabled services, announced today it has entered into an agreement to provide design, implementation and operations services for the Foshan Municipal Cloud Computing Center....
GTSI Corp., an IT infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, on Thursday announced a strategic relationship with Terremark Worldwide, a global provider of IT infrastructure services to deliver Enterprise Cloud Solutions to federal, state, and local government. The re...
Bermuda, famed for its 220 days of sunshine per annum, is welcoming the arrival of the cloud. Lagan, the global leader in government to citizen (G2C) technology, today announces it has been awarded the contract to implement a pilot program utilizing cloud-based enterprise case manageme...
Mimecast, a supplier of cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, on Thursday announced the results of the second annual Mimecast Cloud Adoption Survey, an annual research report examining attitudes to cloud computing services amongst IT decision-makers in U...
iomart Hosting, a provider of managed hosting and cloud computing services, is supporting the delivery of an online English language learning programme to children in the Republic of Korea. iomart Hosting is working with BETT 2010 award winners Manic Monkey to deliver an interactive En...
The core technology developed for NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has been selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly launched open source cloud computing initiative. It will pull together more than 25 companies to play a key role in driving cloud computing standards for i...