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The buzz in the blogosphere is growing around what it takes to become a “next-generation enterprise.” There are so many new and exciting technology trends to […]
In February 2011, Vivek Kundra announced the “Cloud First” policy across the US Government. The directive, issued through the Office of Management and Budget, required agencies to give cloud technology first priority in developing IT projects. He also described cloud computing as a “10...
In key citizen scenarios like E-Health the emergence of “DIY IT” (Do It Yourself) technologies is a key trend changing how, where and why IT can be used. The popularity of app stores and online stores in general since Napster [...]The post Digital Government best practices ...
Congratulations to my friends at "On The FrontLines Magazine" for an EXCELLENT presentation of important operational and managerial cloud computing transition lessons. This issues showcases cloud computing leaders from government and the private sector that share their views on this cr...
New York, NY, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014) will dedicate more than 1,500 presentations to the next generation of wireless and wireline advancements worldwide during its next annual event to be held June 10 – 14 at the H...
From “military dedication” to “civilian success,”Veterans 360 Services is approaching the challenging transition of military service to civilian life with an innovative, focused and all-inclusive, 360 degree, process of education and employment. This San Diego-based veteran’s non-profi...
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Kontexto is pleased to announce the launch of Metafull, a new cloud-based API service that allows software developers to convert any web link into meaningful metadata. API’s -- Application Programming Interface -- at their most...
L’informatique fantôme (Ghost IT en anglais) ? Ce sont toutes les infrastructures, les applications informatiques déployées dans les entreprises hors de la vue de la DSI, sans son accord. Est-ce que l’informatique fantôme est un phénomène récent ? Non, bien...
The next main phase for the Cloud Best Practices Network is for it to become a ‘Virtual University’, meaning a provider of online e-learning courses and issuer of associated ‘Digital Badge‘ certificates. The curriculum will be organized in a bottom [...]The post...
Our Cloud for Europe white paper is now underway and documenting EU Cloud best practices. Highlighting the challenges is this press release from Perspecsys, showing the distrust many European ICT managers feel towards USA-based Clouds. – Sixty-two percent of respondents [...]The ...
One of our next upcoming white papers is Openstack Solution Ecosystem. Openstack Solutions Openstack is an open source Cloud platform that vendors augment with additional plug-in products and value add services, and the goal of this white paper is to [...]The post Openstack Solutions E...
SafeNet Global Authentication Survey reveals more enterprises to adopt cloud-based authentication and mobile MFA to accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce CAMBERLEY - May 21, 2014 - Rising security risks, and demand for seamless and secure access across any device, anytime, has t...
Like most of the tech world I recently shifted my core focus to be headlined around the Next Big Thing, the “IoT” – Internet of Things. Why? For the same reasons I specialized in Cloud, and before that SaaS and [...]The post IoT @ UoT – How the University of Tor...
Earlier today I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to chair this webinar from SecureKey, on ‘BYOC’ – Bring Your Own Credentials. With inputs from PwC and the Government of Canada, SecureKey explained how their Identity platform is enabling citizens [...]Th...
£4m investment to support on-going growth of rapidly expanding UK SMELondon - May 15th 2014 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave Assured Cloud Services Company, today announced that it has secured a £4m minority stake investment ...
Private Digital Network Services (PDNS) and partners will provide its national, Private Digital Network (PDN) core and a suite of highly sought after services to the Interoperability Clearinghouse Agile Cloud effort. Its partners include Gannett Company Inc., Global Interactive Solutio...
Computacenter Recognised for:Computacenter is EMC's largest Pan-EMEA reseller by revenueComputacenter's business with EMC in 2013 grew by 57% compared to 2012Computacenter saw double digit growth in 2013 across all lines of EMC business including: DPAD, ESMD and Isilon 13th May 2014 - ...
The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example, because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile Procurement’ practices too. Since the G-Cloud project was aligned un...
Businesses large and small are realizing the benefits that come with cloud computing.  The scalability that allows you to easily grow (or shrink) your operation, the agility that enables you to make quick changes, the cost-effectiveness that can save you money: the cloud seems like a n...
An upcoming webinar hosted by SecureKey will introduce and explain ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Credentials‘. I will be moderating the session, and my introduction and overview is to emphasize how this is a global trend right now, a very [...]The post Identity Assurance bes...
A recent presentation in Holyoke, Massachusetts, brought together principal players from state government, higher education, and information technology. With Gov. Deval Patrick making the official announcement, a $3 million plan was announced to architect a public cloud space for big d...
As described in this ‘OJEU‘, later this year the UK Government will be purchasing around £30m of ‘IDaaS’ – Identity as a Service. Having already signed a first round of deals with 5 Identity providers, they are now looking to [...]The post UK Governme...
The 2nd Agile Cloud Environment event will be held on May 21, 2014 at TIA Headquarters. This event will focus on development of the Agile Cloud Environment Service Catalog. The meeting will feature a series of 30 minute presentations during which prospective government users of the "Th...
The Cloud for Europe program represents the EU’s ambitions for adopting Cloud Computing, and their best route to success is simply to emulate and replicate the existing work of member countries, most notably the UK. Not only does the UK [...]The post G-Cloud Innovation for Europe...
The verities and the balderdash the impact of the cloud I originally wrote this paper back in 2005 as a bit of a rant against the positioning of Workflow and BPM. I was reminded of it the other day and [...]The post Why Workflow and BPM Suck appeared first on Cloud Computing Best Pract...
​We might start seeing a decline in the number of articles that simply state that cloud computing is “on the rise.” Of course it is. Forrester’s James Staten recently pointed out that that with all of the advantages that cloud computing provides, “it will increasingly be difficult to j...
Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai eu l’honneur de déjeuner avec le jeune DSI d’un grand groupe français, membre du CAC 40. Nous parlions des révolutions informatiques en cours et, bien entendu, du Cloud Computing. Pendant nos échanges, il a...
TechViews: Big Data can Stop War; Google Shares its Advice on Mobile Site Design; Cloud is all About Scale and More! Featured Article Healthcare Must Evolv...
55 percent of European financial organisations believe third party contractors pose the biggest risk; 52 percent find insider threats harder to detect than last yearLONDON - April 29, 2014 - Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, t...
Vendors selected for the "Cool Vendor" report are innovative, impactful and intriguingLondon - April 29, 2014 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave Assured Cloud Services Company today announced that it has been included in the list of "Coo...
Last Wednesday, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret) John T. Brennan, Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH) Executive Director, kicked off the Agile Cloud collaboration. This industry-wide effort is targeted at developing an open and inclusive cloud service brokerage environment capable of rapidly provi...
New York, NY, April 25, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, will hold its next annual event from June 10 – 14 at the Hilt...
Thank you for the honor of being named a "Top 100 Cloud Professionals to Follow on G+"! Congratulations also to my 99 colleagues.
The core idea behind our TRANSFORM consulting program is the use of maturity models as the baseline for the engagement. The first of these is ‘G-Cloud Digital‘. As the name suggests this reflects a union of both Cloud Computing and [...]The post G-Cloud Digital: Maturity Mo...
Release of third annual global survey by Thales and Ponemon Institute examining attitudes towards data protection, encryption and key management in the cloudCambridge, UK - April 24, 2014 - Thales, a world leader in Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity, will be showcasing its...
TechViews: The Explosive Growth of the Cloud; Big Data Possibilities and Perils; DJ DevOps and more! Featured Article Increased Productivity Can be a Sympt...
By Bob Gourley Friends at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies recently brought this to our attention and since a high number of our readers live their lives studying or working with advanced technologies we wanted to get this to you right away. The threat of improvised explosive d...
Like every one I am updating my terminology to reflect the shift that occurred – Business and technical executives immediately get that when combined with a world of smart, connected devices then Cloud computing only makes more sense. We have entered an age where IoT Cloud Computing...
  Is data security in cloud computing possible in 2014? Recent reports on NSA spying have eroded trust in US-based cloud providers.  This is especially true for non-USA-based customers that use cloud services offered by US companies.  They see using an American cloud provider as a...