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Cloud adoption rates are growing.  Gartner forecasts that by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend.  A lot of money is at play in the cloud computing landscape.  However, cloud security (and its cost) is still considered a significant barrier to cloud adopti...
We have published a new white paper ‘Cloud Identity as a Service’. You can register to download here. Identity as a platform for Digital Government maturity As you will see Identity as a Service goes far beyond simply providing single sign-on authentication type functions, ...
I have started a ‘Hot Topics‘ section of our site, to concentrate our keynote experts and headline discussion items – If you would like to publish your blogs around these themes you can join in here. One of these topics is the EU Horizon 2020 funding program, and this...
Brussels, Belgium - February 19, 2014 - CloudBees, Inc., the Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced an agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to make the CloudBees PaaS available on the new Verizon Cloud. This agreement is part Verizon's ongoin...
London - 19th February - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company today recognised the second anniversary of the UK government's G-Cloud programme. Launched to bring about a much needed change in the use and procurement o...
Dr. Davis to become managing director responsible for operations and development in EMEA London, U.K., 18 February 2014 - (ISC)² ("ISC-squared") has invested in its effort to meet the need for skilled professionals in information and software security with the appointment of a...
You are invited to attend the Cloud Webinar Series: Why State & Local Governments Should be Prepared for Cloud. This educational webinar is brought to you by RISC Networks, and will be hosted on BrightTalk.com at 12:00 pm on March 26, 2014. The webinar will present Moving to the Cloud:...
A hybrid cloud may become the solution as the debate between public vs private cloud becomes so 2013. The industry’s experts will debate on when the hybrid clouds are and are not the be all and end all and if the infrastructure supporting the hybrid clouds really matters. As stated by ...
from InfoQ.com: With the news stories of possible data breaches at enterprises like Target, and the current trend of companies migrating to cloud environments for the flexibility, scalability, agility, and cost-effectiveness they offer, CIOs have been asking hard questions about cloud ...
Cloud computing transitions information technology (IT) from being "systems of physically integrated hardware and software" to "systems of virtually integrated services". This transition makes interoperability the difference between the success and failure of IT deployments, especially...
By Ryan FaheyThere are many reasons to study tech trends, but one that really hits home is to consider the impact trends may have on your career. Intense School recently spoke with Tracy Lenzner, founder and chief executive officer of LenznerGroup, a New York-based executive search fir...
In our latest debate poll I ask whether the Canadian Parliament could be upgraded to a new Government 2.0 model., and you might be wondering what this has to do with Cloud Computing. In short the whole premise is that new online technologies offer new organization models, e-voting, soc...
Over the holidays I actually spent some time reviewing the newly released "Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c". This book is a step-by-step tutorial filled with practical examples which will show readers how to configure and manage IaaS and ...
Refusing to accept the 30 percent unemployment rate for California veterans between the ages of 18 and 24, Veterans 360 (V360) offers recently-separated combat veterans the opportunity for a solid and productive future. Using a four-pronged approach which encompasses engagement, educat...
Company Adds Significantly to Its Market-Share Leading Customer Installed Base LONDON, UK - Feb 03, 2014 - Centrify Corporation, the leader in Unified Identity Services across data centre, cloud and mobile, today announced that the company posted record total sales in calendar year 201...
In keeping with their mission to support young combat veterans’ transition into civilian life, Veterans 360 plans to launch a free Cloud Technology Certification training program. Vets360-Cloud will give veterans of all ages the opportunity to obtain meaningful employment in the Cloud...
Last year I was asked  to start as a regular columnist for the Dutch publication Cloudworks (
Cloud computing changes the way companies consume IT resources. It shifts the burden of purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure to specialized IT providers and allows the users to pay only for the resources they need, when they need them. In this new paradigm, cloud security is a ...
Globally renowned Enterprise Architect and Cloud Computing Expert to serve as Chief Evangelist GLENS FALLS, NY, January 27, 2014 – EnterpriseWeb, provider of the first Enterprise-Class, Web-scale application platform for the Cloud (www.enterpriseweb.com), announced the addition of Jaso...
Skyscape demonstrates cloud solutions offer significant cost savings when compared to on-premise offerings as well as additional business benefitsLondon - 30th January - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, has today ...
TechViews: The Tesla Model S can power your house, Macy’s and Khol’s love Big Data, keyless hotel check-in with your phone; and more! Featured Article Gett...
Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run ac...
While it is fun to watch the 800 lb Gorilla squash every one, Amazon has to face competition at some point. Even just for the sake of something to write about! While AWS is fundamentally amazing, it’s now quite a well established and therefore boring facet of the market. It’...
G-Cloud Innovation describes a summary of international Government Cloud Computing best practices, covering topics such as: Introduction – Open sourcing best practices Legacy Modernization – The Business Case for Transformation Digital Government by Default G-Cloud Framewor...
DBT-Data further established itself in the data storage industry as a formidable force with the $35 million dollar purchase of the state of the art Cyber Integration Center on 1175 North Main Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
For the last couple of years I have been working extensively with different standards groups to find a way to help accelerate the intersection of open standards work and the definition of Cloud Best Practices. To this end two main groups are being developed: The Kantara Cloud ID Securi...
By Bob GourleyThe agenda for the 3rd Annual Cloudera Federal Forum (6 Feb 2014, Hanover MD) has firmed up and will no doubt lead to an incredible event. This will be a great venue for thought leaders from the federal government, great tech firms and very talented integrator firms. The ...
New Adapters Increase Server Virtualisation Density, Connect Hybrid Clouds with Virtual Networks Fabrics, Enable SDN with Open APIs and Optimise Application DeliveryCOSTA MESA, Calif, January 23, 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and man...
TechViews: Starbucks keeps track of your password, The DevOps werewolf; Government mobile bad habits and more!! Featured Article Big Enterprises Need Big D...
Open letter suggests improvements to benefit UK public sector buyers, suppliers and, ultimately, tax payersLondon - January 21st, 2014 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced that ahead of G-Cloud 5 goi...
It sounds like a sensational claim, but it is actually a low-ball number. The multi-billion-dollar problem started when the stories broke about the NSA surveillance scandal, as revealed by Snowden.  Then it escalated when there were news reports that the NSA and FBI demanded encryption...
This post is sponsored by Good Technology. The third and most recent in the series of white papers from Canada Health Infoway, the standards body for E-Health in the country, is Mobile Computing in Clinical Settings. Transformation through Enterprise Mobility This details a comple...
Shockwaves spread across the computing industry when documents were first leaked describing the methods the NSA uses to procure private data. The latest revelations on “Tailored Access Operations” have, amazingly, shown the NSA is capable of hacking physical laptops and servers as well...
TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more! Featured Article P...
Keeping up with the day-to-day HR needs of a growing workforce can significantly affect your efficiency. Paperwork, approvals, requests for information and staying compliant: all take you away from your strategic focus. A cloud-based HR system can help remove the administrative stress ...
DBT Data and Potomac Officers Club are excited to announce that Al Tarasiuk, CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will be part of an ICITE panel discussion that will provide insight and updates on this mission critical, cross agency Intel program. Planned ...
New York, NY, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to the advance of the entire array of global communications, highlighted its 56th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia with the presentation of more than 1,500 technical pap...
Cloud computing is great, right? As a way to get something up and running quickly, affordably, and with a minimum of fuss, it can rarely be beaten. But some of the most compelling attributes of the public cloud are best suited to ephemeral or (relatively!) short-term use cases. You can...
By Bob GourleyOn 16 January 2014 the federal Cloud Computing community will be gathering at the Newseum for an exchange of ideas and a continued focus on ways to leverage emerging cloud computing capabilities to the betterment of federal missions. I most strongly endorse this event for...
Today I am proud and honored to announce that I will be participating in this year's 3rd Annual World Congress of Cloud Computing 2014! Highlighting the theme of “Chinese Dream in Cloud” the event will be held in Dalian, China from June 19 to 21, 2014. CloudCon-2014 aims to strengthen...