cloud computing

This Volunteer Group of Government Techies Collaborates for Cloud Success

Tags: technology, cloud computing, chad sheridan, usda, Cloud Center of ExcellencePosted: 08/22/2017

Because "these people in government actually do give a crap." A federal group dedicated to driving commonality governmentwide to accelerate cloud adoption plans to get outside help and make its information-sharing platform easily and seamlessly accessible. The General Services Administration stood…

5 Must-Read Tech News Hits

Tags: innovation, Google, cloud computingPosted: 08/09/2017

  Rounding up IT and advanced tech-related news in government and industry   Silicon Valley Vet Discusses Being ‘Old’ in Tech World Karen Wickre was offered a job at Google at age 52, and as the company and team grew, she noticed most of the incomers were younger. Though this was 15 years ago, not…

The Agile Advocate: What is Infrastructure as Code and Why Do I Care?

Tags: Agile, DevOps, cloud computing, managementPosted: 08/02/2017

Introduction I’ve had the unique opportunity over the last 30+ years to be involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. I’ve also had the opportunity to develop and bring several products to market. In looking back at these projects, the common…

Commercial Cloud Passes the IC Test

Tags: cia, cloud computing, security, technologyPosted: 06/19/2017

CIA CIO says moving to cloud was the best decision the agency ever made.  CIA's adoption of commercial cloud services is rocketing the intelligence community’s capabilities and resulting in unprecedented innovation, CIA Chief Information Officer John G. Edwards said at the June 14 AWS Public…

Can Small Business Find Direction In The Clouds?

Tags: cloud computingPosted: 09/19/2016

Government enthusiasm for cloud computing is palpable. Information technology (IT) practitioners at agencies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are facilitating…

From Cloud Computing to Cloud Communications: The Expansion of Efficiency, Security, and Scale through RTC Solutions for the Government Sector

Tags: cloud computing, cloud communicationPosted: 09/19/2016

The benefits of cloud computing, after well over a decade of development and growth, are now well-known and embraced by even the most demanding government agencies and enterprises. We know today that with the advent of a more robust and secure cloud, there is more processing power, more flexibility…

Getting Over the Cloud Jitters

Tags: cloud, cloud computing, Federal ITPosted: 04/01/2014

Not so long ago the idea of storing sensitive data in a “cloud” would have seemed preposterous, right? But as more and more organizations have migrated to this concept, it has obviously gained credibility. Still, although the benefits of cloud computing have become widely accepted across the public…

Myth-Busting FedRAMP

Tags: cloud computing, FEDRAMPPosted: 08/01/2013

Agencies, businesses, and organizations by the thousands are moving to cloud computing and reaping the many benefits of this new way of storing and interacting with data. But with all the benefits, however, come some considerations. Cloud computing, for example, brings nuances to cybersecurity and…

Hybrid Clouds: Not If, But When

Tags: cloud computing, information security, cloudPosted: 08/01/2013

I read this article today on ZDNet by Steve Ranger on why cloud will never entirely replace in-house applications. I found it hard to disagree with the points of view expressed by various…

Asking the Right Questions Before Heading for the Cloud

Tags: cloud computing, cloudPosted: 06/01/2013

In any conversation about moving to the cloud, a CIO should be asking, “Should we do it?”  Many circumstances can force the decision to move. But the question of whether to do it is best answered by identifying the risks. So the question becomes, “What risks should I consider and mitigate for a…