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Archive for January 2009

Cloud & the Government Session at Cloud Computing Expo

Earlier this week I announced that I will be presenting at SYS-CON’s 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. During the Cloud & the Government Session at Cloud Computing Expo I will discuss the results of a new survey on cloud computing in the Federal…

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CSC and Terremark target US Government with Cloud Computing

Today’s announcement by CSC reinforced the strong wave of cloud computing towards the Federal space. Ranked by Washington Technology Magazine as 9th largest (by contract dollar value) government contractor, this practically guarantees a bloody battle over the Federal cloud market. “Together, CSC and Terremark will offer cloud services that include computing, storage and disaster recovery/continuity…

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Should my agency consider using cloud computing?

This is clearly the question on the minds and lips of every government IT decsionmaker in town. Why should a government agency even consider cloud computing?  In reality, the decision process is no different than any other IT management decision, “Cloud IT” options should be compared to “Traditional IT” approaches. As Frank Gens of IDC…

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Cloud Computing Wargames !!

Wikipedia  “A wargame is a game that represents a military operation.” “Military simulations, also known informally as war games, are simulations in which theories of warfare can be tested and refined without the need for actual hostilities” ——————————————————————————————— For ages, simulations and wargames have been used by the military to prepare for eventual future operations. During…

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President Barack Obama. A New Day for Cloud Computing !!

Yesterday, President Barack Obama’s transition team released a new video touting the benefits of cloud computing and government transparency. “Cloud computing, which allows consumers and institutions to access their files and projects anywhere via the Internet “is an important change for the federal government because it is dramatically cheaper than the old fashioned way of…

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How the Government Tweets – An Update

Thanks goes out to Twitter_Tips for a link to Government agencies on Twitter: a few comprehensive sites posted by lindyjb which includes the following: The Government’s A-Twitter: A Comprehensive List of Government Twitter Feeds – from Alexandra Rampy, aka socialbutterfly The US Government Catches the Twitter Bug, And Amazingly, Does it Well – from the…

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How the Government Tweets

Last September in “Ambient Awareness. The cloud killer app? ” and ” The Cloud Wins in Minneapolis at the RNC! “, I wrote about how the cloud infrastructure and microblogging could be used tactically to great effect. Although its clearly still in an early phase, some government entities are now experimenting with Twitter. In the…

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Bob Gourley on Cloud Computing and NetCentric Operations

Bob Gourley, Crucial Point CTO and former DIA CTO, just posted  Cloud Computing and Net Centric Operations on his website CTOvision . In it he outlines how the OSD and ASD NII strategy to enable net-centric operations has benefited from the advent of cloud computing. Of particular note is his list of key principles for OSD implementation…

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Obama Administration CTO Top Suggestions

Check out the top vote getters for suggestions to the nations’s first CTO! #5 with 5,835 votes Open Government Data (APIs, XML, RSS) We can unleash a wave of civic innovation if we open up government data to programmers. The government has a treasure trove of information: legislation, budgets, voter files, campaign finance data, census…

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2009 Cloud Computing Events

2009 is off to a fast start with the following events on the horizon! February 2009 – “Bi-Annual On-line Government Cloud Computing Survey”, On-line February 3, 2009 – Open Group Enterprise Cloud Computing Summit, San Diego, CA March 12 – FOSE “Transforming Government Technology with Cloud Computing“, Washington, DC March 30 – Apr 1, 2009…

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