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Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 25, 2020

A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2020

From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

Computer Vision Advances Zero-Defect Manufacturing

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

by Kevin L. Jackson Electronics manufacturers operate in a challenging environment. It’s hard enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change in the industry. Now customers want increasingly specialized product variations in less time and of higher quality. Meeting this demand for increased product variation can seriously impact the bottom line. Such variability increases…

Real-Time Analytics Power the Roadway of the Future

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

By Kevin L. Jackson The complexities of citywide traffic are pushing the limits of existing transportation management systems. Outdated infrastructure is based on proprietary, single-purpose subsystems, making it costly to acquire, operate, and maintain. And current roadways are simply not prepared for the future of autonomous vehicles. Enter the SPaT Challenge, an initiative encouraging cities and…

Thriving on the Edge: Developing CSP Edge Computing Strategy

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing significant business model challenges. Referred to generally as edge computing, the possibilities introduced by the blending of 5G networks and distributed cloud computing technologies are redefining how CSPs operate, partner, and drive revenue. A new Ericsson Digital whitepaper entitled, “Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers,” addresses these challenges…

SourceConnecte! Marketplace With A Mission

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, GC GlobalNet launched a new breed of B2B e-commerce sites. Curated by Kevin L. Jackson, SourceConnecte (with an “e”) went live with three strategic goals in mind: Efficiently leverage modern social media technologies to facilitate value-based interactions between enterprise buyers and vetted suppliers; Establish a protected interactive environment capable of supporting high-value B2B e-commerce negotiations…

Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

Edge computing provides compute, storage, and networking resources close to devices generating traffic. Its benefits are based on an ability to provide new services capable of meeting stringent operational requirements by minimizing both data latency and the need for bandwidth. Based on Google trend data, searches for the term has also grown substantially over the…

Enabling Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

Next week in Phoenix, AZ, the Defense Intelligence Agency will host the 2010 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference. The theme of this event is “Mission Powered Partnerships…Keeping our Customers One Step Ahead.” The conference will feature 400 solution providers, over 2000 attendees, high level plenary speakers, numerous breakout sessions and nightly networking socials.

On Monday, May 24th, cloud computing is a prominent topic with the following sessions scheduled:

A New Vision of IT: The Private Cloud
Mr. Joseph M. Tucci
Chairman, Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, EMC Corporation

We are at the beginning of what largest and most significant wave of beneficial change in the IT industry’s long evolution. This new wave, known as cloud computing, has captured the attention of pragmatic organizations everywhere that are frustrated with the increasing complexity, inflexibility, and cost of their IT environments. The private cloud holds the promise of providing you with a dramatically more efficient and effective model for delivering IT as a service. Mr. Tucci will offer an industry perspective on what the private cloud is and how organizations can make the journey from the world of physical IT to fully virtualized IT and ultimately to cloud-based IT infrastructures.

Cloud Computing: Government Challenges and Industry Perspectives
Bob Lozano, Appistry; Kevin Jackson, NJVC; Teresa Westfall, NRO

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. In this session, The NRO CIO will outline the value and challenges of cloud computing to the intelligence community. Industry representatives will then present a mission-driven process for developing practical cloud computing solutions. This process represents lessons learned from actual cloud computing projects.

Data Center to Cloud: Architecting the Network for the Cloud Data Center
John Bartlomiejczyk, Juniper Networks, Inc.

As talk of cloud computing swirls through the IT atmosphere, IT executives are sorting fact from fiction while trying to figure out what the new cloud computing model means for their organization. This presentation will focus on the processes of simplify, share, and secure to achieve the highly scalable, uncompromising performance, security, and manageability of the Cloud Data Center.

Information Integration (I2) Pilot
Douglas McGovern, ODNI

The I2 Pilot is employing scalable cloud computing and shared technical services to demonstrate the viability of a distributed/federated Enterprise Infrastructure supporting both Mission and Business Operations of the Intelligence Community.



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