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By Ryan KamauffOn August 6th at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington DC, MeriTalk and Brocade will be hosting a fantastic event. It will be hosted by Anthony Robbins, the Vice President of Federal Sales at Brocade. Lloyd Carney, CEO at Brocade will be introducing Terry Halvorsen, CIO...
According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Citing a material change in the agency’s re...
By Bob GourleyI’ve mentioned before how incredibly proud I am to be on the board of Centripetal Networks, provider of the Rule Gate high performance packet filter/network device and comprehensive solutions like Clean Internet service. Something we have been unable to publicly tal...
In my work with B2B companies, I spend a lot of time on the phone with salespeople while doing research for the creation of buyer personas and the development of content strategies that dovetail with sales objectives. One of the questions I always ask is for the salesperson to define w...
There are some books I think every CIO, IT Director, Enterprise Architect, Software Architect, Business Analyst, Developer, and Database Administrator should read. This book is one of them.I have read plenty of books which I consider classics that will not lose their core value over ti...
A vulnerability that has existed in Android for the past four years can allow hackers to modify any legitimate and digitally signed application in order to transform it into a Trojan program that can be used to steal data or take control of the OS. Researchers from San Francisco mobile...
The event, organized by business consultancy firm Island, will entail discussions about enterprise organization and control, where the input of real, practical and convincing solutions will take precedence.
Happy Independence Day! The This Week in Cloud team wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day! We’ll be taking a break from our coverage next week, but will resume the following week with all the latest cloud news. ...
“Company websites will be gone in the next two years.” I heard this statement uttered at an event not too long ago by a marketer I know well, and I was taken aback. Sure, I thought, maybe she was just rabble-rousing a bit—trying to get a rise out of people on a shuttle ride to [...]...
“Company websites will be gone in the next two years.” I heard this statement uttered at an event not too long ago by a marketer I know well, and I was taken aback. Sure, I thought, maybe she was just rabble-rousing a bit—trying to get a rise out of people on a shuttle ride to […...
Cloud computing ownership is traditionally seen as the province of CIO or CTO, and where those roles don’t exist in an organization, the VP or even Director/Manager of IT oversees cloud implementation. However, with more business units accessing cloud platforms for a variety of purpos...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Cyber Security Depends on Education – One of the issues that is always brought up with Cyber in organizations is how to train and educate your personnel to behave responsibly in the cyber domain. This blog at Harv...
Many in the technology world focus on the technology itself without significant consideration of the data or more importantly, the information. When you dig a bit deeper, the real reason, the business reason we exist is about the data. Just presenting data, however, it not enough. When...
Enterprise may be the last to adopt Cloud Storage. Not because they don’t like cloud storage, but because they already taken care of a lot of functionalities the cloud storage brings. For example, replication,  in order to run smoothly in
More and more companies around the world are embracing the cloud – and that’s a good thing. But this massive IT shift also presents a problem: With so many businesses moving to cloud, is there enough quality IT technicians available to help businesses manage the switch? Don Reising...
As widely reported by Gathering Clouds friend barb Darrow and others CIOs are facing some big challenges. Just look at what the CIO has to deal with today as compared to 5 years ago: diminishing budgets, the stress of securing greater results, cloud adoption, big data, legacy apps, and...
DevOps Tweetchat! Join us in the first ever #TechViews tweetchat on June 25th at 1ET as we delve into the world of DevOps, its challenges and the opportunities it presents for your organization. Clo...
Network deal to accelerate Government's move to implement cloud computingEnabling a more mobile workforce to deliver more efficient public services€5m investment to build initial infrastructureThursday, 20th June 2013: Vodafone Ireland today announced that it has been selected b...
By Bob GourleyHadoop World is coming! If your organization uses information and if you play a role in collecting, moving, storing security and/or analyzing it, come interact with your peers from other information intensive organizations and learn cutting edge concepts for enhancing you...
Legacy apps are surely the albatross of the modern cloud-enabled IT department – you put them there, and now you have to live with them. Short of scrapping millions of dollars of worth of investments, something needs to be done with these apps, especially when cloud adoption is alte...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Coasties don’t want expensive TISCOM laptops – According to a recent DHS audit, the Coast Guard is sitting on over 5,000 laptops in Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command warehouses. ...
I am currently involved in helping nail down mobile application management and native application development plan which is part of a larger mobile strategy, so this book arrived at the perfect time.There is a lot of hype about how difficult building and deploying native applications c...
Remember: Logicworks will be at next week's CloudExpo in NYC! Friday is here! And what a week it’s been, from IBM’s acquisition of Softlayer, to Microsoft’s increased presence in the public cloud fight, to AWS and the government, and much more. If we missed anything good this week...
7 June 2013: Kcom, part of the KCOM Group, has announced it will be working with the NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer, as a key partner on their business transformation programme to help further improve customer services.The managed communications provider recently signed a f...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
Is the struggle for big data ownership the next challenge for a business? On Monday, Dion Hinchcliffe, chief strategy officer at Dachis Group, published a piece in ITWorld questioning whether big data strategy and usage is the province of the CIO or the CMO. In the article, he chara...
82% see decision making hurt by data fragmentation. 93% struggling to control corporate data. 83% see security risks as data is spread across corporate or 'Shadow IT' networks.London, UK - June 5th 2013 - IT managers believe that fragmentation of corporate data across their IT infrastr...
By Ryan KamauffMarkLogic is hosting a short Big Data symposium on the 19th of June, 2013, at the Washington Marriott Metro Center. This event explores how some government agencies have successfully exploited Big Data capabilities to take advantage of new technologies. The agenda is bel...
I dare you to say big data again. It’s Friday and it feels like summer (finally), though perhaps at 92 degrees, it’s a little soon for so much heat. This week’s cloud publishings covered a nice range of topics including how AWS is continuing to change the IT landscape, big data’s ...
The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in enterprises across all industries has been changing rapidly over the last few years, and as a result, CIOs need to be armed with a new set of advanced software capabilities. Why has the role of the CIO been changing? Technology disrup...
Futurist Paul Saffo may have been the first to proclaim the PC dead back in 1991. Six years later, PC Week editor John Dodge refuted Saffo’s position, claiming the PC was not dead and that it “will be with us a long time.” Ironically, these two were on the front lines of a more than......
The #CloudFirst trend is spreading, with Government Minister Francis Maude finally committing the UK to the approach earlier this month. But I remain concerned that there’s too much stick and not nearly enough carrot… and that cloud adoption more generally is ill-served by ...
Well we were warned that "Le Vblock" was only part one and was to be continued...and
A recent Gartner study states that the function of the modern CIO is in flux and that his or her future focus must incorporate digital assets (aka cloud-based data and applications) to remain relevant. Towards the goal of riding the sea change a compiler of stacks to a broker of busine...
Nowadays every single CIO, CTO, or business executive that I speak to is captivated by these three new technologies: Big Data, API management and IoTs (Internet of Things). Every single organizational executive that I speak with confirms that they either … Read more ...
Peter Suber points out that FaceBook, Yahoo, Elsevier and Yahoo have joined the NetChoice.org lobby that has issued a clarion call against open access that blurs the line between lies and gibberish. Peter blows the statements apart, leaving nothing but clean air and a whiff of ozone. N...
By Bob GourleyWe previously provided information on the DI2E Pluggest and Mashup event being coordinated by some forward thinking, mission-focused government thought leaders and friends at the Association for Enterprise Technology (AFEI).  The event will be held Monday 20 May at George...
By now most people have heard about Gartner’s prediction that by 2017, the CMO will be spending more on technology than the CIO. This is truly a significant statistic that speaks volumes to the evolving roles of both the Chief Marketing Officer and the Chief Information Officer.  Howev...
ESB has entered yet another transitional phase.