Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing


DOD discovers IT consolidation best practices

DOD's IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap is designed to streamline defense IT, but insiders wonder if major budget cuts could derail it.

IRS saved millions by virtualizing servers, IG says

The Internal Revenue Service saved a bundle by virtualizing about 2,500 servers, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Federal agency CIOs worried about cyberattacks, budget cuts, survey shows

TechAmerica released the results of its 22nd annual survey of federal agency chief information officers.

DHS virtualization project could lead to mobility strategy

The Homeland Security Department is trying out a virtual desktop strategy, and if it successful it could form the basis for mobility as well.

Telework numbers add up

Feds comprised the majority of pledges during Telework Week.

Google scores Interior SaaS deal

The search giant gets another government cloud win, its biggest yet.

Cloud could squeeze even more savings, says survey

New estimates indicate agencies could save significantly more with cloud computing than they already are.

Virtual worlds emerge within agencies

Having cut their teeth in Second Life, agencies are increasingly building their own virtiual environments.

Agile development gets low priority in federal IT

Serena Software surveyed 225 federal IT professionals to find out their top priorities.

How cloud storage could catch up with big data

Erasure coding is emerging as a cost-effective way to safely maintain vast amounts of data in the cloud.

CIO Richard Spires: Replacing commodity IT is a bigger task than it seems

Moving from commodity IT to service-based cloud models encompasses much more than e-mail, DHS CIO says.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.