Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing


VanRoekel lists priorities for 2012

The federal CIO sounded a familiar refrain at an AFCEA breakfast.

Army enterprise e-mail brings new transparency

Enterprise e-mail may be temporarily paused, but it still offers financial clarity and is pushing defense IT innovation, the deputy Army CIO said.

TechAmerica releases cloud guidance for state, local governments

State and local governments now have a plan on how to best evaluate, acquire and implement cloud services and technologies.

GSA gives FedRAMP structure as launch date draws near

The FedRAMP Concept of Operations document puts meat on the program's bones.

Is government procurement ready for the cloud?

Cloud computing can present unfamiliar territory for government acquisition officials.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

NSF steps up research into cloud security, energy-efficiency

Among other possibilities, cloud computing could be used to automatically scale data center resources to reduce power consumption.

Why busy enterprise architects are getting busier

A new report predicts that agencies will turn to enterprise architects for help with migrating operations to the cloud.

New options for never-say-die IT

Server virtualization can help agencies mimic premium business continuity capabilities for a fraction of the price, but some work is required.

Federal managers doubt cloud computing's cost-savings claims

Government managers are apprehensive about the security in cloud environments, and many are skeptical of its promises of major cost savings.

Is the laptop about to be obsolete in agencies?

The rising popularity of tablet computers could consign older tech to the dustbin, analyst argues.

Is government procurement ready for the cloud?

Cloud computing can present unfamiliar territory for government acquisition officials.