May 10 Reinventing the Enterprise II – Network
IT now touches nearly every aspect of government operations, in uses that will only expand and deepen in the coming years with more social networking, information sharing, and Web-based applications such as cloud computing. Yet the identity management methods that control network access to these dozens and even hundreds of applications and systems are typically handled as discrete, one-off operations. Such a stovepiped approach is extremely inefficient to develop and maintain, inconvenient for users, impedes data sharing and collaboration, and increases security risks. This primer will help executives understand the costs of fragmented identity management and how to make the business case for investments to create and participate in a more integrated, governmentwide system.
Writer: John Moore, jmwriter AT twcny DOT rr DOT com
Posted by John Zyskowski on Mar 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM0 comments
April 26 The Busy Executive: Wireless/Mobile Computing
Smartphones and other portable wireless computing devices are indispensable tools for government executives on the go. However, with the abundance of device and service plans available, executives face difficult choices in choosing the right options for their needs. In addition, the lack of an enterprise approach to these devices can mean high program costs and inadequate security provisions. This multi-part story package will include tips for choosing the right products and services, using the devices to manage effectively from the road, and managing for cost and security from an enterprise perspective.
Writer: Alan Joch, ajoch AT worldpath DOT net
Posted on Mar 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM0 comments
April 12 Emerging Technologies II: Cloud
Of the many IT services that will be available from the cloud, enterprise data storage may be one of the most straightforward IT operations to outsource and cost justify this way, but the move can also be a disaster in the making if done carelessly. Government readers will learn the five most important things they need to know about cloud storage to help decide if this option is right for them.
Writer: Brian Robinson, brian AT hullite DOT com
Posted on Feb 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM0 comments