Network functions virtualization promises to save time and money by running components such as firewalls and intrusion detection as virtual machines.
Well-designed IaaS deployments can allow failures to happen without the customer and their users noticing.
Cloud computing is expanding the data encryption and key management issues agencies face.
Software-defined networking is still in its infancy, but science-oriented networks already see the potential.
Agencies have gotten into the habit of archiving email, but now they face the task of preserving another category of electronic documents: social media communications.
After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.
The iPhone's fingerprint scanner could usher in a new era of authentication for mobile devices, but agencies are a long way from abandoning pass codes.
The high cost and uncertainty of returns of in-memory computing platforms previously kept all but the most cash-flush organizations or agencies from exploring the technology, which allows rapid access to vast volumes of data.
Agile methodology can help agencies ensure that IT dollars are well spent by improving the maintenance of existing systems.
The image of an office full of call-center employees wearing headsets to communicate with customers is a common association for customer relationship management, but it is woefully outdated. Social media and big data are among the forces transforming CRM, and agencies are catching on.
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