Virtual desktops have gone from an interesting idea to a technology agencies embrace in increasingly large deployments. To move to virtual machines, however, requires a fresh look at security, standardization and the skills of your IT employees.
Border agency is using agile software development to incrementally improve its Document Image System.
Agencies are ramping up efforts to reach the public via mobile technology, and finding that the endeavor is not as simple as it might look. Questions such as which mobile platform is best suited for the job are important to answer correctly.
By taking humans out of the equation, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication holds great promise for agencies that need to collect and analyze large amounts of data. However, it's not always easy to implement.
Posting spreadsheets to Data.gov is no longer enough. Agencies are increasingly using open data — their own and from other sources — in pursuit of core missions.
Gartner futurist provides advice for agencies hoping to cut through the buzzwords.
For high-end applications and virtualization projects that depend on reliable storage, flash technology offers a tantalizing solution. The technology's speed and performance come at a price, though. Read about the trade-offs and some places in government where flash storage is proving useful.
Much of the wireless spectrum coveted for next-generation broadband is currently used by federal agencies. The pressure to share -- or move -- is building.
A prefab approach to changing needs can help agencies quickly boost their IT capacity and save energy, but it's not for everyone.
The open-source tool simplifies big-data management, but don't think of it as just another means of data analysis, experts say. In the right application, Hadoop frees users to explore information in whole new ways.
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