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  • Exec Tech
    cloud network security

    Encryption challenges move to the cloud

    Cloud computing is expanding the data encryption and key management issues agencies face. 01/13/2014

  • Exec Tech
    computer network

    Agencies eye the possibilities of SDN

    Software-defined networking is still in its infancy, but science-oriented networks already see the potential. 12/16/2013

  • ExecTech
    Social Media Tree

    Social media: The next generation of archiving

    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. 11/25/2013

  • Cloud Computing
    keyhole digital

    10 steps toward FedRAMP compliance

    After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there. 10/21/2013

  • ExecTech
    iPhone fingerprint reader

    Biometrics go mobile

    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. 10/07/2013

  • Storage Technology
    memory chips

    Feds tiptoe toward in-memory computing

    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. 09/24/2013

  • ExecTech

    3 steps to make existing IT more agile

    Agile methodology can help agencies ensure that IT dollars are well spent by improving the maintenance of existing systems. 09/23/2013

  • ExecTech
    call center

    CRM: When C stands for citizen

    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headsets to communicate with customers is a common association for customer relationship management, but it is woefully outdated.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. 09/09/2013

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