Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing

John Monroe

No need to rush the transition to the cloud

The Defense Authorization bill makes it even more important for federal acquisition officials to learn how to craft sound cloud procurements.

Take two: Interior to reopen contract for cloud services

The Interior Department will reopen bids to move its 88,000 email users to the cloud.

Smithsonian gets dedicated funds for digitization and new media

The Smithsonian Institution is expanding use of digitization, Web, mobile and social media as part of its strategic plan.

Atmospheric agency tracks a different kind of cloud

NOAA becomes the largest federal agency to move its email to the cloud.

VA mulls moving telecomm to the cloud

The Veterans Affairs Department is asking for industry input on the feasibility of ditching its PBX in favor of cloud-based telephony.

Army enterprise e-mail, DOD cloud: What happens next?

The defense authorization bill would put potentially time-sensitive technology plans on hold for DOD -- maybe for better, more likely for worse.

Defense bill threatens data center, enterprise e-mail efforts

The 2012 defense bill contains language that could block DOD-DISA partnerships in cloud and enterprise e-mail.

Do you succumb to mouse rage?

How many computer users ever yell at their machines? Maybe more than you would guess.

VanRoekel: Citizens expect more digital interaction with government

With the emergence of a Facebook Nation, Americans have come to expect more digital interaction with their government, says Obama's chief information officer.

William Corrington

The hidden complexities of cloud-based e-mail

Agencies should develop service-level agreements that address more than system uptime.

International meeting shows universality of IT priorities

The key themes of the International Council for Technology in Government Administration’s 45th annual conference sound familiar to Americans.

Cloud providers get security standards under new program

The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to accelerate the cloud migration process for agencies and establish security guidelines for vendors.

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