Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing

Army-tested tips for data center consolidation

The Army is tackling challenges in downsizing and quantifying savings, and its successes so far could help other agencies.

5 Kundra plans: Which ones have staying power?

The ambitious and sometimes controversial former federal CIO had no shortage of big ideas for reforming government IT. But can they succeed without him?

Tech's future is managing data, not devices

The focus on leveraging 'big data' will drive agencies toward buying more pre-integrated IT solutions.

Jim McHugh

How to avoid overdoing it with desktop virtualization

Agencies should avoid the trap of trying to do too much too soon with desktop virtualization, writes Jim McHugh, senior vice president of global marketing at NComputing.

NASA's in-house talent builds cloud

NASA's technology pros played a leading role in building the agency's cloud computing environment for science and engineering applications.

4 steps to take before buying cloud services

When moving to the cloud, agencies need to know the right questions to ask their vendor, says CBP's Wolf Tombe.

Pay off your private cloud -- by sharing it

Agencies that want to build private clouds for hire need to master some new capital planning and service management skills.

How to make the cloud a data cupboard

Many factors go into choosing the right storage application and service provider to reap the benefits of storing data in the cloud.

GSA contracts enable migration to cloud: Davie

Procurement contracts currently available to federal agencies cover about 90 percent of what they need to purchase products and services to migrate to the cloud, a GSA official told a cloud computing conference.

VA to try cloud-based collaboration tech for doctors

The Veterans Affairs Department is experimenting with cloud solutions that may eventually be extended to more than 100,000 medical personnel.

Kundra: 'IT cartel' holds back government efficiency

Former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra provoked an outcry with an editorial claiming that major federal contractors are holding back progress in updating federal technology.

What happened to SOA?

Accenture's CTO reflects on the winding path of technological innovation.

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