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June 30 2012

Wireless & Mobile Computing
The administration’s new digital strategy seeks to avoid costly mistakes of the past by getting in front of an IT megatrend – this time, mobile computing – with centralized acquisition, shared resources and common standards. How might these plans affect agencies’ current mobile plans, and what are the challenges, benefits and tradeoffs of coming up with a standard, government-wide strategy to a new technology like mobile.
Writer: John Moore, jmwriter4 AT gmail DOT com

Storage Virtualization
The aggressive adoption of server virtualization – as is happening at most agencies – often creates growing performance problems tied to shortcomings of the underlying storage infrastructure. Buying additional hardware can help combat this unintended consequence, but that diminishes server virtualization’s ROI. This story will explore a new approach that uses storage systems that are purposely designed to better accommodate today’s virtual server environments. Some vendors refer to these solutions as “storage hypervisors,” borrowing terminology from the server virtualization world.
Writer: John Zyskowski, jzyskowski AT 1105govinfo DOT com

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM


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