Taking stock of top 10 lists

Do Gartner's annual lists of top technologies hit the mark or miss the boat? We look back over the years to find out.

IT Modernization

New options for never-say-die IT

Server virtualization can help agencies mimic premium business continuity capabilities for a fraction of the price, but some work is required.

IT Modernization

Technology: Subsidized mobile devices and other hot concepts in 2012

By offering a stipend and a secure network connection, agencies will welcome employees' personal devices at work.

Disaster recovery goes virtual

Business continuity capabilities don’t have to be gold-plated to get the job done anymore.

2012 forecast: Pressure builds across gov IT

25 IT, policy and management challenges that could disrupt your operations.

Shutdown fatigue sets in

The latest threats for a government shutdown are ringing hollow as Congress tones down the confrontation.

IT Modernization

Hadoop cuts big data down to size

The open-source software has unmatched analytical chops, but it is hardly a free ride.

IT Modernization

Critics say government plays pretend with petitions

Frustrated users of Obama's new online petition site ask what's the point?

IT Modernization

Debate: Is government's accountability obsession ill-suited to agile development?

Two experts agree that agile development can work at agencies, but they see different problems that must be addressed.

IT Modernization

Please, don't send it to the printer

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

Workforce

Lawmakers expand target of contractor pay-cap proposal

Calls are growing to extend a contractor pay cap to all employees, not just top executives.

Digital Government

No smart phone for you! Not yet anyway.

Agency IT shops are struggling to meet user demands for wireless mobile devices.

IT Modernization

5 steps for easing gadgets into the enterprise

These steps can help agency IT departments gain the upper hand on the smartphones and tablets invading the enterprise.

Workforce

5 tips for managing in tough times

Veteran government IT leaders offer tips for keeping projects on track in the face of staff and budget cuts.

IT Modernization

Tech's future is managing data, not devices

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

IT Modernization

Lessons for the enterprise from HP's tablet adventure

Hewlett-Packard's exit from the tablet computer market proves instructive for agency IT managers pondering their next mobile computing move.

IT Modernization

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.

Cybersecurity

The danger of misconstruing the most serious security threats

The industry's propensity to call any sophisticated hacking job a form of advanced persistent threat hurts agencies more than it helps.

Cybersecurity

Anatomy of the attack on RSA

Here's a look at how a sophisticated attack against cybersecurity vendor RSA and other defense contractors unfolded.

IT Modernization

Are cool gadgets a go for government?

The Veterans Affairs Department and other agencies are trying to resolve the security and management issues that have inhibited the use of tablet PCs and smart phones in the workplace.

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