In a fast-moving discussion panel to round off an intense day of breakout
sessions that is due to kick off with a keynote on Enterprise Cloud Computing
by the Deputy CIO of the CIA, a SYS-CON.TV "Power Panel" at the 1st Annual
Government IT Expo on October 6 in Washington DC will seek among other topics
to match emerging federal cloud computing requirements against emerging
capabilities from cloud providers to reveal the most advisable course of
action for Federal decision makers. It will be moderated by Jeremy Geelan,
GovIT Expo Conference Chair.
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About the Panelists:
Bob Gourley - Crucial Point
Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), ... (more)
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently completed online survey highlights the complex, often
contrasting, thought process of IT decision makers regarding cloud computing.
While security and integration issues are clearly users' biggest fears about
cloud computing, these concerns have not dissuaded companies from
implementing cloud-based... (more)
I'm happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of
the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep
dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies
leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being held October 6,
2009 in Washington, DC, builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing
Expo. Data storage, security and software services are among the major themes
of the technical program.
During one of the event sessions, I will also do a presentation on recent
developments in Tactical Cloud Computing. This technology branch refers to
the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of
localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Use
cases could include:
“Cloudbursting” to support cyclic data processing requirements;
Establishing a... (more)
Gartner analysts today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that
will be strategic for most organizations in 2010. Gartner defines a strategic
technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise
in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a
high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major
dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
"These technologies impact the organization's long-term plans, programs and
initiatives. They may be strategic because they have matured to broad market
use or because they enable strategic advantage from early adoption.
"Companies should factor the top 10 technologies into their strategic
planning process by asking key questions and making deliberate decisions
about them during the next two years," said David... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
The Right Honorable Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas
arrived in Cat Cay on Saturday, February 13, 2010 to begin the 75th
Anniversary Celebration of Cat Cay.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Hon. O.A.T. Tommy Turnquest MP and Mrs.
Turnquest, Minister of National Security.
Recently, Geospatial Intelligence Forum Magazine asked me for my thoughts on
the role of cloud computing in the future of geospatial intelligence.My
response was recently published in their December 2010 print issue and
"In my opinion, Cloud computing is the future of geospatial intelligence.
Through the processing, exploitation and dissemination process, GEOINT links
data about a specific place to a specific time. The goal of this linkage is
to create actionable information, and success is often a matter of having
sufficient information technology resources. While cloud computing is not a
revolution in technology, it does represent a step change in how IT resources
are provisioned, accessed, manipulated and consumed. If leveraged properly,
this new approach will greatly enhance our ability to create actionable
Cloud computing also represents an ine... (more)
The creative use of social networking tools, which offer rich media sharing,
integrated communications, and information exposure, are helping to stimulate
government operational efficiency and transparency, according to leading
independent research and advisory firm, Government Insights, an IDC company.
The new Government Insights research report, Social Networking and Takin'
Care of Business Every Way (Doc #GI215803) reveals that social networking
applications have established a foothold in private enterprises and the
public sector alike. A recent IDC survey found that more than 15% of
government/education responders worldwide are posting to blogs or wikis
and/or participating in social networking to conduct business. While less
pervasive than some private industries, governments are increasingly adopting
Web 2.0 applications to respond to transparency mandates and... (more)
" I don't think anyone who has gotten an American education is really
antibusiness," Melih Abdulhayoglu told BusinessWeek for their cover story
this week, surveying business leaders' opinions of President Obama's
performance in office.
Entire BusinessWeek story: CEOs Rate Obama's Performance
Melih Abdulhayoglu's comments
Cluster Resources, the company behind the Moab unified intelligent automation
technology that's pretty much a commonplace in the world's top
supercomputers, finds its business turning increasingly commercial so it's
changed its name to Adaptive Computing.
It thinks that Cluster Resources may be a bit narrow and that as Adaptive
Computing it reflects the data centers and private and public cloud
environments it's also involved in.
Since 2007 half its revenue has been coming from the commercial sector. At
the same time it's managing 12 of the world's 20 largest computing
installations and other data- and compute-intensive environments.
The rebranding, its second actually, merely signals the eight-year-old
company's expanded scope of operations.
There will be two business units: one, dubbed Cluster Resources, for HPC
servicing its stock-in-trade techy clients, the oth... (more)
Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or
using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet
technologies (see suggested examples below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The
Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)
I am happy to announce my involvement as both instigator and moderator in an
upcoming roundtable discussion on Global Governmental Cloud Computing
coordinated by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and
GTEC 2009 on October 6th in Ottawa, Canada.
The purpose of this by invitation meeting is to provide an international
forum for leading government CIOs and CTOs to discuss the opportunities and
challenges of implementing cloud computing solutions in the public sector. We
expect a total of 20 to 25 leading international government representatives
to participate in the discussions.
The sessions will be moderated by Reuven Cohen (me) and will include opening
remarks by Jirka Danek, Chief Technology Officer, Public Works and Government
The event will include round table discussions among the foreign and Canadian
government representati... (more)