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Do Cloud Standards exist? Can we trust them? Are we building our enterprise solutions on mere vapors? Kyle Gabhart of Web Age Solutions will explore these topics and many more in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Gabhart's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) New frontiers are exciting and full of seemingly limitless possibilities. Building momentum and gaining widespread support for new frontiers, on the other hand, is always a challenge. Perhaps one of the most important factors in gaining traction and mainstream adoption ... (more)

Homeland Security - Trusted Identities Realization for Government

Threat and fraud was once the sole domain of men in trench coats. However, they are now found in areas including employee screening, benefit claims, and identity theft. Marne E. Gordan, a Regulatory Analyst for IBM's Corporate Security Strategy Group, will explore these topics and bring the discussion to the everyday business environment in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Gordan's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) Threat and fraud are still at the forefront of Government homeland security, services and benefits efforts,... (more)

Cloud Computing - the Next Generation of IT: What, Why and How?

At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, will present a general session entitled "Cloud Computing - the Next Generation of IT: What, Why and How?" He will also present a breakout session where he will discuss "Public, Private, Hybrid Clouds." 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both of Lynn's sessions and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) Register Today and Save ! View Full Conference Schedule Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo About the Speaker Barry X Lynn is Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, Inc. He has a storied career in data center innovation and a deep understanding of ... (more)

Industry Experts Discuss the State of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer "With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of CEO and CTO opinions to get a sense of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center (November 2-4, 2009). Keene's take on what's driving Cloud Computing enterprise-wise is just one of several high-profile contributions. Those contributing to Geelan's impromptu survey include: RightScale CEO Michael Crandell; the Chairman & CEO of WaveMaker, Chris Keene; the CTO of GigaSpaces, Nati Shalom; Lew Cirne, Founder & CEO of New Relic; Mitchell Kertzman of Hummer Winblad Venture Partne... (more)

Cloud Computing on Gartner's Top 10 List and SYS-CON Events' 2010 Calendar

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali 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)

GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

Green Storage Journal In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions. BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% of the total energy supply in the UK and are the largest buyer of green electricity. Richard speaks of his projects across BT to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon by 2016 from 1996 levels. Stating “there are two simple ways of reducing Carbon emissions, by reducing consumption or to source En... (more)

Irish Government Warns on Cloud Computing

It’s a move that’s a bit of a setback to cloud computing, especially as governments around the world adopt cloud computing platforms to save money and institute efficiencies. The move I’m talking about is the Irish government’s recent warning to all government departments and public sector agencies that they shouldn’t buy cloud computing services without legal advice, according to a story I read. But while it’s a setback, I think it’s a move I can certainly understand. It was the Irish Department of Finance that sent out the e-mail warning, and the agency cited concerns over such issues as data protection, confidentiality and security and liability. The warning seems to go against Ireland’s intention to migrate to the cloud, as one of six key tech strategies to support a “smart” economy. The email seems, too, to be at odds with the new cloud computing centers that b... (more)

MXI Security Delivers Secure USB Device with Microsoft Windows

MIcrosoft Session at Cloud Expo MXI Security, a provider of managed portable security solutions, on Monday announced Stealth Zone based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded platform. Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009 delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows platform in a componentized form, and the secure USB desktop solution Stealth Zone offers government customers worldwide the ability to boot the operating system directly from an MXI USB security device. Eliminating the need for a virtualization layer, the native boot mechanism offers a leading user experience of any portable desktop solution currently available on the market. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! MXI Security’s innovative Stealth Zone platform satisfies the needs of government customers who are looking for a portable Windows Embedded-based ... (more)

Cloud Computing in Developing Countries

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo At the Digital Africa Summit 2010 in Kampala, Uganda, discussion is rightly focused on both telecommunications policy and economic development. Cloud computing is a topic heard among sidebar discussions, although it has yet to hit the mainstream of conference programming. We will bring a series of reports from Digital Africa – it is a very exciting group of people who truly have the best interests of Africa as their key objective. Kicked off by Dr. Gilbert Balibaseka Bukenya, Vice President of Uganda, the conference also included ministers of communications from Uganda, Niger, Cameroon, and Burkina Faso. Other nations are well represented with representatives from the private sector, government, and education. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! With that many politicians, you would think protocol would pre... (more)

CDC Software Acquires computility, a Cloud-Based SaaS Solution

CDC Software Corporation, a global provider of enterprise software applications and services, today announced it completed the acquisition of computility, a software as a service (SaaS) web-based association and membership management software solution, from privately held Alliance Technologies Inc., as part of its previously announced strategy to expand CDC Software’s offerings in the growing on-demand software market. The computility solution will be integrated into the CDC gomembers enterprise product line and will add new functionality to that platform with an association management software solution featuring integrated web modules and web collaboration tools for Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations. This solution, used by more than 100 NFP customers throughout the U.S., automates processes including membership, events services, communications and financials. CD... (more)

White House CIO Vivek Kundra Touts Cloud Computing

You see, this is the problem with the MSM and why they've lost their influence and credibility. That is, if one counts Business Week as part of the mainstream media. I do. What's my beef, you may ask? Well, it's the notion that Vivek Kundra, appointed U.S. Chief Information Officer by President Obama, has "$79 billion to spend on technology," in the words of a recent BW article. Whoa. Dude. Slow this down for me, please. The $79 billion figure is taken from Obama's proposed 2011 budget, and covers all Federal IT spending, 70 percent of which is spent "just to keep the lights on" according to one report. In fact, that number is probably closer to 90 percent. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Within the $79 billion--which is actually a slight reduction from the 2010 budget--there is a $50 million allocation for cross-governmental exper... (more)