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The President showed respect for something many American's may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that "we’re connecting community colleges with local employers to train workers to fill high-paying jobs like coding, a...
By Bob Gourley The FBI just posted the first official written articulation of why they believe North Korea is linked to the ongoing Sony Hack. As someone who has worked with FBI investigators in the past I have to tell you they do not go public like this unless they have evidence. It ...
Sitting through a number of presentations at various cyber conferences recently I’m struck that many enterprises cyber security planning comes down to having ‘the best people’ doing really pretty boring jobs. Jobs like keeping software updated, tracking down holes in the firewalls, wai...
By Anup Ghosh Editor’s note: As an advisor to Invincea I closely track not only their capabilities but the context they provide the community. Anup Ghosh, CEO of Invincea published well reasoned context on the Sony Hack at the Invincea blog, it is reposted below for your conside...
For more than a decade we have heard constant warnings about the coming of “cyber war” and “cyber terrorism.” The prophets of cyber doom have promised that cyber attacks are just around the corner that will be on par with natural disasters or the use of weapons of mass destruction. Wit...
The book The Cyber Threat was written to provide business and government executives insight into the nature of the dynamic adversaries attacking our networks. Understanding the Cyber Threat is critical to preparing your defenses prior to attack and also instrumental in mounting a de...
"It's been many years. But whenever Sept 11 occurs, I remember where I was that day -- in the SYS-CON offices, watching the disasters on the computer monitors. And I always think about your reaction to it all -- how much you love this country, and how horrified you were. I also always ...
On January 19, Carahsoft hosted a webinar on Big Data success in government with Bob Gourley and Omer Trajman of Cloudera.  Bob began by explaining the current state of Big Data in the government.  There are 4 areas of significant activity in Big Data. Federal integrators are making la...
Our next upcoming best practices white paper is going to be called ‘Cloud Computing and the Drummond Report‘ – A special feature on how Cloud might be employed to help realize many of the cost-saving goals recommended.
Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of serving with a team of volunteers from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as we dove deep into topics associated with Cloud Computing and the Intelligence Community. National security technologists have long been tho...
NIST has released a major revision to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). The public draft of the Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations provides a set of security standards that are meant to help protect government agencies...
Partnership Expands Distribution of HiSoftware's Content-aware Compliance Solutions to Customers in the United KingdomLondon, UK and Nashua, NH - March 8, 2012 - HiSoftware Inc., a provider of content-aware compliance and security solutions, today announced Zero Barriers, a leading clo...
For the workshop we’re organizing for the Drummond Report project, it’s going to be held at the Social Innovation Centre in Toronto. This is very apt because one headline theme of this report is ‘Social Impact Bonds’, the biggest and most radical idea in the wor...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Wee...
Secaucus, NJ, March 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- ZT Systems, a leading provider of customized server hardware solutions, today announced a range of new server platforms featuring the powerful Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. Joined with ZT’s custom design, integ...
As cloud models start to become more mature, a new subset of models have started to create niche markets. One of these models is community clouds, which is aimed at simplifying cloud services for specific industries such as finance, healthcare or government. The benefit is that these e...
TeamDrive 3.0 will help enterprises implement Bring Your Own Device policies without worrying about leaking confidential data or intellectual property when employees access files on the go Hannover, Germany - March 6th 2012 - Enterprise cloud synchronization provider TeamDrive today re...
Is the US Patriot Act a red herring? Some European countries, as well as Brazil and China, have been using the U.S. Patriot Act as an excuse to set up barriers for the transfer of data into the U.S., but according to Business Software Alliance CEO Robert Holleyman, those countries have...
We have previously provided a Quickstart guide to standing up Rackspace cloud servers (and have one for Amazon servers as well). These are very low cost ways of building reliable, production ready capabilities for enterprise use (commercial and government).  
Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also sea...
Munich, March 1st, 2012 - K2, the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow on the Microsoft platform, and ABBYY Europe, a leader in document conversion and intelligent data extraction, today announced their strategic collaboration.The objective of this partnership is to...
SafeNet, a global leader in data protection, today announced its LicensingLive London 2012 event for professionals in software licensing and monetization. The one day conference will address a best of both worlds strategy for transitioning to cloud service delivery models enabled by so...
Insurance Company Turns to Telematics to Help its Customers Enhance Vehicle and Driver Safety, and Manage Risk on the RoadIpswich, UK - February 29, 2012 - Trimble announced today that it is partnering with Equity Red Star, one of the UK's largest insurers. Trimble's in-vehicle telemat...
First base stations using Huawei's TD-LTE solution go live in London Borough of Southwark UK Broadband, the UK's largest holder of 4G spectrum, has today announced that it has switched on its first 4G LTE system in London. This is the first TD-LTE 3.5GHz deployment in the world and the...
delete tablet When you’re traveling you carry devices. I’ve got my smart phone, of course, to keep connected via e-mail and text and, if need be, voice. But I also carry my tablet and the old stand-by, my laptop. Because writing a blog post on my tablet or smart phone just isn’t my ...
New York, NY, February 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, has initiated registration for its first “paperless+” ann...
So LTE is becoming the big trend in mobile communications throughout the region, browsing, social networking and other Internet applications being benefited by the new technology create expectations above levels never seen before. But when a new generation of cellular architecture is i...
For our upcoming Drummond Report event and white paper, we will be sharing a team effort to write ‘Canada’s Data Strategy’. Pls contribute through comments to this article… The goal of this initiative is to establish Canada as a world leader in the field of Clou...
The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. The University College London is preforming d...
The FOSE conference is an annual conference in DC that combines offers novel approaches to government technology solutions. Come meet some great government technologists, hear success stories and get excited for the next wave of public and private technological innovations. Find FOSE o...
The fundamental capability of our MaaS solution set is “Cloud 2.0”. Coined by kloudtrack primarily refers to an integrated blend of: Social media Open data innovation Back-end legacy system application In short it marries the emergent new online world of Twitter, Linkedin et al, and th...
Last week SunGard announced the opening of a Canadian data centre to host Canadian cloud environments. This simple announcement spread like wildfire through social media for one major reason, the Patriot Act. It seems like there are 2 sides when it comes to discussions around the Patri...
CloudStore, the G-Cloud application procurement site, was launched by the UK government this week to give small businesses in the UK the ability to compete with larger IT companies for contracts with the public sector, according to this ZDNet article. The CloudStore launched with 257 c...
Next month I’ll be speaking at the OMG Public Sector Cloud Council Summit, on a topic of ‘Hybrid SaaS – Platform for Software as a Service in the Public Sector’. This will enable some government agencies to provide applications on a SaaS basis to other agencies,...
Next month I’ll be speaking at the OMG Public Sector Cloud Council Summit, on a topic of ‘Hybrid SaaS – Platform for Software as a Service in the Public Sector’. This will enable some government agencies to provide applications on a SaaS basis to other agencies, and to make this relev...
The Drummond Report calls for a number of transformational changes, and what is particularly exciting to see is their desire for this to come through modern policy ideas too. The theme of our Social Cloud program highlights the focus on ‘Social Impact Bonds‘, a new techniqu...
It’s quite curious to see the large amount of cloud innovation events that seem to be constantly ongoing across the US and globally, from VMworld to Cloud Expo. How can 2 countries that are so close geographically have such different views on Cloud? Most would argue it is because...
Our next upcoming best practices white paper is going to be called ‘Cloud Computing and the Drummond Report‘ – A special feature on how Cloud might be employed to help realize many of the cost-saving goals recommended. One of the headline topics is how to build “...
Let's face it right now the cloud is pretty immature. The level of automation and management of these environments are analogous to the early assembly lines, but it won't be this way long. This is not the industrial revolution and it moves at a wicked fast pace. Before we know it the n...
Our next best practices white paper and workshop is going to be ‘Cloud Computing and the Drummond Report‘. This is a dramatic report recently published to chronicle the fiscal position of the Province of Ontario, with a comprehensive list of recommendations for what reforms are need...