Deloitte, Friday, December 31, 2010
As states confront the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, governors across the country find themselves forced to cut many vital programs and services. Against this backdrop, it’s difficult to encourage new investment; however, there is one issue that is too crucial to ignore: cybersecurity.
Harley Young, this is ha.rley.org, Monday, December 20, 2010
Public, private and hybrid clouds present tremendous opportunity for organizations to reduce costs, lower their carbon footprints and enable more fluid responses to the competing demands for information technology resources. Unfortunately, legacy organizational design may hamstring progress. This paper explores how cloud computing can help IT organizations—and especially those in the public sector—shift toward service and value driven organizations, identifies the evolutionary gap they must cross if they are to improve outcomes, and offers a 5-step plan to help even the most timid organizations take their first steps toward improved outcomes.
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Dean Wilson, TechEYE.net, Friday, December 10, 2010
The White house has announced that it is to close down over 800 of its federal data centres and move much of its work to the cloud by 2015.
Vivek Kundra, US Chief Information Officer, Thursday, December 9, 2010
Information technology should enable government to better serve the American people. But despite spending more than $600 billion on information technology over the past decade, the Federal Government has achieved little of the productivity improvements that private industry has realized from IT. Too often, Federal IT projects run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. Many projects use “grand design” approaches that aim to deliver functionality every few years, rather than breaking projects into more manageable chunks and demanding new functionality every few quarters. In addition, the Federal Government too often relies on large, custom, proprietary systems when “light technologies” or shared services exist.