IEEE Cloud Computing, Thursday, July 31, 2014
Overall, it is critical to have common architectures that are interchangeable, interoperable, and interconnected for successful cloud services and applications. Common architecture translates into real business, real jobs, real dollars, real advancements in technology, and ultimately benefits the end consumer. So let us all move towards a more interchangeable, interoperable, and interconnected environment for cloud computing.
Hannah Breeze, Channelnomics, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In its Surveillance Costs: The NSA’s Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom and Cybersecurity report, the New America Foundation (NAF) claims U.S. cloud firms have borne the brunt of the NSA scandal.
Brad Smith, Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
On Thursday Microsoft will oppose the U.S. government at a hearing in federal court in New York, arguing that it can't force American tech companies to turn over customer emails stored exclusively in company data centers in other countries. This dispute should be important to you if you use email, because it could well turn on who owns your email—you or the company that stores it in the cloud.
Jack Moore, Nextgov, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Total federal IT spending now tops more than $80 billion annually, but agencies are still stuck with the same sluggish, even “calcified” approach to federal buying they’ve been saddled with for years. True solutions to the problem, however, will probably be found in a broad overhaul of the acquisition system writ large -- not a fragmented focus on information technology.
Simon Davies, The Privacy Surgeon, Monday, July 28, 2014
The ruling reflects an emerging Europe-wide position amongst regulators that Google’s business model must fundamentally change if the company is to achieve compliance with EU law.
Business Cloud News, Friday, July 25, 2014
The lack of guidance and clarity surrounding the new G-Cloud Security Approach and the recently changed Government Security Classifications will likely further hinder adoption of cloud services in the UK public sector...
Rod Trent, WindowsITPro, Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal's Dennis Berman interviewed Microsoft's General Counsel, Brad Smith, on Wednesday. In the interview, Brad lays out the issues the industry is facing because of aggressive and intrusive governments worldwide.
Rachael King, WSJ CIO Jornal, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
As the U.S. government agencies begin to rely more on cloud applications, networks are becoming a bottleneck. Without budgets to purchase more bandwidth, agencies are exploring technologies such as software defined networking which can potentially lower costs and make networks more efficient.