InfoSecurity Magazine, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has analyzed the current state of government clouds in 23 European countries and developed a framework of ten recommendations for the secure deployment of governmental clouds.
Derek du Preez, Computerworld UK, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The government has launched its recently announced Digital Services Framework with some 183 suppliers signed to the agreement, with the hope that it will help Whitehall better tackle the digital by default agenda.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Internet can profoundly impact the learning experience and personal development of students. The latest generation of internet applications are being offered at low cost and great ease of use. Many schools are using these application for student and teacher email, online content creation and collaboration.
Reinhard Posch - CIO Federal Government Austria, FutureGov, Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Governments are among the biggest ICT users with huge scalability and reliability demands. They are under constant cost reduction pressure in austerity times. Can cloud computing address these challenges and provide opportunities to improve public administration?
Jane McCallion, CloudPro, Thursday, November 07, 2013
Scott Fletcher, the founder of IaaS provider ANS Group and a former advisor to Chancellor George Osborne, has slammed the attitude of Government departments, claiming they are wasting money on internal IT systems instead of embracing the cloud.
Archana Venkatraman, ComputerWeekly, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The fourth version of the supplier framework UK government cloud – G-Cloud 4 (G4) – has gone live, aiming to provide more small and medium-sized enterprises the opportunity to win government IT contracts.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
With increasing concerns around privacy in the cloud, codes of conduct may help to to restore public sector confidence
The Chertoff Group
Thursday, October 03, 2013
On June 7th, 2013, The Washington Post and The Guardian published articles on the depth and scale of US data surveillance programs. Their publication could not have been better timed for the European Union (EU) officials and Members of European Parliament (MEPs) debating the future of European data protection regulations. The European Commission debated the measure for over a year prior to the release of its proposal in January 2012. Debate among MEPs and members of the European Council continued in Strasbourg and Brussels shortly before the United States published details of its PRISM intelligence program.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
As cloud adoption continues to grow, it is becoming apparent that government regulations and cloud usage don’t always work in harmony. While the cloud is sometimes viewed as a type of panacea for data storage, improved operational efficiencies, and application access, taking advantage of it in the public sector can present some major challenges – especially considering the sensitive nature of the data and the various government regulations put in place to protect it.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
A recent study conducted by SafeGov.org found broad support for the idea that children using cloud services at school may require enhanced protections to comply with European privacy standards. The study drew on in-depth interviews with over a dozen representatives from European Data Protection Authorities, as well as a number of European Commission officials who were involved in the development of data protection policies. “The use of commercial cloud services by public organizations in Europe is growing, and while the benefits of such adoption are indisputable—ease of use, cost and simplicity—the public sector contains certain particularly vulnerable user populations whose privacy requires special protection,” the report summarized.