How The UK Government Trying To Save Money With The Cloud

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How The UK Government Trying To Save Money With The Cloud The UK Government have been long-time proponents of the cloud. As a result of their great belief in the technology they introduced G-Cloud in 2012; the service aims to make procurement easier for public sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom Government –

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What Is Holding Healthcare From Existing Completely In The Cloud?

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What is Holding Healthcare from Existing Completely in the Cloud? A significant portion of our lives are “moving to the cloud.” Many of us no longer have shelves of movies and musical albums. Spotify and Netflix have nearly eliminated that concept. Checkbooks, photo albums, notes-to-self, and school materials have all floated away into the digital

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Federal Agencies Moving To The Cloud: Bellwether Report

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Federal Agencies moving to the Cloud: Bellwether report shares Feds’ progress and collective wisdom. In December 2010, the U.S. Government’s Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra issued a 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, designed to streamline and modernize the Government’s use of IT, primarily by shifting three “must-move” services to the

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Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations On School Cloud Providers

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Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations on School Cloud Providers The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to hear today a measure that would prevent cloud providers from using student data for most commercial purposes. The measure, which is similar to recently approved legislation in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Arizona would prohibit

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Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

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Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to

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Cybercrimes And The Growing Importance Of SDN Technology

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Last months Cloud Security Alliance Central Eastern Europe Summit gave a good opportunity to learn about the Cloud Computing market in areas of Europe that are less reviewed. The congress, held in the center of the old city of Ljubljana, provided interesting mixture of Information Security professionals along with various cloud providers and end users

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Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT

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Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT  Recent NASA audit report brings an interesting perspective on IT & Cloud Governance. A recent report from the office of the inspector general of NASA regarding the adoption of cloud computing technologies across the organization provide an interesting look at the phases NASA is going in cloud computing adoption.

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ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution

ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution After Edward Snowden exposed the US government’s ingenious plan to monitor every major web platform in existence, including Facebook, Twitter and even Microsoft, trust in Cloud Storage security has come down to an all time low. However, with Google coming with a free encryption service for its clients, UK-based

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Cloud Infographic: FBI’s Magic Lantern

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Cloud Infographic: FBI’s Magic Lantern With much of the discussion over the past several weeks surrounding government spy programs on the general public. We find this to be a suitable infographic surrounding some of the concerns we face. Infographic Source: MobiStealth

Has The Public Gotten Use To Privacy Violations?

Has The Public Gotten Use To Privacy Violations? We keep talking about how we want to keep our privacy in this new world of information sharing and consumption but that is getting increasingly hard to do. The governments of the free world understand the value of information monitoring and know the merits of not trusting

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How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers

How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers Virtualization brings numerous security issues apart from the enormous benefits and productivity. Most of the organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud just because of the massive security vulnerabilities of cloud computing. Hypervisor, which is used in any virtualization environment to elevate the virtual

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How One City Embraced Virtualization As The Key To Success

How One City Embraced Virtualization as the Key to Success “The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”                                                                                                –  Daniel P. Moynihan (1927-2003), American politician. You won’t normally associate government with speedy decision-making, especially as regards to the adoption of a new paradigm. Fortunately, things have been different

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Australia Follows US, UK Lead In Embracing The Cloud Nationally

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Australia Follows US, UK Lead in Embracing the Cloud Nationally The Land Down Under has finally prioritized the use of cloud computing for public bureaucracy, albeit a notch lower than the dedicated approach by two economic powers, on either side of the Atlantic. The Aussie approach of the cloud niche is one of gradual adoption,

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Tech Experts Advise Canada To Stop Playing Second Fiddle To The Spying Issue On Its Cloud

Tech Experts Advise Canada to Stop Playing Second Fiddle to the Spying Issue on Its Cloud Since early last decade, 2001 to be exact, following the terrorist attacks on US soil, the Canadian cloud scene has seen the laws that followed the disaster play out against it. According to a recent cloud conference in Ottawa

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