Enterprise Architecture


A unified communications company roster

Unified communications takes many forms, depending on its developer, from pervasive technology to app-orientation.

Cisco attempts to bring unity to unified communications with Jabber

Cisco Jabber, built from Jabber Inc. technology that Cisco acquired in 2008, attempts to bring unified communications solutions across platforms Macs, PCs, Nokia phones and tablets.

Is pervasive video ready for the enterprise?

Video is becoming increasingly valuable in the commercial sector and the enterprise is catching up, as Cisco provides a suite of creation and distribution products to deploy video across an organization.

Budget would boost IT spending, but 17 agencies face cuts

Eight agencies face cuts of more than 10 percent, as administration touts new technologies and targets underperforming programs and infrastructure costs.

Kundra: 25 percent of IT spending should to go to the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy calls for 25 percent of federal IT spending to go to the cloud, with data center consolidation helping to pay for it.

Running tab: Agency IT budgets at a glance

A quick look at the proposed IT budgets as reports on projected spending come in.

New software enables companies to privatize the cloud

Oracle has released software aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.

State IT diet: Consolidation, cloud and shared services

States pursue cloud computing and shared services to reduce costs while maintaining and even increasing delivery of services.

Are you ready for cloud services?

Take this needs assessement to see where your agency stands.

Army expects to save a bundle with e-mail move

The Army will start moving user accounts to its new enterprise e-mail service this month and expects to finish the job for 1.6 million accounts by year's end.

Will the BlackBerry PlayBook score with feds?

The expected release of the BlackBerry tablet computer this spring has government IT managers pondering the the impact of powerful tablet computers on their agencies.

DOD database would sift all network traffic for signs of attack

The vice commander of U.S. Cyber Command says participation in the joint database would be voluntary, but that it would produce a clearer view of cyber threats.

Shawn P. McCarthy

25-point plan paralysis? Build momentum with a few quick hits.

IT officials should start on federal CIO Vivek Kundra's 25-point IT plan with e-mail and shared services.

Ken Powell

Cobol doesn't belong in a museum

The Smithsonian’s forthcoming exhibit on Cobol is justified by the impact the programming language has had over the past five decades. But it still has a bright future.

Microsoft names next-gen Dynamics AX ERP solution

Microsoft announced the formal product name of its next-generation Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning solution at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference this week.