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3 tips on e-mail consolidation

State CIOs who have finished e-mail consolidation projects suggest starting small, communicating widely and considering a tiered services approach.

SQL Server 2012 available for purchase

Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 has been released.

New in cloud: Brokers that let you select providers by the job

The emergence of cloud brokers can aid government agencies in purchasing cloud services and facilitate cross-platform integration and communication, industry experts say.

How Michigan's consolidation plan kept wolverines from the door

Over the past decade, Michigan's Department of Information Technology has cut costs by consolidating resources and standardizing its approach to better meet the needs of the state's agencies.

Who's on first: Ranking the best U.S. cities online

Cities are getting better at what they offer people online, with social media the biggest new trend, a University of Illinois at Chicago study finds. Which cities come out on top?

Integrated services? The cloud alone isn't enough.

Agencies will need to deploy cloud and service-oriented architectures together to achieve integrated services and greater information exchange across agencies and organizations, government and industry experts say.

FOSE 2012 serves up 5 courses of hot tech

FOSE offers five conferences in one: program slices on cloud computing, cybersecurity, mobile computing, defense innovation and records management.

Big data's target: Users

Government should follow the private sector's lead in making use of big data but focus on improving performance and efficiency "with less effort and pain," GSA's Dave McClure told a Washington audience.

LulzSec Reborn? Military dating data dump may be work of reformed group

A band of hackers calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" exposed the usernames and passwords of more than 170,000 subscribers to an online military dating service March 25. Or has it?

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

Supercomputing takes new direction at Oak Ridge

The metamorphosis of Jaguar into Titan marks a new architecture design path, and it will give scientists a powerful new research tool.

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Government cloud gets personal -- and Siri-ous

When the government cloud meets the burgeoning consumer cloud, service to the citizen should look more like Siri to the citizen.

Farm Service Agency looks to the cloud for imagery data

The Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency is investigating how geospatial imagery data can be delivered via cloud-based Web services.

FTC recommends Do Not Track be voluntary -- or else

The commission calls for greater regulation of data brokers and a Do-Not-Track option that could be made law if not adopted voluntarily.

SAS' analytics software can extend big data's reach

Visual Analytics lets users analyze and visualize massive amounts of data in near-real time and share with others via the Web or iPad (and soon, Android) devices.