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Cloud brokerages get popular, but are they ready for prime time?

A self-service Web portal that lets state agencies in Texas choose cloud services from a marketplace of providers could serve as a model for federal agencies.

FBI warns of drive-by attacks from Reveton virus

The ransomware can download from a compromised website and freeze a user's computer, demanding that they pay a 'fine.'

When Mars Curiosity landing spiked online traffic, NASA was ready

Officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory used Amazon Web Services to stream video and images from the landing, knowing they could shut it down afterward.

Shawn P. McCarthy

Why rebuilding your architecture from scratch could be the best bet

Cloud computing, virtualized IT, an information-consuming public and demands from to do more with less are forcing agency IT shops to rethink their approach.

NYPD, Microsoft unveil all-seeing downtown surveillance system

The Domain Awareness System analyzes data from thousands of cameras, sensors and crime databases in real time, delivering a comprehensive view of threats and activity.

4 tips for making the leap to unified computing

Alaska's enterprise architect offers tips for overcoming migration hurdles to deploying so-called fabric or unified computing.

Unified computing makes Alaska smaller, faster, more secure

A private cloud based on unified computing technology has turned Alaska's IT unit into a versatile services provider for the state.

They send sensitive data to cloud, even if they don't trust security

A survey of managers finds that a majority have little or no knowledge of how their providers protect their data.

NCI gets agile in developing mobile website

IT leaders decided against responsive design, at least for now, but embraced agile development.

Many gov IT managers unsure about cloud strategy, study finds

Government organizations spending on cloud computing tend to be those that have dealt frist with foundation issues such as enterprise and services-oriented architectures, according to the IDC Government Insights report.

How one agency followed its users onto the mobile Web

The National Cancer Institute's website wasn't mobile friendly, but that didn't stop visits via mobile devices from increasing fivefold in six months.

4 major cities launch shared data portal

Cities.data.gov features data sets from Chicago, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.

Microsoft’s Outlook.com an ideal tool for telecommuters

More than simply replacing Hotmail, the service puts just about every working function you need into one place.

Cloud mapping tools to aid first responders during disasters

Esri's GIS public information maps will be made accessible on Microsoft's cloud-based disaster portal.

License plate scanners: Useful tools, but what about all that data?

The systems, which can capture up to thousands of images per hour, are increasingly popular with police but are raising privacy conerns.