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4 waves of cloud: Are agencies along for the ride?

The public sector has moved toward cloud computing, but has it been enough of a catalyst to ensure interoperability?

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Discount cloud: Market lets agencies tap unused capacity

NJVC and Virtustream will give public-sector agencies an automated way to compare the cost of cloud provider services via a Web portal.

Lockheed offers agencies a cloud storefront

Agencies can receive cloud services from Lockheed's private and community clouds or cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.

The 10 biggest doubts executives and IT managers have about the cloud

What do IT leaders have confidence in? Not government regulations, exit strategies or data privacy, according to a new survey.

How Virginia agencies' CRM speeds services, cuts costs

Agencies speed up delivery of services, retire outdated software and systems and redeploy staff to other tasks by standardizing on Microsoft Dynamics.

DOE Idaho Lab moves to Google Apps for Gov

Lab officials expect the new tools to improve collaboration among its employees, helping them to share IT infrastructure, resources and applications.

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Archive service may have answer

Sonian File Archive offers a secure way to store files in the cloud.

DOT agency takes mission-critical database to the cloud

The Transportation Department is migrating applications connected with the agency's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to Virtustream's FISMA-certified cloud data center.

Moving encryption to the enterprise edge involves trade-offs

DOE is using a cloud-based appliance to handle encryption of unclassified e-mail, but the solution is not for everybody.

Cities expected to spend $4.8B on big data and cloud by 2017

Communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role for city governments over the next five years, according to Pike Research.

D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

The new cameras can be monitored via smart phone, freeing security personnel from their monitors.

CIA venture arm targets a secure cloud platform

Following last month’s agreement with Adaptive Computing to develop a cloud operating system, In-Q-Tel invests in Huddle’s secure cloud platform.

Mission-critical apps need major overhaul for the cloud, feds say

Custom-built applications pose a barrier to cloud migration, according to 45 percent of fed IT managers surveyed in new MeriTalk report

One-stop cloud marketplace open for feds

NJVC has unveiled a multi-cloud broker service for the federal government that will let agencies try, design and price an array of services from cloud providers before committing to large-scale migration.

In use in-house, company will offer encryption-as-a-service to defense, intell community

Exceptional Software is using CipherCloud to securely move its own CRM and e-mail to the cloud, and plans to offer the technology to its defense and intelligence customers for use in private clouds.