Special Report

Cloud security still remains one of the main stumbling blocks for some agencies, even as they race to identify potential cloud projects. And yet, experts say, security in the cloud is becoming a nonissue. Here’s why.
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Success in the cloud, like any new IT installation, requires careful planning and support. Here are the top issues that IT managers must consider before, during and after a cloud implementation.
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Government CIOs have several cloud success stories to share. Experts explain what the ones with the best return on investment have in common.
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Private clouds are poised to take on more importance as IT executives increasingly believe that tomorrow’s infrastructure will be a hybrid one.
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In April, cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services suffered an outage that lasted as long as five days for some customers. Although some critics say the outage proves that it’s too risky for the government to rely on cloud computing, other experts say the outage can show the government how to improve cloud implementations in the long run.
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