Feds now looking to close 472 data centers by end of 2011; 962 by 2015.
State CIOs' influence is on the rise as state governments turn to them to help bring order during a time of economic upheaval, according to a survey released by NASCIO.
The move to virtualization and cloud computing means managers should deploy data center infrastructure management software to tie together the IT and facilities groups, according to IDC.
The ambitious and sometimes controversial former federal CIO had no shortage of big ideas for reforming government IT. But can they succeed without him?
Shuttering data centers and moving to the cloud can mean the loss of employees. But in some cases, agencies might need to hire more technical experts.
IT managers with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have extra data center space and want to get in the business of offering cloud-based or shared services to other federal agencies.
Power Assure and the CIA's In-Q-Tel have entered into a deal to derive more efficiency out of data centers.
The SRCOOL12k from Tripp provides a highly efficient way to cool hot spots that pop up all the time, especially in aging government buildings with many corridors, nooks and crannies.
A massive, 120-petabyte storage array could help improve predictions of natural disasters, suggests GCN Lab technology analyst Greg Crowe.
CIO says data-center consolidation, trimming of redundant applications, wireless devices and a cloud-based architecture are on the agenda.
Innovation doesn't create jobs -- less uncertainty about the economy does, former Federal Reserve System chief Alan Greenspan told a Washington, D.C., forum.
Water cooling could safeguard expanding data centers, but current liquid systems are not ready for prime time.