Enterprise Architecture

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0 beta released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new beta test version of its desktop virtualization solution for organizations.

NASCIO gets Justice grant to promote info sharing

The $400,000 grant funds NASCIO’s Enterprise Architecture and Governance Program, which forms the baseline for information sharing efforts,

Which states are the most digital of all?

The 2010 Digital States Survey, which ranks states' IT prowess in eight categories, showed little change at the top from the previous survey in 2008 -- with one exception.

Software snoops on social-media misbehavior

Software program looks over users' shoulders to pick up on illicit use.

How to prove the value of service-oriented architecture

Service-oriented architecture is an abstract concept that agency leaders often don't fully understand. Here's a real-life example of proving its value.

Security and data ownership: Old issues in a new wineskin

Security and data center ownership were big issues 15 years ago when the federal government attempted to move agencies to consolidate data centers and share information technology services. Guess what? They still are today.

Service-based approach could spur application modernization

Will a service-based approach to application modernization lead to the development of more efficient IT systems that really address the needs of federal agencies?

Telework breathes new life into old idea

Enterprise architecture can provide real value for emerging initiatives such as cloud computing, cyber security and telework.

Los Alamos Lab launches private cloud

The Energy Department’s Los Alamos National Laboratory has launched a private cloud that lets researchers automatically request virtual servers on-demand.

Four IT execs earn GCN Awards

GCN's top executives of the year for civilian and defense agencies and industry, along with this year's Hall of Fame inductee, will be honored at the GCN Awards Gala in October.

Shawn P. McCarthy

Think you can just jump into the cloud? Think again.

Newly arriving services must be able to interchange data with existing systems during a transition to cloud computing. And none of it can happen unless agencies have a SOA that can support much more than just Web-facing applications.

Alabama county weighs SAP

Jefferson County, Ala., may scrap $12 million system due to performance issues.

Researchers knock part of the Internet offline

A university software experiment accidentally shut down a small part of the Internet last week.

New specifications proposed for the Common Platform Enumeration scheme

NIST proposes guidelines to update the Common Platform Enumeration scheme.

Gartner: Pump up your budget for Windows 7 migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

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