Enterprise Architecture

Microsoft pushes new directions at Partner Conference

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, discussed the company's major cloud computing efforts at the opening of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Johannes Scholtes

When 'Googling it' isn't enough

Federal agencies must become better informed about the drawbacks of relying on Web search engine technology internally for mission-critical applications, argues Johannes Scholtes, chief strategy officer at ZyLAB.

Are Web apps ready for the enterprise?

Google, Microsoft and other companies are offering Web-based apps as an alternative to traditional office software suites. Gartner analysts tested them to see if they're ready for prime time.

ERP, piece by piece

The outright failures of some ERP efforts and the dubious performance of others have prompted many analysts to question if there’s something inherently flawed in the idea of building large, centralized ERPs.

Data center consolidation improves cross-agency cooperation

The federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative emerges as an enabler of information sharing across government.

White House plans to get more from agency IT spending

Guidance for IT spending the fiscal 2012 budget emphasizes accountability, performance and security, federal CIO Vivek Kundra tells a Washington audience.

Management report tool for Dynamics ERP released

Microsoft on Tuesday released a corporate-finance management reporting solution for its Dynamics ERP products.

GCN opens nomination window for 23rd annual IT project awards

GCN looks to recognize outstanding government agencies IT projects

Air traffic control architecture taxis down the runway

The FAA is using a service-oriented architecture to enhance the sharing of air traffic information thorugh its next-generation System Wide Information Management program.

Search is dead: Long live 'findability'

Enterprise searches should be dynamic and interactive, speakers said at the 2010 Knowledge Management Conference. NASA Langley Research Center is one example of agencies embracing the virtues of findability.

New Type 5 JDBC driver aimed at data-driven Java apps

Progress Software has launched a new Type 5 JDBC driver, which the company is billing as an industry first.

Agency IT gets greener with promotional carbon credits

Federal agencies are benefitting from a program that allows agency IT departments to purchase new data servers and receive offsetting carbon emissions credits.

How FAA left the high-risk list behind

Enterprise architecture helped the FAA get off of the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list and has improved the prospects for transitioning to the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

CIOs turns to portfolio management to get IT efforts under control

CIOs from the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments and the Social Security Administration are looking to foster teamwork across traditional boundaries.

Wave of smart devices may drown mobile managers

The rapid growth and adoption of mobile computing is putting more critical functionality outside traditional network boundaries and requires new ways to manage such resources.

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