IT Systems Management

Microsoft and HP ink cloud, virtualization pact

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard disclosed a $250 million, three-year partnership to develop and market next-generation data center technology and application infrastructure that combines virtualization, system management and cloud computing.

Microsoft releases free SEO tool

Microsoft released a free search engine optimization (SEO) tool, called "SEO Toolkit," which works with Web sites supported by Microsoft's Internet Information Services Web servers on Windows-based machines.

Microsoft on high alert for Windows 7 security holes

So far so good with Windows 7, but what vulnerabilities lay ahead?

HP extends public, private cloud portfolio

Hewlett-Packard this week bolstered its private and public cloud portfolio, looking to extend its reach to enterprises of all sizes.

NASA chooses Diaz to lead IT consolidation project

Deborah Diaz will lead NASA’s $4 billion IT consolidation project, an official confirmed today.

Space agency inches toward multi-billion dollar IT contracts

NASA plans to soon open competition for the first of five information technology services contracts that have been estimated to be worth more than $4 billion total.

FAA IT glitch puts shadow on Harris contract

Harris Corp.'s FTI contract was relatively trouble-free until a router failure brought the nation's air traffic to a halt.

New guidelines issued for risk management in IT system security, authorization

The draft guidelines released by NIST cap a three-year effort to harmonize how government IT systems are certified and accredited for operation across the civilian, defense and intelligence communities.

Citrix launches Ready Open Desktop Virtualization Program

Citrix launches Ready Open Desktop Virtualization Program to accelerate adoption of enterprise virtual desktop deployments using the company's XenDesktop.

NIST seeks help in revising contingency planning guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is updating its seven-year-old guidelines on developing contingency plans, and is seeking comments on its draft plan.

National Business Center's cloud computing effort is worth watching

What makes the National Business Center's approach to cloud computing worth watching is how naturally it extends from — and enhances — NBC’s existing business and operations model. As a result, NBC’s initiatives are likely to mature faster than the cloud computing pilot programs taking root elsewhere in government.

NIST puts reorganization of IT Lab on hold

The proposed restructuring of the IT Lab — which includes the Computer Security Division that has produced hundreds of standards, specifications and guidelines for IT security requirements — proved more controversial than expected.

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