Applications

Splunk gives admins deeper analytic dive into virtualization systems

Splunk App for VMware 3.0 lets admins monitor IT operations and correlate data from virtualized data center systems and technologies.

Mid-year review: 10 predictions for cloud computing

A cloud expert updates his 2013 forecast for cloud adoption, highlighting move to infrastructure as a service and emerging role of cloud brokerage services.

Software-defined networking can help agencies get a handle on apps

Applications are placing an increased burden on networks, and as agencies continue to consolidate data centers, emerging technologies such as SDN can help agencies better manage and build apps.

CloudBolt C2 works under the hood to ensure efficient services

CloudBolt cloud manager helps IT administrators proactively detect problems in workflow process during virtual machine and cloud services provisioning.

City sees a lot more than potholes in mobile reporting apps

Cloud-based services let residents and city employees report problems; North Miami Beach wants to use that data to anticipate problems and allocate resources.

MDM is only part of the story

XenMobile MDM from Citrix provides gives admins a wealth of management capabilities, which can be leveraged further when used with the other applications in the Mobile Solutions Bundle.

Is the answer to records management in the cloud?

After initial wariness, OMB and NARA are pursuing cloud computing as an option for agencies overwhelmed by the number of records they manage.

Data analytics: a perfect investment for tight budgets

Analysis projects can pay off in improved agency performance, proactive management and a better handle on day-to-day operations.

Million-message mailboxes complicate EPA's move to Office 365

When moving to Office 365, EPA discovered some Lotus Notes mailboxes with more than a million objects -- and 90T in all in the system -- prompting a new approach to the transition.

Texas readies Office 365 for mission-critical police, health care data

As Texas officials move 100,000 state employees to the cloud, Microsoft is working with the state to ensure that its system meets stringent criminal justice and health-care privacy regulations.

Illinois prisons escape mainframe, move to CRM

The state's Department of Corrections moves from a 1980s mainframe system to cloud-based Microsoft Offender 360 for managing inmates and parolees statewide.

Section 508 compliance doesn't get lost in the cloud

The move to cloud services and mobile access hasn't changed agencies' focus on ensuring access for people with disabilities.

Reading between the clouds: New lightning data improves early warnings

Newly available data on lightning activity within clouds gives NWS, NASA and the military better warnings about severe weather.

Police ready to lock up mission-critical apps in the cloud

Officials are considering moving criminal justice data, storage, records management, crime reporting and mapping and analysis systems, according to IACP survey

Is the cloud safe enough to lock up law enforcement data?

Actually, yes, if departments take care in selecting providers and ensuring the availability and performance of the service, according to an IJIS Institute report.

In wake of earthquake, researchers envision a cyber-physical cloud

NIST and its Japanese counterpart are collaborating on a platform that could combine data from billions of networked devices to improve emergency response, health care and city operations.

Montana maxes out IT deals with western neighbors

Montana has pulled out the stops to form alliances with western states to share future technology resources, including disaster recovery, GIS storage and Web hosting.