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John Zyskowski

John Zyskowski is a senior editor of Federal Computer Week. Follow him on Twitter: @ZyskowskiWriter.

The paperless agency: Still just a dream in 2011?

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

Cloud & Infrastructure

For IT shops, the future is data, not devices

The focus on leveraging 'big data' will drive agencies toward buying more pre-integrated IT solutions.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Skip the baby steps: Governments plunge into the cloud

Everyone expects cloud computing to transform government technology practices, but the question is how.

Agile development efforts at 2 agencies running hot and cold

The government's early agile efforts are well intentioned but miss the mark, reviewers say.

Cloud & Infrastructure

5 favorite BlackBerry apps

These applications can help you be more efficient, improve your communications and relax.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How to be a black belt with your BlackBerry

Follow these tips for being more efficient and making the most of your smart phone.

Time to rethink the PC

Desktop PCs have been a blessing and a curse since the day they arrived. Here’s how to make living with them a little easier.

Thumb drives are too often the victims of convenience

USB flash drives can be a data security nightmare. Here are some ways to fix the problem.

Storage firm boosts its open-source credentials

Coraid's EtherDrive storage appliances now work with EtherBoot, popular open-source software that lets users boot diskless Linux servers from software loaded on remote disks and accessed across a network.

NetApp enters large-capacity storage market

By John Zyskowski Government storage managers shopping for very large capacity disk systems now have a new option to weigh from a company that, although a fresh face in this part of the market, is hardly a newcomer on the storage scene.

BlueCat offers help with network chores

The Proteus appliance is designed to streamline and centralize many time-consuming but vital network maintenance tasks.

Data classification: A better way to prioritize stored files

A primer on technology that lets managers sort data by its value