Cloud & Infrastructure

Sea change at NIST aims to ease agencies’ tech adoption

Recent modifications to IT standards confirm a changing approach to security, interoperability, and performance metrics by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Cybersecurity

5 trends that will drive IT management in 2015

2015 is shaping up as a year when data analytics, ubiquitous video, and cyber forensics will force government IT managers to make decisions about how they deploy their resources.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Workflow key to case management in the cloud

Using a workflow management system as the foundation of a cloud-based case management solution is a way to simultaneously leverage the cloud and deliver a more robust case management system.

Cloud & Infrastructure

In a world of integrated services, hybrid cloud is king

The hybrid approach to cloud adoption is likely to continue to expand as public cloud usage in government accelerates and more integrators build turn-key solutions from a mash-up of multiple cloud services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How a chief collaboration officer can help IT projects succeed

In recent years, some progressive companies have hired a chief collaboration officer to help guide joint projects, partnerships and shared services. A CCO is a great idea, one that government agencies are starting to explore.

Cybersecurity

The future of government ID cards

Employee IDs cards are incorporating some relatively mature technologies that increase the level of interaction and tracking potential.

Data & Analytics

The power of government big data: It's all in the use cases

A use case shows how big data can be used, what business need can be met through that use and what needs to happen in order to make that use case a reality.

Cloud & Infrastructure

The IT domino effect: First big data, then mobility, cloud…

Anyone who manages IT systems knows technology change can have a domino effect across an entire organization. Be prepared for the influx of new data and new devices.

Data & Analytics

Big data: Will you know it when you see it?

IDC offers criteria for identifying the volume, variety and velocity of big data so that growth, changes and technology preferences can be measured and analyzed.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Is the cloud the next stop for enterprise risk management?

Cloud-based governance, risk and compliance solutions are a logical step for agencies that need to address new rules, consolidate systems and serve their mobile workforce.

Is PortfolioStat limping toward success?

The PortfolioStat program for setting agency IT project management priorities has had a choppy two-year history but may now be finally showing a glimmer of success.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Mind your mobile: 2014's challenges (and solutions) for mobile government

Secure devices, virtualized mobile solutions and the Internet of Things will be at the top of mind for government IT managers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Government IT in 2014: More connections, more exposure, more risk

Agencies should expect to see more authentication, increased use of private clouds and the spread of smart city technologies in 2014.

Cybersecurity

Agencies must put more emphasis on automation

Defending against the steady growth in cyberattacks requires continuous monitoring and automated responses, and that could mean shifting resources.

Cloud & Infrastructure

E-authentication: What IT managers will be focusing on over the next 18 months

The moves to cloud computing and shared databases are among the factors driving e-authentication.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Overlooked questions to ask before jumping into the cloud

Agencies can tap into a wide range of on-demand services by tackling a few key questions upfront.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why government's move to the cloud has gone stagnant

The government is spending less on cloud technology this year, but a coordinated move to cloud in a logical way should pay big dividends for agencies after 2104.

Cybersecurity

12 steps that can help agencies fight DDOS attacks

As denial of service attacks become more frequent and powerful, agencies need to take steps to prepare, from new arrangements with ISPs to establishing low-bandwidth alternate communications.

Cybersecurity

When DDOS attacks become real threats

Servers being bombarded by requests is a nuisance, but when attacks come in conjunction with an emergency, they can lead to trouble.

Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

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