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How a Recent Study Got It Wrong: Lower Budgets not Reducing IT Security

The Wall Street Journal recently covered a PWC study that concluded that since security budgets have stopped going up, our corporate security must be going down. While that is certainly one possible outcome, I believe that if you securely harness … Continue reading

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All I want for IT in 2012 (Predictions for IT in 2012 by CSC)

On cloud! On data! On cyber! On mobile! On tablets! On social networks…okay, you get the point. It’s December, and for those of us in IT, ’tis the season for predicting what trends will be dashing through enterprises in 2012. … Continue reading

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Emerging Models for Retained IT

In an era of both increased sourcing and new technology proliferation, Enterprise IT organizations are deciding what skills they should and shouldn’t retain in-house. The future mission of Enterprise IT is clearly changing, but the nature of the change is … Continue reading

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IT Industry Leaders Release Recommendations for Government Transition to Cloud

The U.S. government earlier this week gained two valuable aids for its transition to new technologies enabled by cloud computing. TechAmerica, responding to requests and encouragement from the Obama administration, released a set of 14 recommendations to guide government through … Continue reading

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Will the FDCCI Create a Bright Future of IT Professionals?

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) went mainstream last week when the New York Times published an article on the subject. Most of it was old news to the federal IT community, but it was probably new information for … Continue reading

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Cyber: The Strategic Priority to Industry and Government Executives

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting some of our most distinguished clients alongside government officials and other private sector executives in a candid discussion about the boundless nature and potentially life-altering threats that exist within the IT infrastructures, … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security – Does Anyone REALLY Care?

There has recently been a spate of data breaches and reported cyber-attacks. Epsilon, and SONY PlayStation have lost data on millions; Amazon’s Cloud services were taken down; the RSA SecureID token was compromised, and the South Korean financial institution Nonghyup … Continue reading

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Open Source as a Tactical Weapon, VMware’s Latest Move

  All business activities evolve through a common lifecycle and we’re currently witnessing a shift of many IT related activities from a product to a utility service world. This is commonly referred to as “the cloud”. This transition brings benefits, … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Cloud Strategy to Execution in Public Sector

With the continued drumbeat from the U.S. Federal Government on consolidating data centers and shifting to a ‘Cloud First’ policy, it is natural for some skeptics to discount the impact of these changes which are taking place within our marketplace. … Continue reading

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Is There a Future for Cloud Computing? Putting Things in Perspective

Business Week has published an excellent article on the Battle of the Tech Titans in cloud. It’s well worth reading especially because of its focus on clouds enablement of innovation, however there are a couple of comments I’d like to … Continue reading

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