By Phil Wainewright on October 17, 2012
Here are my thoughts on the outlook for cloud in the next few years. Growth, disruption and regulation all loom large.
By Michael Fauscette on March 25, 2012
I spent time last week at an IBM / Federal Computer Week Social Business event for the Federal Government. I tend to focus most of my time researching commercial uses of social tools, not public sector, so I was very interested to hear what government agencies were doing. In addition I hoped to get a [...]
By John Taschek on January 31, 2012
There’s a perception that cloud computing has become a “mature” technology, a perception shared by few but anticipated by most everyone else with the exception of those trying to preserve their self-interests. I don’t blame them – each person inherently protects self-interests. They’re wrong though. Cloud is not mature. It…
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By Evangelos Simoudis on October 18, 2011
Corporations and governments are starting to worry about a common set of related issues. During the last two months I was fortunate to participate in several conversations with top corporate executives and foreign government officials all of whom are visiting Silicon Valley with increasing frequency. The conversations covered topics ranging from innovation and the rapid [...]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on August 1, 2011
That’s the title of a report by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) of the UK House of Commons. It says “The Government’s over-reliance on large contractors for its IT needs combined with a lack of in-house skills is a “recipe for rip-offs”. The committee found that as a result IT procurement too often resulted [...]
By Basab Pradhan on July 7, 2011
A couple of weeks back, I was in the Infosys Bhubaneswar offices. On Friday, which was my last day at work before my vacation, UID enrollment was going on on campus. SBI, one of the agencies entrusted to enroll people into Aadhar was going to be at Infosys for a week. I decided that I [...]
By Michael Krigsman on March 21, 2011
When poor judgment and lousy communication meet genuinely bad technology, it creates an awful perfect storm where IT failure is almost certain. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) just closed out such a project.
By Phil Wainewright on February 1, 2011
Back in December, after Amazon summarily pulled the plug on WikiLeaks using its servers for alleged violations of terms and conditions, the CTO of Fujitsu Technology Solutions wrote that the action constituted a serious threat to the business of cloud computing: “If a provider can terminate its service that easily, then it is doing exactly [...]
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By Michael Coté on January 31, 2011
Reflecting on the US federal government using open source.
By Jeff Nolan on November 23, 2010
The SEC fulfilled their obligation under the Frank-Dodd financial reform bill and defined what venture capital is. Represents itself to investors as being a venture capital fund. Only invests in equity securities of private operating companies to provide primarily operating or business expansion capital (not to buy out other investors), U.S. Treasury securities with a [...]