Cloud

July 26, 2016
Here’s a pop quiz: What is Your Cloud Readiness Factor (CRF)? premium
Cloud computing is no doubt on the mind of IT teams at every college and university. But moving to the cloud isn’t just an IT decision. The unique culture within Higher Ed impacts how cloud buying decisions are made. For example, students inhabit a multi-platform world and expect interoperability across devices and desktops. Funding and […]
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SVP Cloud Solutions, DLT
May 12, 2016
Kansas City Agency Modernizes PeopleSoft Application, Moves to the Cloud, Saves $$ premium
When a longtime customer was looking to modernize its legacy Human Capital Management (HCM) system, they turned to DLT Solutions, US Communities and Oracle to make the procurement fast and easy. Check out this video of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities’ Director of IT, Paul Pauesick, discussing how he and the agency are, “looking to save […]
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Oracle Tech Writer
May 10, 2016
Three Things That Make Hybrid Clouds So Great for Agencies premium
For many federal agencies, the decision to deploy public or private clouds has come down to this: they’re going with both. They’re embracing hybrid clouds. It’s really no surprise given that federal IT is balancing the need for greater agility, flexibility, and innovation, with strict security control. Hybrid clouds provide the perfect alternative, because they […]
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April 7, 2016
What do shopping, the cloud and leadership principles have in common? premium
Who amongst us hasn’t purchased something from Amazon—shoes, tools, supplies for school or even a car?  What’s next:  a mortgage and then burial services? Hey, don’t laugh; it could happen.  These days a more reasonable question is, why wouldn’t you make your life easier and buy on-line from Amazon?  After all, here is an organization […]
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SVP Cloud Solutions, DLT
April 6, 2016
Is your Agency Desperately Seeking Cloud Talent? premium
While cloud adoption is progressing at all levels of government – federal, state, and local – there are also regular reminders of the challenges. Cloud security is frequently cited as the main cause for concern, but an overwhelming two thirds of agency staff recently surveyed by Accenture said their agency lacked the necessary skilled staff […]
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Government Writer
March 22, 2016
Information Overload in the Cloud? Go on a Cloud Diet. premium
Wait a minute…is that even possible…information overload in the cloud?  I thought the cloud was an endless and infinite container of information we can click-to-get whatever data, video or images we desire, whenever and wherever we want? Maybe so, but the challenge is the human brain—or our own “Cloud-in-the-Skull”, which has not quite kept up. […]
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SVP Cloud Solutions, DLT
March 9, 2016
5 Public Sector Agencies That Are Reaping the Benefits of Going Google premium
The City of Pittsburgh is saving 25% of its annual email costs since moving to Google Apps while the U.S. Naval Academy boasts that is it making better use of the tax payer’s dollars with Google. But that’s not all, governments in 45 states have “Gone Google” – and all in a relatively short period […]
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Government Writer
March 7, 2016
Cloud First…or Second: Managing the Hybrid Data Center premium
Most agencies aren’t interested in competing in the Amazing Race to the cloud, but there’s no doubt that the government is starting to embrace the cloud. Drivers include the cost savings and the increased agility that cloud computing can provide. However, this movement towards the cloud frequently leaves today’s IT professionals tasked with managing applications […]
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February 25, 2016
A 6-Point Plan for Fixing FedRAMP premium
First established in 2011, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was designed to streamline how agencies make the move to cloud computing. With its standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud service provider (CSP) products and services, FedRAMP was intended to save 30-40% of government costs using a “do […]
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Government Writer