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    IBM Deploys New Big Data Solutions Line

    IBM announced Monday it has released a new line of Big Data storage and technical computing systems. Part of its Smarter Computing effort, the new IBM systems were designed to target enterprise clients in the services and financing industry. The new line of IBM products include: Systems Storage DS3500 Tape System Library Manager Linera Tape […] More

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    Microsoft Releases Office For Govt Cloud; Kirk Koenigsbauer Comments

    Microsoft has released a new multi-tenant community cloud for government customers, the company announced Wednesday. Office 365 for Government stores U.S. government data in an isolated cloud, said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of the company’s Office division. Koenigsbauer said it provides productivity and collaboration services with Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online and Office […] More

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    Microsoft To Provide Cloud Tools For LA Community Colleges

    The Los Angeles Community College District has chosen Microsoft to provide cloud-based online communication and collaboration services to the district, Information Week reports. Microsoft will deploy its [email protected] online suite to more than 250,000 faculty and student members in that district, Paul McDougall writes.  The agreement is the result of a three-year evaluation process and […] More

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    Ellen Rubin Comments On Terremark Cloud Expansion

    Terremark is expanding its cloud capacity across North America by deploying a node at its Denver data center, the Verizon subsidiary announced Tuesday. The subsidiary has 50 data centers around the world that have colocation and cloud technology. Agencies and other enterprises evaluate reliability of physical infrastructure, connectivity and data space when choosing a cloud […] More

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    KnowledgeCG, SRA On GSA's First FedRAMP Third-Party Review List

    KnowledgeCG and SRA International Inc. are approved to perform independent security reviews of cloud products and services in the federal government. The General Services Administration announced the companies will perform the reviews under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. KCG CEO Dusty Wince said in a company announcement that cloud requires diligence from both […] More

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    Red Hat-IBM Solution Receives Federally-Recognized Open Source Approval; Paul Smith Comments

    A Red Hat’ virtualization solution and an IBM server have achieved a new security clearance level through an internationally-recognized and government standard-based evaluation, the companies announced Wednesday.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, jointly developed with the National Security Agency, runs with IBM’s KVM hypervisor achieved common criteria certification evaluation assurance level 4+. Paul Smith, Red Hat’s public […] More

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    Energy Dept. Builds Big Data R&D Team

    The White House announced its plan to pursue research and development efforts in order to mine big data at the end of March. Six agencies said they planned to invest in R&D initiatives, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Geological Survey, the White House's Office and Science and Technology Policy, the Defense Department […] More

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    Air Force May Use Commercial Cloud for Thin, Zero Clients

    The Air Force is contemplating using cloud computing as it is set to shift one million unclassified network users from desktops to thin clients, NextGov reports.  The Air Force Space Command, the branch’s service network manager, said last month it was considering moving to thin or zero clients. Those clients store applications on remote servers instead […] More

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    Industry Expert: Agencies Should Focus on Mobile App Usability

    Federal agencies should focus on the usability of mobile applications as they acquire mobile devices, an industry journalist suggested to AOL Government. Tom Temin, editor in chief for FedInsider and a Federal News Radio host, wrote in a column posted on AOL that federal technology managers should examine their mobile technology purchase practices. The Air […] More

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    Farm Service Agency Seeking Cloud-Based Geospatial Data

    The Farm Service Agency wants industry advice on how to deliver geospatial imagery data through a cloud-based web service. In a Thursday request for information, the FSA asked vendors to to submit commercially-available technology that can support imagery data. The agency awards contracts on a three-year cycle under the National Agriculture Imagery Program, managed and distributed through the […] More

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