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  • Vivek Kundra: Salesforce Releases 'Cloud Lightning' Platform for Govt Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra: Salesforce Releases ‘Cloud Lightning’ Platform for Govt Clients

    Salesforce has introduced a technology platform that seeks to help public-sector organizations build applications intended to connect agencies with their employees, partners, suppliers and customers. Government Cloud Lightning has been developed as part of the company’s multitenant public cloud infrastructure and is designed for organizations at all levels of government as well as federally funded research-and-development centers and contractors, Salesforce said Thursday. Vivek Kundra, […] More

  • Vivek Kundra: BlackBerry, Salesforce Form Enterprise Mobile Market Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra: BlackBerry, Salesforce Form Enterprise Mobile Market Partnership

    Salesforce.com and BlackBerry have partnered to develop a mobility product that combines Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform and BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management tools in an effort to support the productivity, security and collaboration requirements of a mobile workforce. BlackBerry said Thursday its BES12 software works to deliver customer relationship management and device management to deliver mobile end-to-end services across enterprise mobile platforms. “This agreement will allow […] More

  • Salesforce Debuts Cloud Services Portfolio for Federal Market; Dave Rey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Salesforce Debuts Cloud Services Portfolio for Federal Market; Dave Rey Comments

    Salesforce has introduced its cloud computing service offering for government customers at a recent Salesforce-hosted conference held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Mohana Ravindranath writes that Vivek Kundra, a Salesforce executive vice president, spearheads the company’s push to extend its cloud business into the public sector. “As you […] More

  • Dell: Legacy System Modernization a Top Federal IT Priority - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dell: Legacy System Modernization a Top Federal IT Priority

    Modernizing legacy systems is one of the top priorities in federal information technology for addressing adaptability and efficiency, Ann Braley-Smith writes in a piece posted on Dell's blog Monday. According to Braley-Smith, agencies stand to benefit from technology upgrades by converting information silos into open data and addressing redundancy issues. The report cited studies that support […] More

  • Salesforce.com Cloud Apps Spread to UK Govt; Vivek Kundra Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Salesforce.com Cloud Apps Spread to UK Govt; Vivek Kundra Comments

    Cloud computing company Salesforce.com is joining the U.K. government’s G-cloud framework, the company has announced. As a result, U.K. public sector organizations can now purchase Salesforce cloud applications from the G-Cloud CloudStore. G-Cloud is a catalogued list of suppliers of approved cloud technologies which U.K. government agencies can access online. According to the announcement, it is meant to simplify the […] More

  • Vivek Kundra Announcing New Salesforce Government Cloud Portfolio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra Announcing New Salesforce Government Cloud Portfolio

    Salesforce.com is offering a new suite of government cloud computing solutions with a focus on social media, the New York Times reports. The San Francisco-based company is rolling out a new product line, coined Government Cloud, to provide public sector social and mobile technologies. Executive Vice President Vivek Kundra, the former U.S. chief information officer, […] More

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    HP Expands Govt Cloud to Meet FISMA, FedRAMP Standards; Marilyn Crouther Comments

    HP Enterprise Services is expanding its cloud management offerings for government customers at the federal, state and local levels. The company said HP Enterprise Cloud Services““Compute is designed to fulfill moderate baseline security and privacy requirements under the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Marilyn Crouther, senior vice […] More

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    NASA Launches Worldwide App Challenge

    NASA and international governments are set to launch a competition challenging developers to design open data-based solutions. NASA said Friday the International Space Apps Challenge will take place on April 21 and April 22. Events will take place on all seven continents and on the International Space Station.  The space agency said scientists, software developers […] More

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    Vivek Kundra Gives Preview of Social Government

    Former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra joined social cloud company Salesforce in January and is now championing a move into social government, according to NextGov.  Kundra, now Salesforce’s executive vice president of emerging markets, said cloud computing is no longer a debate. Kundra said most are moving toward a cloud infrastructure.  Kundra said the next […] More

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    Commerce Dept. Launches Business App Contest

    The Commerce Department is looking for ways to use public data and technology to help businesses identify opportunities, grow, enhance productivity and create jobs. The department launched a contest Wednesday, challenging developers to create applications to help businesses evaluate national and international opportunity, fund business activities and support training.  “In an increasingly mobile world, the […] More

  • VCE Talks About Data Center Technologies at Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VCE Talks About Data Center Technologies at Conference

    VCE Chairman Michael Capellas recently spoke at CA World 2011 in Las Vegas on the latest technology trends that are transforming data centers and enabling greater business agility. His keynote session featured CA Technologies CEO Bill McCracken, former first Federal CIO and current Harvard fellow Vivek Kundra, and former Facebook marketing director and Founder of R to Z […] More

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