Tag Archives: Vivek Kundra

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Salesforce.com Announces Details for Dreamforce 2011

Salesforce.com announced today details of its annual Dreamforce conference, the world’s largest cloud computing industry event that aims to discuss innovations and trends and enhance collaboration and communication among companies and their customers. Dreamforce 2011 invites attendees to learn how technology can impact their businesses and industries through social, mobile …

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Open Source Makes Waves in Government

Fast on the heels of cloud-computing, open source software is making a big splash on the government IT scene. The VA recently released a RFP for an open source solution for its Veterans Integrated System Technology EHR system, and the Defense Department has jumped on the open source train as …

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