"The Internet IS cloud computing," according to a holiday-time broadcast on
National Public Radio. The program, called 'Will Cloud Computing Work in the
White House' aired December 21 on NPR's All Things Considered and involved
NPR's Andrea Seabrook discussing with security and technology experts how the
computers should run under incoming President Barack Obama.
The program focused on how cloud computing technology can potentially be used
to improve government services - a much discussed topic as the new
administration moves into the White House.
Experts consulted included Google's Vint Cerf (a.k.a.'The Father of the
Internet') and Dataline's expert on Cloud Computing Security, Kevin Jackson.
Jackson discussed how cloud computing can make data and computing more secure
than traditional systems.
Cloud computing would also improve collaboration, an area that... (more)
When President Obama appointed his new federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, last week,
Kundra announced ambitious plans to "democratize" federal government data by
making it accessible in open formats and in data feeds. His plan calls for
the creation of a single point of access to all public federal information.
The idea is to enable the data to be accessed by developers whose
applications will open up federal data to the sunlight of millions of
citizens by encouraging them to scrutinize how the Recovery Act's dollars
will be spent.
As chief technology officer for the District of Columbi... (more)
Have you heard of the term “brand environment?” Wondering what it
means? It’s all the seemingly “little things” that comprise the
environment around you. Your brand environment includes everything from the
carpeting in your office to your clothing, your techno-gadgets, and even
where you might choose to host a dinner for your clients. Each and every
decision you make that might give others a “clue” about who you are and
what you’re like equals your brand environment.
As many of you may have already figured out I live in Pittsburgh, PA – the
upcoming host to this year’s G-20 s... (more)
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who missed out on being in Al Gore’s cabinet when
Gore lost to Bush eight years ago, will campaign for Barack Obama starting
with a panel on the economy Tuesday in Florida at which both will appear.
Schmidt’s been an Obama advisor on technology and energy and describes his
support as “personal.” Of course Google does have the little matter of
its controversial Yahoo agreement before the Justice Department right now.
Trevor Doerksen's Blog
What is going to happen to technology companies in 2009? If Democrats are
good for technology what companies are Republicans good for - that is, what
is going to happen to non-technology companies in 2009? Here's a look at some
charts that correspond to leadership in the White House and performance of
Have a look at some charts that correspond to leadership in the White House
and performance of stocks. Starting with Bush Senior, a Republican, in 1988
you can see that the markets were pretty turbulent. One thing I notice over
that 4-year terms is tha... (more)
Eric Novikoff's Blog
Are humans really necessary for maintaining SLAs? In today's cloud computing
deployments, especially with systems like Amazon's EC2, the users'
application is responsible for both measuring and taking action on
application performance issues. This complicates deployment and coding, as
well as tying your application to a particular cloud provider. However, I
believe that the next generation of cloud deployment frameworks will be able
to do this automatically, by integrating general-purpose monitoring
applications with policy-based cloud management engines.