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Most of my friends in the US are looking forward to the new Healthcare website that allows them to select the health insurance that best suits their needs. As with any new website that has been anticipated by a lot of people, it was not a big surprise that there were glitches when mill...
As cutting-edge technology company Quantum International Corp. (OTCBB: QUAN) becomes increasingly involved in the potentially lucrative 3D printing market, the President of the United States is prioritizing the advancement of an innovative manufacturing agenda. Business Facilities maga...
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, shared its view on the South Florida commercial real estate market at the company's 2013 State of the Market event on April 4, 2013. The outlook was presented to clients at a reception ...
While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s website performance. As is the case with most big news events ...
As the Government’s own Digital Advantage paper recommends, the key to addressing Canada’s innovation gap is for CIO’s to adopt more new technologies like Cloud Computing, and the public sector can ignite this trend by leading the way with their own adoption. Don Drummond makes a si...
In 2008 Microsoft acquired enterprise search software company FAST, and have been integrating the software into the Sharepoint suite. While Sharepoint is an excellent document and collaboration tool, the reality of a busy corporate life is that over 80% of corporate information is spre...
Our next upcoming webinar is entitled GovCloud 2.0, and a headline topic we will be introducing is called ‘Harnessing Enterprise Search for IM best practices‘. IM is of course Information Management and refers to all aspects of Governments needs to managed records. Presiden...
On Thursday 29 March 2012 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold an event focused on “Big Data” Research and Development.  
We all remember the Internet bubble back in 1999-2000 era. Start-ups were getting huge valuations. The joke then was – if you are 27 years old and not a millionaire, then you are a failure. All you needed was a sign-board saying “new internet company” and stand on Sand Hill Road. Sever...
Shunra, a provider of Application Performance Engineering (APE) solutions for WAN, Web, Mobile, and Cloud-based networks, announced on Thursday that Cavan, Ireland-based Kingspan Group, PLC, a leader in energy-conserving building products and green construction solutions, has deployed...
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Two news items have caught the attention this week, and both brought the John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic “The Fool on the Hill” to mind (more specifically the line “Well on his way, his head in a cloud”). One piece compares data centers with rock stars and the ...
If you’ve been living under a rock lately, I guess you haven’t heard the news about U.S. President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget – along with a post-WWII record deficit of $1.6 trillion for the current fiscal year. But what hasn’t been discussed much is...
I’m proud to consider myself an upper middle class American . Why am I so proud about it? Because I haven’t been born in an upper middle class American family. I came to the USA 18 years ago with $200 in my pocket on a visitor’s visa. Don’t rush reporting on me to the Immigration autho...
Desde que as redes sociais surgiram há cerca de 10 anos atrás, observei o nascimento de uma nova espécie de indivíduos, mega social networkers, ou se preferirem, mega connectors. São pessoas apaixonadas por redes sociais, early-adopters em relação as ferramentas e super curiosas em apr...
Melrose Jewelers Australia, Australia's #1 Retailer of Genuine Luxury Watches, today launched the 2009 Australia Preowned Rolex Award Winners including: McGlades Jewellers ( mcglades.com.au ), Nicholas Hacko Fine Watches ( clockmaker.com.au ), Armadale Watch Gallery ( watchgallery....
In fulfilling this role, the ACT-IAC Transition Study Group recently released a paper titled "Returning Innovation to the Federal Government with Information Technology". Since the Obama's administration stated goals include the "use [of] technology to create a more transparent and con...
The Obama Administration has decided that Asia matters. Driven primarily by the specter of emerging Chinese economic might, the President is nonetheless embracing the region as a whole.
Federal government organizations have typically been viewed as cautious adopters of new technologies. However, as expressed by now President Obama's transition team , cloud computing has captured the attention of many government IT decision makers. The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense...
A couple of weeks ago, I was offered a chance to meet Mr. Vivek Kundra at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in downtown Washington, DC. Needless to say, I was honored to be given the opportunity. Although I was clear on my own views of how the Federal government could use cloud ...
IceWEB has announced that it is participating in the U.S. government's cloud computing initiative via the GSA schedule GS-35-F-4143D. The initiative was discussed in a press conference by the Obama Administration on Tuesday, September 15th. John R. Signorello, CEO of IceWEB said of the...
President Obama recognized IBM and its Blue Gene family of supercomputers with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country's most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement. President Obama will personally bestow the award at a special ...
Listeners will hear specials with Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy Buffett, Grateful Dead, Reba McEntire, Rick Springfield and 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 fe...
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 fe...
The creative use of social networking tools, which offer rich media sharing, integrated communications, and information exposure, are helping to stimulate government operational efficiency and transparency, according to leading independent research and advisory firm, Government Insight...
Evidence of Explosives Found in Destruction of All 3 WTC High-Rises
Barack Obama has tapped Virginia’s Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra – not Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos or Steve Ballmer – to be the first chief technology officer of the United States. Jeffrey Zients, a consultant, will be the country’s first chief performance officer. Cho...
Adrienne Redd uses her research into the expectations of nation-states since WWII to analyze the language in Obama's town hall talk in Strasbourg a couple of weeks ago. She finds evidence of an understanding that the fate of sovereign nations are nonetheless intertwined...[Tags: obama...
Tim O'Reilly explains why we should be excited by Obama's choice of Aneesh Chopra as national CTO. Tim makes a compelling case. I'm excited.[Tags: aneesh_chopra obama cto federal_cto e-gov egovernment egov ]
I went first. I talked about exceptionalism, responding to Eli Noam's challenge at the beginning of the conference that if we're going to think the Net is going to bring about substantial changes, we have to be able to point to characteristics of it that are different from other techno...
Pew Internet has a new report out about the role of the Internet in the recent presidential campaign. It confirms that more than half of us went online for info, and many of us were quite active. In fact, here's one nugget from the report: Due to demographic differences between the ...
America’s first federal CIO, Obama appointee Vivek Kundra, was briefly put on leave right after the FBI raided his old offices and arrested two ex-Kundra staffers, charging one of them, Washington. DC’s information system security officer no less, with bribery, money laundering, wire f...
Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll...
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Technology Officer and Founding Partner of Blue State Digital, will be presenting "Lessons from the Obama Online Campaign" as a special lunchtime Keynote Address on March 27 at 12:45 PM at the Philadelphia Marriott West. Blue State Digital specializes in wi...
A week after resigning as CTO of the District of Columbia to become the first chief information officer of the United States of America under the Obama administration, the FBI raided the old D.C. offices of Delhi-born Vivek Kundra and arrested a couple of the guys who used to work for ...
Ahead of Barrack Obama's promised appointment of America's first CTO, the CTO of the District of Columbia, a Delhi-born ex-marketing guy, Vivek Kundra, has been named America's first CIO. He's a self-professed cloud fancier who replaced Washington's Microsoft widgetry with Google's web...
"Stem cells are believed capable of becoming any tissue in the body, which could lead to treatments for illnesses currently impossible to cure," Mr. Schissler said. "The more positive news about stem cells and their medical uses, the more we believe parents and grandparents will unders...
Earlier this week I announced that I will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. During the Cloud & the Government Session at Cloud Computing Expo I will discuss the results of a new s...
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joins The Advertising Council today to announce a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to inspire parents to adopt healthier lifestyles for their families. The campaign, which is supported by the USDA's Food Nu...