In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge
technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its
value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision
affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to mission critical
deliveries. Federal CIOs interest in Enterprise Cloud Computing was limited
to innovators and early adopters. Two years later, where does Enterprise
Cloud Computing stand? Is it for real?
Today, Cloud Computing is on the Gartner® technology hype curve in the
“peak of inflated expectations” category. Its placement on the
curve—even though we all should prepare for the dreaded “trough of
disillusionment” dip—indicates Cloud Computing is, indeed, for real.
There are other indicators of note also. CIOs across the board are focused on
the success Cloud Computing can deliver. V... (more)
The term cloud computing was first coined in 2007. Enterprise Cloud Computing
seems to have emerged as a term in 2009. It's now 2012 and many are trying to
ride the wave of Enterprise cloud computing or private cloud into the future.
In a short four years, we've seen this phenomena of cloud permeate
everything. Some question its validity as a technology and a term. If you
look at the Gartner hype curve, the mere questioning of cloud can be
considered validation. The abbreviated Gartner curve shows the rapid progress
of cloud and private cloud from term introduction to the "peak o... (more)
Everyone's talking about Big Data today. Is Big Data a buzz word, real
phenomenon, or next evolution in our world? In this AFCEA white paper, we
surveyed many notable experts to gain perspectives on Big Data. This paper
serves as a primer on Big Data characteristics and provides insights into
technology challenges and solutions. The intent is to help federal
agencies, companies, and communities develop new solutions for consuming,
storing, processing, and analyzing Big Data in order to find the right
answers needed to accomplish the mission, gain competitive advantage, and
"The need to capture and manage Big Data is daunting, but not as daunting as
the need to understand and analyze all you’ve captured," says Jill T.
Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office and an upcoming speaker at
12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. "2013 will see increased emphasis on
making sense of Big Data rather than just making Big Data," she adds. And
"cloud computing", she predicts, "will be a phrase used by the masses."
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1. 2013 will see increased emphasis on making sense of Big Data
rather than just making ... (more)
The below is summary of my comments provided on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
at the Alfresco Content.Gov event in Washington, DC.
In my 27 years of federal service, I've watched the growth in federal records
and the implementation of new executive orders and regulations aimed at
improving records management across the federal space. There are immense
challenges associated with litigation, review and release, tracing factual
evidence for analysis, managing information legal proceedings, and overseeing
a plethora of authorized and unauthorized disclosures of classified and/or