Cloud computing services are increasingly moving into the future in the government sector. However, the adaptation is slow due to security, privacy and regulatory matters. The market research firm MarketsandMarkets assume that government agencies will invest $18.48 billion dollars in cloud computing by 2018.

The report “Government Cloud Market By Agency [...]

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been on the hot seat for a while now. First was the dispute with Amazon over the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) $600 million cloud service agreement, and now the issue about the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) probe of its accounting and financial declarations.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) made an appeal with a US federal court last Wednesday and filed a complaint against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The move is to get the court’s approval to have the cloud service agreement between the two agencies to push through, which was put [...]

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PRISM is the top secret electronic security surveillance program of the US National Security Agency (NSA). It began operations in 2007 with the supervision and collaboration of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

After the leak given by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, [...]

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Mobile technology has been widely used by the people, but the Government is subject to the bitter legacy systems. According to research by Gartner, half of the world’s companies will seek from their workers to individually provide devices for work by 2017.

Keeping an eye on mobile revolution, Customer Relationship Management [...]

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Cloud technology is already past the infancy stage, and is now being used by many companies in optimizing their asset utilization and flexibility while also reducing operating costs in manpower, hardware, and software areas of the business. Unlike many technological advancements in the IT sector during the past couple of decades, Cloud [...]

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Cyberwar fundamentally changes how government must handle security. Faced with increasingly sophisticated attacks from gangs of cyber criminals and foreign governments probing systems for sensitive data, threats frequently go undetected for days, weeks, and even months. And it’s not just financial data being stolen. Terrorists and rogue governments may steal confidential data, [...]

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The US Department of Defense had recently announced that it plans to provide its employees with mobile devices, computer tablets, as well as smartphones for them to be able to share protected and classified data quickly. With the latest mobile technologies, the military will be equipped with the necessary secured devices. [...]

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Health applications are now taking advantage of big data. A lot of developers are also creating health care applications for mobile users. People are now aware that they have to get rid of their bad habits so that they can stay [...]

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Taxpayers expect the government to spend their money well. Thus, they require transparency. According to California Forward, a government advocacy organization, the people want their leaders to be accountable. Therefore, the government must be efficient and open through the promotion of [...]

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In the recent Autumn Statement, UK Science Minister David Willetts announced a £600 million budget for science which will be allocated between big data, space, robotics and autonomous systems, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, agri-science campuses, advanced material, and energy. The Ministry of [...]

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Boston and New York had recently declared a flu epidemic. In Beantown, there were about 700 reported cases wherein 18 people had already died. In order to keep things from being out of control, app developers and health officials turn to Continue Reading

Now that cloud computing technology is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down, there’s bound to be a big shake up in the industry, with cloud itself turning into a more common utility that has a great influence over IT suppliers.

Like any big industry shake-up, there will be [...]

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According to an analyst group Ovum, the Australian government isn’t taking full advantage of cloud computing. As such, it fails to connect with cloud-ready nations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. In the blog of Steve Hodgkinson, an Ovum analyst, he said The Asia Cloud Computing Associated downgraded Australia in its [...]

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Hosted at its Sydney datacenter, IBM has recently introduced its newest local enterprise cloud computing service for businesses that want to set up hybrid clouds. Dubbed as SmartCloud Enterprise+, the new service is the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific. A monthly subscription service, SmartCloud is built from [...]

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With more and more business enterprises shifting to cloud computing, these enterprises must consider the tax challenges they’ll be facing ahead. According to the recent global information security survey by Ernst & Young, 45% of business entities are assessing cloud computing [...]

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