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December 21st, 2015
The combination of cloud computing and open source technology provides the potential for government agencies to invest in new, enterprise-level software while ensuring they are using solutions that quickly adapt, guarantee agility, and comply with a growing list of federal IT mandates.
- Acquia, Alfresco, Cloud, Cloud Computing, FedRAMP, FITARA, JBoss, Open Source, OpenShift, OpenStack, Red Hat
December 9th, 2015
With cloud mandates well established and programs like FedRAMP designed to make the move to cloud easier, where is the government in terms of cloud adoption? Carahsoft and our partners VMware and QTS looked to find out just that.
December 4th, 2015
Since its creation and implementation in 2012, FedRAMP has sought to make it easier for agencies to comply with federal mandates to move to the cloud through the standardization of assessment of cloud technologies. The program has helped agencies to quickly gain the efficiencies desired without sacrificing security or interoperability with legacy systems.
December 1st, 2015
The promise of efficiency and cost savings of an estimated $5 billion annually resonates with everyone in government, but there are other concerns that can stall the move to the cloud. Typically, these obstacles to adoption stem from priorities within agency leadership.
November 13th, 2015
In 2012, FedRAMP certification was created to help agencies meet cloud-first mandates with an eye towards modernizing government IT through cost savings and efficiency. The program’s concept and purpose was to greenlight technologies that meet government security, accessibility, and other standards to ease the acquisition of cloud adoption.
June 17th, 2015
Adobe recently released a thoughtful blog post about the benefits of cloud in government. While it may seem like this topic has been fully addressed in the media and by the vendor community, a recent study showed that the messages are not resonating with a large portion of government IT professionals.
May 27th, 2015
While security concerns have long been named as the long pole in the tent in terms of cloud adoption, we’re seeing more and more mention of accountability as a key question in how and what to move to the cloud. Federal buyers in particular want to know how vendors will support them if and when things go wrong.
May 5th, 2015
Red Hat’s Chief Strategist for Red Hat US Public Sector, Gunnar Hellekson recently sat down with American City and County Magazine to talk about the current state of cloud use in government.