Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in April 2009
The U.S. Information and Communications Enhancement Act of 2009 would require more continuous monitoring of systems and effectiveness of agencies' cybersecurity measures.
The economic stimulus package includes about $980 million aimed at beefing up surveillance of our borders. Much of that fuels a huge bet that technology projects can help secure them.
With a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, Eucalyptus is preparing to sell deployment, consulting, and maintenance services for its open source software.
While "Windows XP Mode" will be a free download aimed at SMBs, MED-V will cost extra and will likely be used more by large organizations.
The productivity suite update adds built-in support for Open Document Format and a slew of other tweaks, including improved Outlook performance.
The company's push into two new areas is expected to be explored at its annual Microsoft Management Summit.
Download of 'XP Mode' aims to curb software incompatibility issues seen upon release of Windows Vista, but comes with a number of drawbacks.
The agency is launching development and testing tools that should make it easier for military developers to test and deploy software themselves without the red tape.
The Defense Department will unify information security for all the military branches under a command focused on waging cyberwarfare.
The agency is also busy getting rid of as many printed reports as possible in favor of sending them out electronically or posting them online.
Cloud computing management company RightScale, whose services companies use to manage and deploy resources in Amazon Web Services and other clouds, aims to be able to manage private and hybrid public-private clouds, starting with support for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.
The 3-year-old technology incubation group will move from a "broad and comprehensive" focus to one more narrowly tailored toward a few subject areas.
Mike Manos will become senior VP of technical services at Digital Realty Trust, a data center builder, outsourcer, and design consultancy.
The call for a new adviser comes at a time when controversy has arisen over the current cybersecurity structure in government.
Private clouds will take a flexible, scalable, automated approach to data center management, drawing computing power from pools of resources, rather than discrete servers.
HP works with Cloud Assure customers to assess their IT environments' readiness for cloud computing and to monitor and manage the security and availability of cloud-based apps.