Category: Infrastructure

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure

Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

July 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration’s pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency’s legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges. If confirmed, Rettig, a tax attorney, will face the […]

Big Data, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Tech

Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in

June 20, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy — supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther. Avoiding vendor lock-in has become a major concern […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

What is a cloud architect? A vital role for success in the cloud

June 19, 2018

Via: CIO

What is a cloud architect? Cloud architects are responsible for managing the cloud computing architecture in an organization, especially as cloud technologies grow increasingly complex. Cloud computing architecture encompasses everything involved with cloud computing, including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, […]

Applications, Infrastructure

DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

June 18, 2018

Via: FCW

When it comes to IT acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security wants what most every agency wants: to get things done faster, cheaper and with more oversight. William Pratt, the director of strategic technology management in DHS’ Office of the […]

Infrastructure, Networking

What to expect now that AT&T officially owns Time Warner

June 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T yesterday completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., two days after a federal judge ruled against a Department of Justice (DOJ) attempt to block the deal. The DOJ could still appeal the ruling, but it agreed not to seek […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

OMB drafts new ‘Cloud Smart’ strategy

June 14, 2018

Via: FCW

It has been seven years since the Office of Management and Budget issued its Cloud First approach to help agencies move to the cloud. Under the guidance of Trump administration, OMB has spent a year consulting with agencies and now […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

NYC advances citywide 5G deployment with call to vendors

June 14, 2018

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, or DOITT, is accepting proposals from firms to work with the city on installing 5G mobile internet technology to provide better coverage for residents. The winning firms will become franchisees of […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]