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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, […]


Federal, Policy

Senate rejects Trump’s plan to lift ZTE export ban

June 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Senate on Monday voted to block implementation of a settlement that would lift a sweeping ban on US technology being exported to ZTE. The export ban, which the Trump administration imposed on ZTE in April, amounts to a […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

The President Is Missing… a few finer points on how the cyber works in this novel

June 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

If you hadn’t heard, former President William Jefferson Clinton and well-established mass-production author James Patterson have collaborated on a novel titled The President Is Missing. The book is a political cyber-thriller of sorts, the second such book from a member […]


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 […]


Federal, Policy

Supreme Court hands Trump win in China antitrust case

June 14, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 […]


Mobile Security, Mobility, Security, Software, Tech

Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases

June 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users’ information collected through apps. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines last week with more detailed rules on what developers can do […]


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 […]


Federal, Policy

Republican senators move to block Trump’s deal to revive ZTE

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week the Trump administration announced a deal to lift a ban on US companies exporting technology to Chinese smartphone maker ZTE. ZTE has been largely shut down since the ban was announced last month, because the company depends heavily […]


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 […]


Big Data, Tech

Splunk to Acquire Software Problem-Solver VictorOps for $120 Million

June 11, 2018

Via: Fortune

Big data-cruncher Splunk is acquiring VictorOps, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup whose tools help software developers collaborate and resolve engineering issues, for $120 million mostly in cash with some stock equity. The deal is expected to close before August. Doug Merritt, […]