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Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law

June 24, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Vermont will fund homegrown internet service providers under a broadband expansion bill Gov. Phil Scott signed into law last week. The move makes Vermont the latest in a series of states that, underwhelmed by the federal government’s solutions to provide […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless

June 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” the presidential tweet read last February 21. “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” The race to 5G, as it is […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]


Data Center, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lawmakers in Nevada on Wednesday sent their fourth piece of legislation concerning blockchain technology to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the past two weeks. The latest measure, Senate Bill 161, would provide businesses testing new uses of the distributed-ledger technology with […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

In anticipation of the 2020 election, the Center for Internet Security says it plans to distribute as many as 150 additional Albert sensors, devices that monitor computer networks for intrusions, to state and local governments by the end of the […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

How do you secure the cloud? New data points a way

June 6, 2019

Via: CSO Online

The march toward the cloud for data and services has many companies rethinking their approach to cyber security. Do they need a cloud security strategy? What is different about a cloud security strategy? Recent surveys have shed light on how […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon avoided a decade’s worth of taxes—a new law could make it pay up

June 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has avoided paying local taxes on telecom equipment in many New Jersey municipalities over the past decade, but a proposed state law would force the company to pay back taxes for all the payments it didn’t make. The bill, […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Top 3 cloud migration mistakes: summer 2019 version

May 28, 2019

Via: InfoWorld all

If you’re in the process of migrating workloads to the cloud, chances are this is not your first rodeo. Most of those doing cloud migrations are on their second or third project. Just when you would think we’re becoming more […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking Security, Security

WannaCry? Hundreds of US schools still haven’t patched servers

May 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

If you’re wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do to get an answer is poke around the Internet a little. Publicly accessible security-scan data […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

May 21, 2019

Via: InfoWorld all

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. (That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) I’m pretty sure they don’t like me to call them […]