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Apr 25, 2014





2014 Cloud Computing Brainstorm



Register today to join MeriTalk's Cloud Computing Exchange for the third annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together cloud-fluent Federal IT professionals to share practiced techniques, collaborate on challenges, and more.






2014 Cloud Computing Brainstorm

The second annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm took place on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Thank you to all who were able to attend. Our archive page has audio, video, and pictures from the program.  For more information, please contact Kaila Brosey at (703) 883-9000 ext. 108 or





The Cloud Evolution: How Can Feds Navigate the Path to the Cloud?

As Feds transition to the cloud, finding an experienced, credible partner to provide a complete, security-enhanced set of services is key. Microsoft has earned the FedRAMP seal of approval and can help guide agencies on their journey to the cloud with a wide-range of options that provide flexibility and scalability. Read the article.


Staying Safer in Cyberspace: Cloud Security on the Horizon

This paper offers a framework for integrating cloud computing, cyber security, and mobility programs in a way that enables the Federal government to realize the economic, technological, and mission-effectiveness benefits of cloud services, while simultaneously meeting current Federal cybersecurity requirements. Read the full report.



Shared Services: Ready or Not?

MeriTalk's recent study, "Shared Services: Ready or Not?" examines the current state of shared services within the Federal government. The study discusses new insight into the opportunity for cloud to unlock shared-service potential, who's using shared services today and what they've learned, and how much time and money agencies can save. Download the report to learn more.


50 Must-Read Federal Government IT Blogs 2013

This year, FedTech asked the community to help find the best Federal technology blogs. They were overwhelmed by the response. Readers submitted 33 blogs and voted more than 300 times. FedTech rounded out the 50 with some of their favorites, making the list an incredible resource for the Federal IT community. Congrats to MeriTalk's My Cup of IT for making the top 50 list. Check out the full list.


Mark Day Highlights GSA Initiatives to Promote Cloud Adoption

Cloud computing promises Federal agencies some attractive benefits, but several obstacles stand in the way of those anticipated advantages. Agencies face both cultural and technical considerations. The cloud approach marks a sharp departure from the on-premise solutions agencies have deployed and maintained for years. Questions surrounding migration, legacy systems integration, and security also complicate matters. Read the full profile here.



The FedRAMP OnRAMP provides transparency into the certification process.

Shared Services:  Ready or Not? Feds discuss how the cloud will unlock shared-services potential. 

NetApp looks at Data Portability in the blog post “Moving Day



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