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How The Louisiana Supreme Court Supported IT Staff Through A Disaster

StateTech | Jul 15, 2015

On Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, Frank DiFulco received a call from his wife while he was shopping at Wal-Mart. She told him to pick up some water, batteries and other supplies, as forecasters warned that Hurricane Katrina was headed to New Orleans....

Dawn Leaf Makes The Case For A Cloud Practitioner Roadmap

Fierce GovernmentIT | Jul 15, 2015

More than five years ago, Dawn Leaf lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology's work to write a cloud computing roadmap for the federal government. Since that time, there's been no shortage of additional resources for departments to...

A Decade After Katrina, IT Leaders Share Lessons Learned

StateTech | Jul 15, 2015

When the next hurricane strikes, the Louisiana Supreme Court is ready. CIO Mike Evanson was already impressed with the court's disaster recovery plan when he joined the court three years ago, and it has since grown stronger. The 15-page document...

4 Reasons To Use VMotion

StateTech | Jul 13, 2015

VMware vSphere ESXi's vMotion feature has proved to be one of the most powerful and valuable features for the vSphere admin. vMotion enables system administrators to move virtual machines from host to host and from storage device to storage device...

Housing Choices For Poor Families Have Not Improved Since Katrina

Governement Executive | Jul 9, 2015

Approximately 70 percent of homes in New Orleans were damaged in the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina, including half of the city's rental housing stock. Much of that pre-Katrina landscape belonged to low-income residents who had little...

Successfully Migrating And Monitoring Apps In The Cloud

GCN | Jul 8, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT With the federal government’s Cloud First Policy nearly four years old, most agencies already have a clear understanding of the promised values of cloud computing – one of the greatest advantages being agility and simplicity...

Post-breach, Interior Has ‘Mandated’ Computer Users Sign On With Smart Cards

Next Gov | Jul 7, 2015

The Interior Department last week mandated that offices block individuals from logging into the agency's network unless they enter both a password and government-issued smart card, according to Interior IT officials. The decision was made after...