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Sep 2, 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

DCX Quarterly Meeting

Register today to attend the Data Center Exchange Quarterly Meeting  on Wednesday, September 17 at The City Club in D.C. from 8 - 10 a.m. To RSVP, please email Alex Butera at abutera@meritalk.com.


2015 Data Center Brainstorm

Stayed tuned for more details regarding MeriTalk's Data Center Exchange Brainstorm on March 25, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 

  

DATA CENTER RESOURCES

 

The Drive to Thrive

 

 

What would happen if we took data centers away? How valuable is real-time information access to Federal employees and how are agency IT departments ensuring reliability and security? Our new report, “The Drive to Thrive: Ensuring the Agile Data Center,” examines those issues.

 

The Modern Federal Data Center Outlook

 

 

Part 1: Weathering the Storm with Business Continuity Planning

With fewer resources, Federal CIOs have difficult decisions to make. Public-private collaboration is a key to success. MeriTalk interviewed Symantec recently to understand its views on business continuity planning and the value of information. Read the article here.

 

Part 2: Cloud and Virtualization are Changing the Course

Federal IT issues are on top of everyone’s mind. Shrinking budgets and demands to innovate make the Federal CIOs job harder than ever. Public-private collaboration is more critical now than ever. MeriTalk interviewed Symantec recently to understand its views on virtualizing and optimizing the data center and the value of information. Read the article.

 

Part 3: Growing Pains: The Explosive Growth of Information Management

Fedeal CIOs are surronded by data. But more is not always better, and they are searching for ways to better manage the large and growing amounts of structured and unstrcutured data that their agencies collect and store.  Public-private collaboration is more critical now than ever.  MeriTalk interviewed Symantec recently to understand its views on governance policies and the value of information. Read the article.

 

 

IT Superhero Persona Quiz

 

 

Discover your alter ego. Take the IT Superhero Persona quiz. Then, recognize a real Federal superhero for a 2014 Merit Award.

 

USDA FNS Makes Headway with Data Center Agenda

Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture at the 2013 Data Center Brainstorm. 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has made healthy progress on goals to consolidate its data centers, reflecting the government-wide push to reduce data center costs and avoid duplication. Click here for full article.

   
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