This may be the best time to work in — and with — government. Given the daunting societal challenges we face, from extreme weather to economic development, cyber threats and aging infrastructure — working in government means the chance to do something about them. With the emergence of cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things […]
Cook County, Illinois, is the second-most populous county in the United States. The only larger county is Los Angeles County in California. Rather than a top-down structure led by a mayor or executive, Cook County is managed by 11 elected officials. Each has independent authority over a particular area of responsibility. Because each elected office […]
Let’s take a breath: robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than Bill Gates has asserted just the opposite and called for a counterintuitive, preemptive strike on these innovations. His proposed weapon of choice? Taxes on technology to compensate for losses that haven’t happened. AI […]
As federal agencies take their first steps toward cloud implementation, they are beginning to establish their own cloud strategies. These include laying out a framework that will identify different workload profiles and deploy each workload in the most suitable cloud environment. During this planning and design phase, they often realize a need to adopt a […]
The nature of any public cloud is to meet the requirements that a majority of its users need. There are always trade-offs in functionality, standardization and costs. So, in the end, the implemented requirements are some kind of least common denominator. While this might be good (enough) for most industries, it often is not enough […]
In my previous blog post, “Governments are capitalizing on the cloud,” I discussed how governments are starting to embrace cloud computing for its multiple benefits such as scalability, flexibility and cost savings. One government agency, the US Department of Defense, is harnessing this technology to achieve superiority on the battlefield in both conventional conflicts and […]
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the US government will spend $1.7 billion on private clouds in 2014, with a projected estimate of $7.7 billion for the year 2017. This is not surprising based on the government’s keen interest in the cloud space dating back to the Nebula cloud computing project from NASA in […]
People who know me agree that I am more of a talker than a writer (some may even say too much of a talker). Cloud computing has been my field of expertise for the past 10 years or so and is a subject I am quite passionate about. As writing is not my forte, I […]
OpenStack has become increasingly important to enterprises of all sizes as its reach extends beyond Web 2.0/SaaS companies, such as Workday, Webex and PayPal. OpenStack is now a major element of both enterprise cloud computing and broader cloud initiatives, such as the new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center in Washington, DC.
Mac Devine shares his impressions from the Intel Developer Forum as they relate to government, internet of things and cloud computing.