Why OMB’s FDCCI reversal is a good move for IT admins

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Why OMB’s FDCCI reversal is a good move for IT admins

You’ve got to feel for OMB.  They were originally given a near impossible task regarding the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and have done an admirable job of establishing guidelines and goals. They had no power to force anyone to follow it, and probably rightly so. But after a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, and a push by the administration, they have had to release a new set of guidelines that changes the landscape of FDCCI. It’s really a policy reversal.

Smart architecture for cyber security: Integration beats hodge-podge

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Smart architecture for cyber security: Integration beats hodge-podge

With all the cyber security rhetoric out there, especially in light of recent NSA leaks and Chinese hacker threats, it seems like everyone has an answer to security. But how do CIOs and other government IT leaders sort through the banter to really determine what products are most effective? And which ones are easiest to manage as a single solution?

Why clustered ONTAP matters to the government

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Why clustered ONTAP matters to the government

In high-visibility applications such as those within a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), downtime directly impacts productivity. And when productivity suffers, the agency’s mission could be at risk.

Security and virtualization are top priorities: Now how do you do both with long-term cost savings?

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Security and virtualization are top priorities: Now how do you do both with long-term cost savings?

Out of necessity, user mobility and cyber security have been the major focus in the IT world lately. Users are on the move, and IT must adapt accordingly. But even more importantly, hackers are moving quickly, and IT must adapt even faster — or face disastrous consequences.

Confusion could spell disaster for government agencies

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Confusion could spell disaster for government agencies

U.S. government agencies haven’t done nearly enough to prepare for natural and man-made disasters when it comes to our country’s precious, mission-critical data, according to a new MeriTalk survey sponsored by SwishData and NetApp.

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