May 27th, 2009
Virtualization is on the ”watch list” for IT professionals all over the Federal government. Lee Badger, a computer scientist at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, is researching the ways virtualization can impact security, IT costs, and other aspects of running an IT operation. He told me about the work NIST is doing and how virtualization can help agencies meet their missions more effectively.
Federal IT managers are under greater pressure than ever before to control costs while increasing energy efficiency and maintaining security. Under the leadership of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, federal agencies have been tasked with complying with the recent OMB Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, including the adoption of cloud computing and virtualized IT environments. Are agencies following through with these necessary upgrades, or are they falling behind the times? Tune into this panel to hear experts from GTSI, Oracle, and the Government Business Council (GBC), the research division of Government Executive Media Group, discuss the results of a recent in-depth study into the transformation of IT environments at federal agencies.
Citrix Federal area vice president on virtualization, cloud computing, the acquisition work force, and doing business with the government.
June 16th According to Forester, desktop virtualization is no longer a trend; it’s the future of the PC. The question now facing federal IT managers is no longer whether or not to virtualization, but which approach best accommodates both end-users’ demands and IT’s need for greater manageability and security. Federal agencies are already reaping the benefits of desktop virtualization, effectively delivering anytime, anywhere computing to an increasingly mobile and distant workforce. They’re significantly reducing TCO, lowering energy consumption to sustain Green IT initiatives, creating a more agile infrastructure and opening the way for cloud computing. But for many the explosion of new virtualization technologies seems overwhelming. How do you make sense of the changing desktop landscape, and arrive at a solution that boosts workforce productivity while improving management efficiencies? Where do you get started?
Tight budgets and increasing capacity demands are driving questions about IT in pure dollar terms, says head of Juniper Federal.
The conference is going on this week.
This week, host John Gilroy talks with Andy Lausch of CDW-G. August 3, 2010
Who’s using cloud more — the U.S. or Europe? What are the biggest concerns when it comes to security on both sides of the Atlantic? Should you be developing a cloud strategy now, or should…
This week, we bring you a special treat — an extended conversation with Mark White, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP who works with both the firm’s Federal and Technology practices. He is also the…
”CIOs that are adopting desktop virtualization can be CIOs that can say ’yes’ to things; before they had to say ’no’ because there was no way to manage those devices.”