Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the
technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an
increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading
cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare
IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to
political, nothing is done.
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology
mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio
show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on
us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from
medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)
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Cloud services are putting new demands on enterprise networks, a recent
survey by Juniper Networks and Forrester Research revealed, according to this
AllThingsD article. Of the 150 senior IT executives surveyed, 58% said that
they had to upgrade their networking hardware to meet the new demands brought
on by cloud services.
A new infographic by CA Technologies reveals that 80% of companies believe
that cloud computing drives innovat... (more)
Software Eats the WorldDid you read that Uber, the mobile application
company, received $1.2 billion in additional VC investment this month? Why
would investors be willing to invest so much? Investors believe that Uber is
among a group of mobile app companies capable of disrupting entire
industries. They are a data driven start-up enabled by mobile devices.
For insight into this innovative and transformative company read their
description, "Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly
connecting riders to drivers through our [mobile] apps, we make cities more
Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among
Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new
communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main
issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the
WebSocket (WS) protocol?
John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web
servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing
previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the
target server. These proxies may be either ex... (more)
MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a
wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a
cloud computing environment is tricky.
The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details.
So if you want a spoiler: it is possible to achieve true confidentiality for
your MySQL database today; using the industry best practice which is
Cloud encryption for MySQL – Setting your goals
Before talking tech, it’s actually essential to understand what your goals
are, and the... (more)
10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center
in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of
sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by
exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem.
The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past
10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise
IT as a service.
We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new
images all week.