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Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud

Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago.
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For state officials, finding a way to store electronic records was crucial because more government records are being produced electronically — emails, photos, video and the like.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/20/4069816/michigan-moves-digital-archive.html#storylink=cpy
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Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users

Lawsuit Raises Red Flags For Government Cloud Users | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A California lawsuit suggests the federal government must take stronger steps to protect government data from data mining and user profiling by cloud service providers.
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The lawsuit alleges that Google violated federal and state wiretap and privacy laws by data mining the email content of students who used Google's Apps for Education and Google's Gmail messaging service.

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How to implement incident reporting in cloud computing

How to implement incident reporting in cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud security incidents often catch the media’s attention as they affect large number of users. For example, recently a large storage service provider suffered an outage lasting two days.

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A new report looks at four different cloud computing scenarios and investigates how incident reporting schemes could be set up.

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EU urges cloud computing uptake despite PRISM fallout

EU urges cloud computing uptake despite PRISM fallout | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Benefits of technology must win out over privacy fears
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PRISM was a case for the sort of vulnerability that the Public Cloud suffered from. If the cloud is to be pushed as a secure environment than a Hybrid / Private cloud solution would be the best.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which tech companies are looking out for your privacy? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Electronic Freedom Foundation calls out Sonic.net for actively protecting personal data from the government, and Verizon, AT&T and Apple for, well, not.
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After we have learnt that the National Security Agency's PRISM  programme tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring user's search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats this infographic importance takes on a new meaning.

 

Shame on Verizon, AT&T and Apple!

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Twitter and Sonic.net took top scores in a new Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) report rating tech companies' stewardship of users' personal data and their willingness to hand over data to the government. The two companies got high marks on each of the EFF's six privacy best practices categories, which include things like "require a warrant for content," "tell users about government data demands," and "publish transparency reports."


On the other end of the scale were Verizon, AT&T and Apple. Verizon failed to get a star in even one category, while AT&T and Apple earned just one apiece. 

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What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security | CloudTweaks

What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
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Security, security, security!!! Unless addressed there are 2 great worries. Hacking for criminal reasons or hacking for big brother. The second one is even scarier.

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Think G-Cloud 2012: Don't call it Cloud! | BusinessCloud9

Think G-Cloud 2012: Don't call it Cloud! | BusinessCloud9 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The advice from the panel at the Think G-Cloud 2012 conference on Thursday was simple: don't call it Cloud - it only puts people off!

 

In what was a relatively straight forward back and forth between representatives from Warwickshire County Council, trade association Intellect and not-for-profit provider Eduserv, the panelists pitched the notion that Cloud Computing needs to be the alternative, not the solution.

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Cloud computing network to help small firms win government bids

Cloud computing network to help small firms win government bids | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Three accelerator centres will be set up in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver to help small cloud providers collaborate to compete against larger players.
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Government Clouds: Progress, Insights and Remaining Challenges (Coming Down to Earth)

Government Clouds: Progress, Insights and Remaining Challenges (Coming Down to Earth) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Government is exploring a wide variety of cloud computing approaches to cut costs, improve operations, provide transparency, and engage citizens. Prior successes, such as Recovery.gov and cloud e-mail procurements, have led to the U.S.
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Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says

Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
‘You have to understand risk and the data you’re dealing with,’ David Bennett says.
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Myriad factors play into these decisions – projected cost savings, information sensitivity and availability, to name a few – but according to U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency Chief Information Officer David Bennett, the single most important element continues to be risk.

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'Government as a Platform': How Cloud Computing Is Progressing Inside The Beltway

'Government as a Platform': How Cloud Computing Is Progressing Inside The Beltway | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is more than just the latest in a series of attempts to pare down government spending -- it's a gateway to unprecedented innovation in a sector known more for bureaucratic inertia. That's the view of Dr. Rick Holgate, president of the  American Council for Technology (ACT), an independent [...]
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How is the adoption of cloud progressing inside the Beltway, among government agencies? While launched with great promise several years ago, a recent Accenture survey of 286 federal IT executives suggests that progress has been slow to date.

 

 

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Government signs cloud hosting contract with Carrenza for GOV.UK

Government signs cloud hosting contract with Carrenza for GOV.UK | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has signed a £100,000 one-year contract with Carrenza to help host the GOV.UK goverment services portal.
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The agility and scalability of our infrastructure means we can quickly respond to the most demanding of requirements. Our experience in delivering some of Europe's busiest ecommerce platforms will benefit the government as it continues to look to improve the efficiency of how government IT is delivered.

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Why the U.S. Government is Moving to Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Why the U.S. Government is Moving to Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It's no secret that cloud computing is transforming businesses across industries and creating a paradigm shift by deliverin

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The cloud is perfect for most Government services. Although there is still an issue on security for certain agencies, this should not hamper  the services sector from migrating.

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The fog of law and cloud computing

The fog of law and cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Data sovereignty and privacy concerns resulting from the extension of US-government mass-surveillance powers should not dissuade Australian businesses from considering and adopting cloud computing services.
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Interesting article on the US Government's (and certain other governments') fixation to spy on its people.

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Amazon Web Services announces new GovCloud features.

Amazon Web Services announces new GovCloud features. | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
AWS GovCloud (US) is an AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and contractors to move sensitive workloads into the cloud that require “US Persons” only access.
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What are the 7 challenges facing federal cloud computing?

What are the 7 challenges facing federal cloud computing? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that, while the US ‘Cloud First’ enterprise project is making tangible progress, there are seven cloud lessons for the public sector.
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FAA Chooses Office 365: Microsoft One-Ups Google In Battle For Government Cloud Market | TechCrunch

FAA Chooses Office 365: Microsoft One-Ups Google In Battle For Government Cloud Market | TechCrunch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In early 2011, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and team helped institute a "Cloud First" policy, which aimed to speed up the government's internal adoption of cloud computing and services.
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