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    Healthcare cloud security: Now and into the future

    LogicWorks

    Healthcare providers and payers that utilize cloud platforms to store and access personnel records (and like data) are probably storing protected health information (“PHI”), which is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Rules now in place govern the use of cloud computing to store health-related data, including personnel-related data. The consequences for failure to comply can be severe to a company’s bottom line, including some heavy fines and PR nightmares.

    About 1 week, 6 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Government, Security
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    How government CRM tools are addressing complex public sector needs

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Stories about frustrating experiences with government agencies abound. Fortunately however, many governments are beginning to address these issues with a greater sense of urgency. The need for action is being manifested in new policy and an operational focus on better service delivery globally, with customer relationship management (CRM) tools as integral as ever.

    About 1 month, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, CRM, Government
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    It’s time to stop thinking of G-Cloud as a golden ticket to public sector sales

    Ivan Harris

    With the new framework in the pipeline there are signs of renewed ambition for G-Cloud to deliver more business to a wider set of suppliers as evidenced by Francis Maude’s goal for a further £100m to be spent through the platform by May 2015. The trouble is that when you look at the numbers, this is little more than a gnat’s bite from the elephantine £13.8bn spent on Government each year. It is clear that G-Cloud has a long way to go. So what can we do to improve things?

    About 1 month, 3 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Government, Opinion, PublicSector
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    Value in local government digital services should be driven by G-Cloud, PSN and suppliers

    Ivan Harris

    When head of Rotherham Council ICT Richard Copley recently called for a Local Government Digital Service, I immediately thought “that’s an ambitious idea and welcome thinking”. However, I’m also mindful of Mike Bracken’s comment at a 2013 SOCITM conference that "it was the devil's own job to get 24 departments to agree to adopt Gov.uk".

    About 2 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Government, Opinion, PublicSector, Vendors
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    How the PRISM fallout is impacting cloud adoption

    Len Padilla

    The fallout of the Edward Snowden scandal that broke over the summer is being felt globally, with concerns around governments’ ability to access data prompting many organisations to rethink their investment in ICT and the cloud.

    About 2 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Government, Security
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    Cracking the G-Cloud commoditisation conundrum

    Ivan Harris

    Anniversaries are always a good point to take a step back, reflect on the past and think about what the future holds. That is something I have done this week as we head into the third calendar year of G-Cloud by taking time out to reread the document which lays out the government’s Cloud First Strategy as published by the Cabinet Office in 2011.

    About 3 months, 1 week ago - 2 comments - Categories: Europe, Feature, Government, SMEs
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    Why cloud services will kill big bad whole-of-government IT projects

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Momentum for cloud services adoption in government grew solidly in 2013 and looks certain to accelerate in 2014. We believe that growth in cloud services adoption by agencies will drive a change in the core logic of whole-of-government IT strategy. Cloud services offer a less risky win-win-win path towards IT modernization and intra-agency collaboration. Big bad experimental whole-of-government IT projects are dead. Long live the new logic of cloud services: find solutions that work well in individual agencies and then adopt them more broadly across multiple agencies. Simple.

    About 3 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: CIO, Government
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    Hong Kong unveils government cloud, funding put in

    James Bourne

    Hong Kong has launched the Government Cloud Platform, joining an array of countries with established cloud computing initiatives. Yet the scheme, named GovCloud, is different from the US and UK initiatives as it is only for internal government use.

    About 3 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Government, Hosting, Storage
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    Amazon v IBM CIA cloud contract: Judge rules in favour of AWS...for now

    James Bourne

    IBM’s bid to derail Amazon’s awarding of a lucrative $600m CIA cloud computing contract has been rebuffed after a federal judge ruled in favour of Amazon. The ruling from Judge Thomas Wheeler, which was posted on PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) earlier this week, puts to an end – in theory anyway, IBM can of course still appeal – a saga which has been played out in courtrooms and behind closed doors throughout the summer.

    About 6 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Best Practice, Government, Strategy
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    Windows Azure cloud nails FedRAMP qualification, government work to rise

    James Bourne

    Microsoft has announced that its Windows Azure cloud infrastructure has been given the sought after FedRAMP accreditation for US federal cloud computing. As the American government is trying to go ‘cloud first’, this represents an important milestone for Redmond – if perhaps a little late.

    About 6 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Government, IaaS, Microsoft, PaaS, Security
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