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SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence. That is one reason why I jumped at the opportunity to talk with SAP executives responsible for the company's work in that clandestine marketplace. SAP National Security Services, Inc.™ (SAP NS2™) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the company and offers a full suite of SAP enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions. These offerings, however, are endowed with specialized levels of security and support needed to meet the unique mission requirements of US National Security Agencies and critical national infrastructure customers. SAP NS2 also provides secure consulting and support services from experts that hold c... (more)

Invest in IT Security Culture Change By @Kevin_Jackson | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Fear Hackers? First Invest in an IT Security Culture Change With all the news these days about cyberterrorism and hacking the cloud may seem like the last place you would want to put your precious information. Pew Research has even suggested that cyber-attacks are likely to increase. Some 61% of over 1600 security expert respondents to a recent survey said "yes" that a major attack causing widespread harm would occur by 2025,according to the Pew Research study. The cold hard fact, however, is that fear of the cyberterrorist and hackers, while definitely valid, is mostly misplaced.... (more)

Tactical Cloud Computing Panel at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest [case sensitive] As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been to provide useful and actionable information to the conference attendees. While the industry has engaged in a rigorous discussion around "enterprise" cloud computing, information on tactical or deployabl... (more)

Federal Agencies Pick Up Their Interest in Cloud Computing

Federal agencies are now officially exploring cloud computing as an option for some of their information technology requirements. This development represents a significant shift from the quiet pilot activity so characteristic of new technology in the Federal space. Examples of this apparent increase in interest include: A recent Navy Next Generation Enterprise Network industry day during which the Navy also announced the intent on releasing additional Request for Information (RFI) regarding several different aspects of the NGEN segments. One of the topics of interest was cloud ... (more)

SYS-CON.TV Power Panel: The Business Value of Cloud Computing

Jeremy Geelan hosts an excellent panel on cloud computing business value featuring: Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com John Engates, CTO of Rackspace Rod Fontecilla of Booz Allen Hamilton, and Hal Stern, SVP & CTO of Sun's Global Sales Group. Click here to start the video. ( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - KLJ ) ... (more)