GovCloud Network is proud to announce that we have teamed with Tech Equity
Ltd to deliver cloud education and training on a global basis. With this
partnership, GovCloud Network will also add the Cloud Clinique Online
Training and Cloud Computing Best Practices program to it's list of services.
CloudClinique is an online cloud certification platform that contains over
7,500 cloud best practice concepts across 18 separate domains. Compiled by
certified cloud practitioners and trainers, learning is organized around 10
minute sessions, and delivered using tools designed to reinforce your
understanding and confidence level. The content and database is very rich and
designed to prepare candidates for most cloud certification programs.
Revision modules are available for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials
Certification, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification, Cloud School Cloud Professional... (more)
A recent Inc.com article claimed that the percentage of U.S. small businesses
using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six
years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent (l). This forecast was gleaned
from a just released Emergent Research and Intuit study. This statement is
also very scary in that it also highlights the growing importance of the
cybersecurity threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.
Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute
of Standards and Technology, says in the past two years he has seen "a
Addressing the global cloud skills gap is the number one priority to help
accelerate the successful adoption of Cloud, according to the Cloud
Credential Council. To address the skills gap specifically related to
FedRAMP, the Cloud Credential Council has released an online course and exam
for FedRAMP authored by leading government cloud expert Kevin L. Jackson.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a
government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security
assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and
Cyber-secure cloud computing can help both businesses and governments improve
their ability to collaborate with non-traditional partners so they can
quickly and cost-effectively tackle complex problems. That's the message
Kevin Jackson of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium will
deliver to world technology leaders this month.
Jackson is scheduled to present an open process developed by NCOIC to
facilitate cross-domain interoperability and secure information sharing among
different systems and users at Cloud Expo in New York on June 10 and at the
World Congress of ... (more)
So you won your first Government Contract… Congratulations!
Among the new issues you will need to consider, your accounting systems, both
practices and technology, will need to pass muster with Defense Contract
Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors. This will require a combination of internal
processes and controls. Your accounting system will need to properly
delineate direct and indirect costs, must properly pool indirect costs, and
must properly handle unallowable costs.
It’s likely that you are currently using Quickbooks, the dominant player in
small and medium enterprise (SME) account... (more)