ALABAMA: 5 Reasons People Are Flocking To Federal Government Small Business Conferences. More than 600 business people signed up for NASA’s Small Business Alliance meeting in Huntsville recently, and another 300 wanted to come but couldn’t fit in the theater at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Yes, it was free, but what did all these people want from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center? Read more

NASA: 6 Simple Fixes For The Federal Procurement Process. As the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, our government has a rigorous procurement process in place to protect the American taxpayer, designed to facilitate helping Uncle Sam buy what he needs to perform his myriad missions efficiently, effectively, and economically. Read more


HADOOP: IBM Unveils Hadoop Analytics Tools. While more companies are using the open source tool for collecting and storing a very large sets of variable data, IBM argues companies are struggling “to realize its full potential in every part of their business”. Read more

BIG DATA: Oracle Steps Up Its Big-Data Push With New Products. One of the core challenges in any big-data effort is combining data from multiple sources and turning it into something useful. Your company’s transactional systems might be able to show you what customers are buying, for instance, but the keys to other aspects of their behavior—their browsing patterns and their loyalty information, say—could lie in other systems altogether. Read more

MOBILE: CIO Council To Approve One Standard For Mobile App Vetting. The federal Chief Information Officer’s Council’s Mobile Technology Tiger Team is recommending the use of the Defense Department’s standard for vetting the security of mobile applications. Read more

ALIGNING BIG DATA: Is Microsoft Still The CIO’s Best Friend? When Microsoft makes a move, people sit up and take notice. The tech giant recently provided detailed information on a series of upcoming releases and updates, such as operating system Windows 10, personal assistant Cortana, and head-mounted computer HoloLens. Read more


TITAN: Working With Graph Databases And AWS. Facebook and LinkedIn use graph databases for social applications. But enterprises should look into how a database like Titan can work with AWS. Read more

ORACLE: Why Cloud Databases Are In Your Future. The cloud has gotten pretty complicated—and crowded. There are more new “as a service” offerings popping up lately than reality TV shows. Yet, one of those offerings in particular has a great shot at becoming an enterprise staple, and a long-term platform for IT innovation—database as a service. Read more


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