IBM: Why IBM Believes Quantum Computing is the Next Big Cloud Hit after AI and Blockchain. IBM has released a new API for its Quantum Experience program, which will enable developers to build interfaces between its cloud-based quantum computers and its classical equivalents. Find out more
AMAZON: Flexible Cloud Computing Services Key to Federal Innovation, Says Amazon Web Service’s Teresa Carlson. Just how innovative will the federal government’s future cloud computing efforts be? The answer depends on the government’s ability to try out new offerings with minimal risk or procurement costs. Also imperative will be agencies’ ability to pay for services on an “on-demand” basis. Six years into her role as vice president of Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Public Sector, Teresa Carlson is ensuring government customers can embrace cloud offerings with that nimble approach in mind. Find out more
NASA: Cloud Computing Security Concerns Hover. In the rush to embrace cloud computing, enterprises of all sizes can face serious stumbling blocks, including concerns about how to implement the technology and best practices to follow, which ultimately affects security. The same goes for government agencies, including NASA. Find out more
OPINION: The Digital Government Americans Deserve. Americans are turning to digital solutions for everything from banking services to healthcare to travel. Yet despite large investments by the U.S. government in digital technologies, government continues to lag behind. As a result, U.S. citizens have very low levels of satisfaction and confidence in the government’s ability to deliver services that meet their needs and expectations, according to a 2014 Accenture study. If the new administration wants to make the U.S. government a leader in information technology and innovation, here are five strategies that can help build a digital government that Americans deserve. Find out more
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