IN-MEMORY COMPUTING: Transforming Business Intelligence and the Internet of Things. We are in the midst of a data revolution – deriving business intelligence (BI) from data has graduated from a nice-to-have feature to a business-critical function. As connected devices, sensors, and machines become ubiquitous, organizations increasingly require a solution that can keep up with the real-time data delivered by the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

BLURRED LINES: Reimagining The User Experience For Business Intelligence. Software applications have historically been built with a very specific purpose in mind. Word processors are designed for writing and editing documents, while spreadsheets are for working with numbers. Read more

BIG DATA TOPICS: Data Visualization is Great News for Data Democracy. Let’s say you’re the CEO of a company and you wants to know what’s going on in your business: Which marketing channels were the most effective in the last two quarters? In which regions are the salespeople underperforming, and what are the possible reasons for this? Read more


CLOUD ARCHITECTURE: SQL Server 16 to Hybridize Databases. With a typical hybrid cloud architecture, relational databases that span storage volumes across premises into the public cloud are facilitated — rather delicately — by a cloud management platform (CMP). Read more

PRIVATE CLOUD DEPLOYMENT: Oracle Collaborates With Mirantis to Bring Database as a Service. Ahead of the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, Oracle announced a collaboration with Mirantis to enable Oracle Solaris and Mirantis OpenStack users to accelerate application and database provisioning in private cloud environments via Murano, the application project in the OpenStack ecosystem. Read more


NASCIO: State IT Leaders Dive into Disruptive Technologies. Speaking on a NASCIO panel, IT chiefs share how they explore new initiatives. Although government IT traditionally hasn’t been known as being innovative, that’s beginning to change with efforts from several states. Read more

DCAO PROGRAM: Slow Progress Forces Navy To Change Strategies For Cloud, Data Centers. The Department of the Navy isn’t making as much progress on data center consolidation and moving to the cloud as it wants to. So the Navy is moving the initiatives under a new owner and coming down hard on those who are standing in the way. Read more

SHARED SERVICES: High Interest in Self Plus One Expected. OPM has told insurance carriers in the FEHB that a high level of interest is expected in the new self plus one option that will become available in the 2016 plan year, with a “large number of enrollment changes” likely in this fall’s open season. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – July 13, 2015

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