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CLOUD: DOD Looks to Industry for Cloud Enterprise Email. The Department of Defense is eyeing a commercial solution for the next version of its unclassified enterprise email. That service is currently provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), but the promise of significant cost savings is driving DOD to adopt a commercial cloud offering, acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen said at the department’s cloud industry event in Washington, D.C. Read more

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia Wants 50 Percent of IT Assets in the Cloud by 2016. Adel Ebeid, Philadelphia’s chief innovation officer, wants to manage IT, not build it. Under his leadership, the city has moved 30 percent of its IT footprint into the cloud over the past three years. By the end of 2016, that number is expected to reach 50 percent. Read more

DEFENSE: Army CIO Unveils New IT Strategy. Army CIO Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell has released a set of ambitious IT modernization plans that seek to accelerate progress in key areas such as cybersecurity and cloud computing for the service’s more than 1.4 million network users. Read more


CLOUD MIGRATION: The Silver Lining for CIOs in HR’s Cloud Challenges. HR executives are flocking to the cloud as a means to better engage talent and empower employees. In many organizations, HR executives are flying solo on their cloud transitions without the support of IT—as cloud vendors sidestep the IT departments and sell directly to Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs). Read more

TECH AND FINANCE: Addressing Analytics: Extracting Value from the New Data Currency. As many financial service organizations are discovering, there’s a new currency in town and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever dealt with before. Read more

CIOs: A Glimpse Into The Future: Software Goes Invisible. Software is getting smarter, thanks to predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). Whereas the current generation of software is about enabling smarter decision-making for humans, we’re starting to see “invisible software” capable of performing tasks without human intervention. Read more


TODAY’S HACKER: Today’s Hackers Are Way More Sophisticated Than You Think. Defense against intrusion is no longer enough. While the modern always-on, data-fueled environment spells opportunity for the enterprise, it also makes an attractive target for hackers. And the proliferation of such environments has turned hacking into a profession. Read more

MOBILE APPS: Android Adware Raises Google Play Security Concerns. Google has suspended three applications from the Play Store after being alerted to the presence of malicious adware. A security firm revealed the infected apps to Google and believes they’ve been installed on many millions of phones and tablets. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – March 11, 2015

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