Technically News - 10/21

Technically News scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information, and ideas that impact the public sector.

IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 2: AWS

Joe Masters Emison is frustrated by a lack of any comprehensive comparison benchmarks between Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers. So he’s on a mission to test and compare them. Last week, he took on Amazon Web Services and came back impressed. Read about his experience at Network Computing.

CryptoLocker, Kegotip, Medfos Malware Triple-Threat

This October, there’s a new form of trick-or-treating: malware. In a new article, Solera Networks provides key insights into CryptoLocker, Kegotip, and Medfos to help you identify and defend yourself. Read about them on Solera’s blog, ThreatVision Labs.

How Government IT Uses Virtualization to Lock Down Clouds

How does virtualization help with your cloud initiative? Data Center Knowledge breaks it down into four points: creating the golden cloud image, incorporating policies, using provisioning and automation services, and staying compliant. Find out why they chose those four by reading their article.

State CIOs Scramble to Keep Pace with Technology

New trends at the state level have government CIOs rushing toward a new IT philosophy: make it enterprise-like.  As Doug Robinson, NASCIO’s executive director, put it: “…adopt an enterprise vision, drive enterprise thinking, and implement enterprise solutions.” A recent Government Health IT article explores each trend and why they’re so difficult to implement.

7 Keys to More Modern & Secure Government

Next month’s Oracle’s 7th Annual Federal Forum will focus on creating government innovation and customer focus. Tracks during the event include the modern data center, transforming government service delivery, and future ready workforce. In a recent Forbes article, Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Oracle Public Sector, previews the event’s themes and goal.