In the software industry as a whole, one of the most attractive features of SaaS systems is that they’re browser-based, multi-tenant architecture systems. All software updates are pushed out automatically by the software vendor, requiring little to no action by the customer.
Cloud’s ability to make IT more agile is undeniable, says CIO.com’s Bernard Golden. But once that benchmark is met, the cost effectiveness of the internal cloud versus public providers will be a key measure of success.
Dr. Ray Johnson
Lockheed Martin, along with the company’s Cyber Security Alliance partners, have released a new study entitled “Awareness, Trust and Security to Shape Government Cloud Adoption.” According to a survey conducted for the study, “the awareness, trust and security issues that have limited federal government adoption of cloud computing appear to be more perceptual than prohibitive.”
NASA has named Chris Kemp, formerly CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Calif., to a new role as the space agency’s first CTO for IT, where he’ll drive innovative IT projects for NASA.
Earlier this month, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) rolled out the first part of its testing infrastructure, created in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), vendors, implementers, standards organizations and certification bodies.