Loni Stark, group manager for Government Solutions at Adobe Systems
Incorporated, recently interviewed with Focus Washington TechView to discuss
the emergence of social media in government and how agencies are leveraging
newer technologies, such as Twitter and Facebook, with positive returns.
Social media has illustrated government agencies can interact with citizens
in a more engaging manner versus the traditional perception of "cold,"
impersonal processes, Stark explained.
A significant opportunity for agencies, she continued, is learning how to
take lessons from social media technologies, such as their ease-of-use and
intuitive nature, and apply them to core services like benefits enrollment
The interview also included conversation on related challenges, such as
ensuring proper policies and governance are in place, as well as appropriate
Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's
notice - the very essence of Cloud Computing - has become ever more crucial
in today's challenging business landscape.
But it can be a complicated and expensive task, which is why we're pleased to
have the Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, Dr. Werner Vogels, give the
Opening Keynote at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo,
being held March 30-April 1, 2009.
Join us in New York City to hear first-hand about Infrastructure as a Service
and the lessons Amazon.com learned from building ... (more)
A brand new online magazine, Cloud Interoperability Magazine, has been
launched by the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum using the all-new
Ulitzer publishing platform. The Forum, a group of industry stakeholders that
are active in cloud computing, now has its online home at
cloudinterop.ulitzer.com - and the magazine, edited by Cloud thought leader
and activist Reuven Cohen, demonstrates very well indeed the power and
ease-of-use of Ulitzer.
The new magazine joins other brand new online magazines recently launched at
Ulitzer.com including MultiTouch Tech Journal, iPhone Dev... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that leading Cloud Computing and
Virtualization technology provider AppZero to exhibit at SYS-CON's 5th
International Virtualization Conference & Expo, colocated with 2nd
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place March
30 - April 1, 2009, in New York City.
AppZero's software (http://www.appzero.com) virtualizes server-side
applications in a way that makes the provisioning of applications as services
almost instantaneous: across a network on any server (physical or virtual),
in the datacenter, hosted, or in the cloud. In... (more)
JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing development
tools, announced today the release of ReSharper 4.5, the company's
award-winning productivity tool for Microsoft Visual Studio.
Capitalizing on recent industry recognition - winning a Jolt Productivity
Award in March 2009 - ReSharper tackles and attains a new level of
efficiency. The latest version significantly improves performance and memory
usage, in addition to enhancing solution-wide code analysis, expanding
language and technology support, and providing new useful features.
"Keeping performance on th... (more)