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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 and delivery. The interview also included conversation on related challenges, such as ensuring proper policies and governance are in place, as well as appropriate securit... (more)

Amazon's CTO to Keynote at Cloud Computing Expo

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)

Cloud Interoperability Magazine Launched at Ulitzer.com

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)

AppZero to Exhibit at Virtualization Expo, March 30 - April 1, in New York City

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 ReSharper 4.5 Faster and Sharper Than Ever

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)