- Microsoft vs Open Source

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

In this environment, it sure is tempting to chuck Microsoft’s Office and web products and their complicated Enterprise and Select Agreements in favor of open source equivalents. On the other hand, all governments have budget pains. Well, where is our budget pressure?

13 More IT Cost Cutting Ideas

CIO Dashboard

Use more open source products. Launch a holistic supplier sourcing and contracting campaign which will provide an overall strategic plan to optimize negotiations and improve vendor performance and costs while reducing risk.

Where to cut corners when the security budget gets tight

ComputerWorld IT Management

Whenever creating a budget, there is always the rainy day fund or the contingency account in case of unexpected circumstances. Look to open source To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story But what if those circumstances are a data breach that is bigger than you could have ever imagined? And you don’t have cyberinsurance?

7 Creative IT Effectiveness Ideas

CIO Dashboard

Increase Open Source Learning and Participation. Ramp up participation and skills in open source platforms, especially in data management and analytics areas. Add New Sources for Training. IT Budgets IT Strategy

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Guest Blog: Sequestration and.

Cloud Musings

trillion in automatic spending cuts from the Federal budget over the next ten years. Forrester Research analyst Andrew Bartels expects that the Federal budget cuts will shave at least $12B out of 2013 U.S. Computerworld points out that “ Dale Luddeke, chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), an IT industry group expects to see a shift in government to things with cost savings attributes, such as open source, and agile development and cloud technology.”

Thoughts on IT Cost Cutting

CIO Dashboard

HW/SW maintenance and 3rd party licenses, telecom, virtualization and open source. IT Organization Design & Sourcing. IT Budgets CIO cost cutting rationalization software development process standards


No on Universal Patient ID

Phil Windley

Last week the House slipped a provision into the budget bill that would lift the funding ban on exploring a universal patient identifier. Hyperledger Indy and Aries are open source projects that support SSI.

How To Reduce IT Costs


Not only this, but IT costs are rising as the technology becomes more advanced so it can be difficult for business owners to factor this into their budget. Use Open Source Software. Information Technology Blog - - How To Reduce IT Costs - Information Technology Blog.

What is the best shopping cart for your business?


If you are tech-savvy and know how to code, open source carts are most recommended for you. Your budget. If you plan to spend more than $100, but less than $500 a month, you can either choose advanced hosted plans or an open source shopping cart and pay for a hosting server.

Fed News Roundup 16 July 2015


Why government needs open source databases - GCN.com GCN (Today) - GCN.comWhy government needs open source databasesGCN.comRecent reports on our economy have been positive, but government agencies are still facing unprecedented financial pressures as a result of the 2008 economic crisis. Why are Government Contractors Cutting Their Cybersecurity Budgets? Nextgov NextGov (Yesterday) - Why are Government Contractors Cutting Their Cybersecurity Budgets?NextgovGovernment

Things To Understand To Prevent Data Loss


Cyber risk is now a huge corporate concern, and IT security budgets have risen in connection with it. Domain controller software may range from a licensed-based Windows Server to an open-source alternative such as Samba software.

(Lack of) Patch Management Highlighted in US Congress

Cloud Musings

According to the former Equifax CEO’s testimony to Congress , one of the primary causes of this now infamous data breach was the company’s failure to patch a critical vulnerability in the open source Apache Struts Web application framework.

The Cybersecurity Sprint: Are we safe yet?

Cloud Musings

Although a security update applied by the Office of Management and Budget (OPM) and the Homeland Security Department (DHS) in January ended the bulk of the data extraction, the U.S. UPDATE: NBC News reports U.S.

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Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Optimizing applications for PaaS often includes changes to improve horizontal scalability, a move from commercial to open-source software, and leveraging application services like database, caching and logging.

Creating Your Digital Strategy

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock For many corporations, welcoming the New Year also heralds the season of strategy development and budget distribution. Specifically, will your company become a: Data Producer - generate data from IoT and traditional big data sources (i.e.

Federal Big Data Community Convenes 6 Feb at Apache Hadoop Forum


Registration is now open for the third annual Federal Big Data Apache Hadoop Forum! Get the most from all your data assets, analytics, and teams to enable your mission, efficiently and on budget. Opening Remarks.

Global distributed organizations can attract the most talented in the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Forbes has a nice story about the history of WordPress and the role the open-source software plays in the for-profit business Automattic. As a legacy of its open-source roots its 120 employees are spread across 26 countries and six continents. Although most work alone at home, each team–usually made up of five or six people–has a generous budget to travel.

ERP and Cloud Computing Landscape


With tightening budgets, IT departments are looking for more affordable, high powered enterprise systems and ERP software solutions such as the web based ERP applications. The ERP and Cloud Computing landscape is constantly changing, and moreso over the last few years.

A Closer Look at Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse

Perficient - Digital Transformation

You can select the exact combination of storage and CPUs to fit your project and your budget. Oracle Cloud is open, allowing customers to utilize the service in a true hybrid cloud model, as well as supporting the utilization of third-party applications, tools or even open-sourced Hadoop solutions. Oracle is implementing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in several of their cloud products. One of the cloud offerings is Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.

Cloud Shines Brightly as Future of Disaster Response IT

Cloud Musings

response tool were drawn from crowd sourced sites, like USHAHIDI and. tight federal, state and local IT budgets. budgets. without sacrificing the budget it would take to support those solutions. The call for help began as a rumble.

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5 Checks before Buying Ad Servers


Free ad servers or open-source ones exist alongside expensive ones. Look for them to ensure you are on the right track and sort your priorities as per your budget and long-term goals. Bigger ad units ask for higher CPMs, but are low on their selling rates.

Why I Love The Oracle Cloud Strategy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Yes, there are all the developer tools you might expect for the coding bits (plus the vast world of open source tools) but there's also a very long list of powerful, ready-to-use services that can be easily integrated into even more powerful applications: mobile, analytics, IoT, etc.

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iPhone Vs Android — A Comparative Study 2018


It all comes down to a matter of budget and what matters most to you. Android is open source and more open to alternate applications. If you prefer open systems to closed ones, it’s an important differentiator.

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What is the future of the IT department?

Trends in the Living Networks

How might the IT budget process change in future? The future of enterprise technology is a massively important theme, which impacts organizations, vendors, governments, and indeed society at large. Taking each of these perspectives provides a different view on how the space is evolving.

Low-Code Development 101: Understanding the Basics

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

It’s a common source of problems in many businesses. This opens the door to technological improvements, as IT can finally focus on areas that can push the business forward. Architecture : Are the generated applications built on proprietary architecture, or on open-source frameworks?

- The Inception Event (CfA)

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Often the answer they receive – if they get one, especially in these days of government budget deficits and cutbacks in services – sends them from one phone call to another, or maybe directs them to “go to a meeting” of their local blockwatch or community council.

Organizational Structure and Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Management : Does management endorse open source knowledge and mindset? The real digital organization is wired to change and designed for innovation.

Stand By For Reporting From the Intelligence and National Security Summit 18-19 Sep 2014 #Intelligence2014


Office of Management and Budget. Director for Analysis, Open Source Center. By Bob Gourley. For the next two days in DC over 1000 key leaders from the national security community will be converging in a dynamic examination of intelligence and national security issues at the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

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Collaboration between Business and IT Leads to Innovation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Build vs. Buy are the extremes - the more likely scenario is that a solution requires assembling a number of parts; build, partner, third party apis, open source, etc. Given the scope/on-time/on-budget dependencies, many applications (and I would argue all customer facing applications) should optimize time and budget over scope. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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Summary and notes from AIMIA event: Social media and user generated content

Trends in the Living Networks

While I know Blender , the open source 3D animation tool, and in fact spent a Saturday playing with it once, I didn’t know they’ve created completely open source films (animations) that anyone can pull apart and recreate any way they want. Brands can now create great content and engage audiences with a smaller budget than for TV. Onyx is an open source video mixer. Three examples include Blender open source 3D modelling film.

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Which IT Best Practices Do You Take at the Time of Uncertainty

Future of CIO

HOW questions include whether to develop it in the house or take advantage of cloud; whether to employ proprietary COTS tools or go open source. Think inside the box - what can you do in the short term; shape the new box of thinking - what can you do in the long term.

Most Perspective Gadgets In 2017 That Will Enchant You


Residents of megacities can entrust the animal to hotels for cats and dogs, but what if the services of such organizations do not fit into the family budget, and friends and relatives cannot or do not want to help?

An Interview with Jesse Proudman

Scott Lowe

In 2003, I founded Blue Box from my college dorm room to be a managed hosting company focused on overcoming the complexities of highly customized open source infrastructure running high traffic web applications. The sharing of ideas and opinions is the cornerstone of the open source philosophy. A single-sourced vendor or technology won’t dominate this world.

CIO’s Dilemma: Buy vs. Build

Future of CIO

What's your budget? Even if you buy, you must insist on a source code license, and have your own staff trained in maintenance of the code, and have know-how transferred as part of the purchase agreement.

- A National CTO?

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the Bush Adminstration is already and consistently scoring agencies on their management, and specifically the use of electronic government (see the latest scorecard here ). Which is the National CTO?