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Jul 24, 2014



DCX Quarterly Meeting

Save the date for the September 17, 2014 Data Center Exchange Quarterly Meeting at The City Club in D.C. from 8 - 10 a.m. RSVP to Alex Butera.

2015 Data Center Brainstorm

Stayed tuned for more details regarding MeriTalk's Data Center Exchange on March 25, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 



Nominations are now open. Nominate a Federal leader for a 2014 Merit Award. Give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate today.




The Modern Federal Data Center Outlook



Part 1: Weathering the Storm with Business Continuity Planning

With fewer resources, Federal CIOs have difficult decisions to make. Public-private collaboration is a key to success. MeriTalk interviewed Symantec recently to understand its views on business continuity planning and the value of information. Read the article here.


Part 2: Cloud and Virtualization are Changing the Course

Federal IT issues are on top of everyone’s mind. Shrinking budgets and demands to innovate make the Federal CIOs job harder than ever. Public-private collaboration is more critical now than ever. MeriTalk interviewed Symantec recently to understand its views on virtualizing and optimizing the data center and the value of information. Read the article.


IT Superhero Persona Quiz



Discover your alter ego. Take the IT Superhero Persona quiz. Then, recognize a real Federal superhero for a 2014 Merit Award.


USDA FNS Makes Headway with Data Center Agenda

Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture at the 2013 Data Center Brainstorm


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has made healthy progress on goals to consolidate its data centers, reflecting the government-wide push to reduce data center costs and avoid duplication. Click here for full article.

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