Cloud Computing Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cloud leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

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The Federal government, state and local governments, and higher education institutions are seeing the appeal of adopting cloud offerings in areas such as increased speed and cost savings, according to a recent MeriTalk survey titled “Destination Cloud: the Federal and SLED Cloud Journey.” […]

Upcoming Events
Dell EMC World

As agencies embrace IT modernization, they need future ready tools to support mission strategies. Cloud-based solutions drive innovation, while endpoint strategies increase productivity. What’s next for Federal IT? How will modernization efforts shape the future of government services and achieve new efficiency? The Dell World 16 Federal track will explore these key questions, and more. […]

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Cloud adopters across  Federal, state, and local agencies plan to nearly double their cloud use in the next five years – from 35 percent up to 60 percent – according to MeriTalk’s “Destination Cloud” report.  While cost savings and increased flexibility are fueling cloud adopters’ journey, 95 percent of IT managers are slamming on the […]

Research
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Cloud adopters are stepping on the gas – from police stations and state colleges to our nation’s capital. But how do these agencies and institutions determine the best route? And, which applications do they take along for the ride? MeriTalk asked Federal, state and local, and higher education cloud adopters about their cloud strategies. […]

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There’s no question Federal agencies are reaping benefits from the cloud – improved speed and agility, reduced complexity, and cost savings. But, as Federal mandates propel cloud forward, some welcome the boost, while others have cold feet. What’s causing Feds to warm up to the cloud? And what steps are they taking to realize its benefits? […]

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FedRAMP faces a wide array of serious challenges – fault lines in its foundation. But it’s mandatory for Federal agency cloud deployments and needs to succeed if the government is to ever capitalize on the promise of cloud. What can Feds do to improve and embrace the FedRAMP process? […]

Past Events
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High on Security:  FedRAMP’s High Baseline: September 27, 2016 The Cloud transition is rolling in low-impact, systems.  But what about high-impact, mission-critical workloads?  Here comes the FedRAMP High Baseline.  With three approved offerings, what’s the skinny on the High Baseline?  What agencies are currently utilizing the offerings?  What does it mean for IT, mission, procurement […]

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Please join us for an interactive breakfast session, co-located with the Cyber Security Brainstorm, on September 13th at the Newseum in Washington D.C. where David and his GSA colleagues will talk about the future for FedRAMP and TTS. […]

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On June 15, 2016, MeriTalk held its fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum in D.C. The event gathered more than 200 cloud thought leaders – industry and Federal alike – for a packed day of discussion and revelation. Event Abstract: The novelty of cloud is now reality across all corners of Federal IT.  […]

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