Cloud computing

Cloud Computing Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Federal Agencies

Not all agencies are created alike, which means the cloud solution they pursue has to be tailored to their particular requirements. That was one of the central messages of a ...

Big Data Higher Ed

Big Data Could Mean Big Things for Higher Ed Marketing

Big Data – the term seems to be everywhere these days. The term is becoming ubiquitous, yet most people have a hazy idea of what it really means. For many, ...

Cloudy with a High Probability of a Data Deluge

The ability to store massive quantities of data in the cloud with relatively little expense has created a whole new set of problems for government agencies.  A few years ago ...

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5 Key Strategies for Re-Architecting Agency IT Systems

Kirk Kern,  Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Technologies, NetApp Public  Sector In a recent post on, I shared my thoughts on how agency CIOs, CTOs and other decision makers should approach re-architecting agency IT systems. For an agency embarking on an IT system re-architecture project, one of the most critical decision points is determining […]

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Government Cloud

September Will Be Very Cloudy at GovDataDownload

Everyone here at GovDataDownload hopes you had a very relaxing Labor Day holiday. Now we’re all back and in the sprint to complete the federal buying year. The cloud is on everyone’s lips in federal IT. In fact, earlier this year Marc Day, deputy assistant commissioner, integrated technology services at the General Service Administration’s Federal […]

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Online Assessment Mandate

Common Core Presents Uncommon Challenges for Education IT

It’s all about to happen this upcoming school year. The much anticipated fall 2014 deadline for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here. State education chiefs and governors in 48 states developed the Common Core, a set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, to ensure […]

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Education technology

Technology in K12 Education Changing and Growing Faster than Students

Technology in education is evolving more quickly than our children are growing. How is a school district to keep up with these changes with limited staff and budgets? We visited with Patrick Loughlin, director of state and local government and education for NetApp, who shared his thoughts on K12 education technology and how goal setting […]

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