Government Article Archive:

State and Local Government Agencies Wrestle With Mobility

Mobility is booming among workers in state and local government agencies, but those same are woefully unprepared to handle the security and management challenges.

E-Rate Reforms Could Create Channel Boom

Technology leaders are encouraging the FCC to modernize E-Rate, the federal program that provides billions of dollars to school systems for technology projects. Reforms would certainly create an influx of spending that will directly benefit the channel.

Hadoop Market to hit $50 Billion by 2020

Sales of Hadoop-related software, hardware and services are forecast to tip $50.2B by 2020 worldwide, according to Allied Market Research (AMR).

European PC Vendors Forced to Go Green

PC manufacturers selling to the European market must abide by strict new energy-efficiency rules from next week.

Microsoft: Customers Trust Us Much Less Since NSA Scandal

Microsoft has admitted that trust in its cloud services has plummeted in some areas since the NSA scandal broke last summer.

Report: Government Must Better Help Schools Meet Tech Goals

More must be done to help schools address technology concerns, according to a report, which claims too many institutions are left in the dark about tech.

Missing IRS E-mails More Than a Backup Issue

The IRS informed congressional investigators it lost more than 2 years of its former commissioner’s emails due to a “computer crash.” The news made many techies chuckle because of its implications for backup. The story goes way beyond backup to double standards eDiscovery and jurisdiction.

On Point: New Cloud Offerings in Encryption, Gamification, Mobility

In this week’s on point, we take a look at cloud technology improvements, including gamification options, a new Huawei smartphone and IBM’s government data center solution.