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SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) which will take place on October 6, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The PerspecSys Cloud Data Governance (PRS) Solutions allow organizations to adopt Cloud-based applications, while maintaining total control of their private and sensitive data helping ensure that they will be compliant with the legislative, regulatory and policy requirements in their given geography or company. "As more public and private sector organizations look to cloud computing, they face adoption challenges from regulatory and standards compliance requirements such as data privacy legis... (more)

Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO of CIA, Keynotes at GovIT Expo

Enterprise Cloud Computing is a key strategy for CIOs, stated Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO at the CIA, in her keynote session at the 1st Annual GovIT Expo in Washington, D.C. As the pressure mounts to meet more stringent budgets, CIOs need to find the proper balance between transforming IT and reducing costs. Enterprise cloud computing can be defined in many different ways. "Enterprise Cloud Computing makes IT faster, better, cheaper, and safer," stated Tummler Singer, "and it gives your business the agility and sustainability to survive." Can the Enterprise Cloud make infras... (more)

President of Lieberman Software to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

Not only does the U.S. government implement top security standards for many U.S. corporations, it is also held to the highest degree of security and expected to be virtually indestructible. Thus, government agencies must ensure they have a solid security foundation of backend IT controls, and auditing is critical to an institution's overall security infrastructure. "With recent high-profile data breaches, firewalls and end-point security controls aren't enough anymore," notes Philip Liebermam, Founder & President of Lieberman Software, who will be giving a breakout session entitle... (more)

President of Novell Canada to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), by Ross Chevalier, President of Novell Canada and also CTO for Novell Americas. Register Today and Save ! View Full Conference Schedule Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo Attendees will take away from Chevalier's GovIT Expo session key tips for designing a next-ge... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Two Things: Encapsulation and Abstraction

"Cloud Computing is two things: encapsulation and abstraction," noted Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, at the First Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. That is the main thing to remember he emphasized. There are three questions you should ask about Cloud Computing: What is Cloud Computing? Why do we need Cloud Computing? How should we use Cloud Computing? What is Cloud Computing? There are numerous definitions, Lynn noted.  After providing several definitions of Cloud Computing, including Wikipedia's, Gartner Group's, and the U.S. State Department of Commerce, he then ... (more)