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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)

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)

VIP Invitation For the GovIT Panel October 6, Washington DC

Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009, there will be a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel, to be simulcast on SYS-CON.TV, in which speakers from Unisys, SAIC and Lockheed Martin will be discussing possible and already existing use cases with G... (more)

1st Annual GovIT Expo: Letter from the Technical Chair

Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair I am humbled and more than pleased to serve as the Technical Chair of SYS-CON’s 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com. To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda: Innovation in the Economy: Drive Economic Growth and Solve National Problems By Deploying a 21st Century Information Infrastructure - The President believes that modernized infrastructure is a necessary part of the foundation for long term economic stabil... (more)

Obituary for John T. Rettaliata

John T. Rettaliata, president of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) for 21 years and member of Dwight D. Eisenhower's National Aeronautics and Space Council, the predecessor to NASA, died on Saturday at the age of 97. Rettaliata became president of IIT in 1952 at the age of 40 -- the youngest IIT president to date and, at the time, the youngest chief executive of a scientific school in the United States. During his twenty-one-year tenure, he initiated an ambitious fundraising effort that secured a $20 million annual budget, saw the main campus built, added the Chicago-Kent... (more)