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Jill Tummler Singer

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Everyone's talking about Big Data today. Is Big Data a buzz word, real phenomenon, or next evolution in our world? In this AFCEA white paper, we surveyed many notable experts to gain perspectives on Big Data.  This paper serves as a primer on Big Data characteristics and provides insights into technology challenges and solutions.  The intent is to help federal agencies, companies, and communities develop new solutions for consuming, storing, processing, and analyzing Big Data in order to find the right answers needed to accomplish the mission, gain competitive advantage, and collaborate in more meaningful ways. It is a BIG DATA world with a current volume of 1.8 zetabytes of data created per year and doubling every two years.  Technologies--cloud computing, Hadoop, MapReduce, flash array storage, business intelligence tools, etc-- are vital to an organization's ab... (more)

2013 Top Ten Tech Predictions

"The need to capture and manage Big Data is daunting, but not as daunting as the need to understand and analyze all you’ve captured," says Jill T. Singer, CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office and an upcoming speaker at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. "2013 will see increased emphasis on making sense of Big Data rather than just making Big Data," she adds. And "cloud computing", she predicts, "will be a phrase used by the masses." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 1.       2013 will see increased emphasis on making sense of Big Data rather than just making ... (more)

What is Enterprise Cloud Computing?

Jill Tummler Singer on Ulitzer What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place that offers the rapid and flexible provisioning of compute power, storage, software, and security services to meet your mission’s demands. It combines the processes of a best in class ITIL organization with the agility of managed, global infrastructure to make your IT faster, be... (more)

Is Cloud Computing for Real?

In October 2009, Enterprise Cloud Computing was considered bleeding edge technology by many but there was something that seemed different about its value potential and adoption rate. For CIOs, it seemed a chance to provision affordable infrastructure quickly, alleviating delays to mission critical deliveries. Federal CIOs interest in Enterprise Cloud Computing was limited to innovators and early adopters. Two years later, where does Enterprise Cloud Computing stand? Is it for real? Today, Cloud Computing is on the Gartner® technology hype curve in the “peak of inflated expectati... (more)

Security and Cloud Computing

Security remains the number one obstacle to adoption of cloud computing for businesses and federal agencies. Public cloud solutions are seen as the most vulnerable options from a security perspective, leaving many federal customers to seek private alternatives to overcome security challenges. Regardless of the deployment model selected--private, public, community, or hybrid-conquering security concerns is required for cloud computing to achieve its full potential as the next generation of IT architecture. Recent trends in cloud computing demonstrate the architecture has matured a... (more)