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Thursday, November 29, 2012

How Will Technology Impact Your Business in 2020?


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(Repost from ThinkGig. Thanks for letting me contribute to your ebook!! - Kevin Jackson )

Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT leaders gave to us when we asked, “What will business technology look like in 2020?”

In 2020, tech experts say, computers could learn from experience, much like the human brain. The end of the data center as we know it might arrive. And technology will know the most important things about us to help us become more productive.

In our new ebook, Business Technology 2020, the experts — who represent organizations such as Intel, IBM, Frost and Sullivan, Aberdeen, ATLANTIC-ACM and Current Analysis and more — also cover topics that include the cloud, health care, cognitive computing and the role of the CIO, giving a holistic preview of how technology will impact your business in and leading up to 2020.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Government Cloud on KCUR-FM Central Standard with Jabulani Leffall

A big THANK YOU goes out today to KCUR-FM Central Standard host   for having me as a guest on this morning's show!

Today the focus was on the US Government's mandate that federal agencies consider cloud computing as they make new IT investments. Along with Joe Tierney from Umzuzu, a Kansas City cloud service company, we discussed cloud computing benefits and challenges. I also had the opportunity to discuss my new book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services.

Hear the podcast online at:
http://kcur.org/post/government-cloud 






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Thursday, November 15, 2012

NJVC to Spotlight Cloudcuity at Gartner Data Center Conference

Las Vegas., Nov. 15, 2012 — NJVC, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, announces it will spotlight its Cloudcuity™ framework for delivering secure and unified cloud management solutions at the Gartner Data Center Conference, December 3 – 6, at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino® in Las Vegas. The company’s cloud brokerage, cyber analytics, IT enterprise management virtual storefront and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools will be featured at booth 511 on the exposition floor. Through demonstrations and one-on-one meetings, attendees will be able to learn about the following Cloudcuity solutions:
  • Cloudcuity AppDeployer – A new and innovative PaaS that allows software developers to quickly create and publish marketable software-as-a-service applications. Using AppDeployer, developers and independent software vendors can start building applications at no cost, and take enterprise-class software systems to market in weeks instead of years.
  • Cloudcuity Management Portal – A virtual cloud brokerage that delivers comprehensive, easy-to-use reporting and administration tools to help IT organizations analyze the value of the cloud services model by comparing it with current IT operations. Through this tool, customers can rapidly plan a cloud migration and efficiently compare and manage service offerings from an array of cloud service providers.
  • NJVC Cyber Dashboard – An award-winning dashboard that enables the visualization of core devices across an organization’s entire IT enterprise. It allows real-time visualization to quickly resolve any issues without major impact to users and the enterprise in a most cost-efficient manner.
  • Provisioning Self Service – An innovative, virtual storefront for an enterprise’s software library. Users can easily and virtually search for the software needed for a specific task and request it to be installed on their workstations. PSS also maintains central configuration control of the enterprise.

Kevin L. Jackson, NJVC vice president and general manager, cloud services, also will speak on “Cloud Brokerage Services for Data Center Service Providers” on the afternoon of December 4. Jackson will describe why cloud computing is a disruptive business model, and specifically for the data center services market, how it displaces long-term contracts, significantly reduces margins and threatens the core of the data center business. Jackson will explain how Cloudcuity solutions address these concerns by delivering new revenue streams fueled by the same market forces that threaten traditional data center business models. By highlighting customization, security and customer service, Cloudcuity customers can sell their capabilities as an adjunct with or alternative to commodity cloud services.

Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. PST
Location: Venetian Ballroom B, The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas


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About NJVC

With a focus on information technology automation, NJVC specializes in supporting highly secure, complex IT enterprises in business- and mission-critical environments, particularly for the intelligence and defense communities. We offer a wide breadth of IT and strategic solutions to our customers, ranging from strategic consulting to managed flexible services in five business areas: Cloud Services, Cyber Security, Data Center Services, IT Services and Print Solutions. We partner with our customers to support their missions with security-cleared, dedicated and talented employees ready to deploy globally. To learn more, visit www.njvc.com.

About the Gartner Data Center Conference 2012

The Gartner Data Center Conference is the most comprehensive compilation of sessions and advice on the future of the data center ever held. It offers the latest insights and best practices for all major data center disciplines – servers, operating systems, storage, business continuity and disaster recovery. Additional information is available at www.gartner.com/us/datacenter.

Contact

Michelle Snyder, NJVC, 703.893.7609, michelle.snyder@njvc.com
Audra Capas, 5StarPR, 703.437.9301, audra@5starpr.com


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Friday, November 9, 2012

NJVC Cloud Expert Kevin L. Jackson Launches Second Book: GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 8, 2012—NJVC, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson, vice president and general manager, cloud services, launched his second book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services—published by Government Training, Inc. This handbook, geared to IT professionals and senior decision makers in both the public and private sectors, explains how the cloud computing economic model can provide enhanced mission or business capabilities without commensurate increases in resource expenditures. 
 
“Too often in the past federal IT projects ran over budget, were behind schedule or failed to deliver promised functionality,” Jackson said. “The cloud computing economic model can reduce or eliminate the expectation of operations and sustainment costs. The time required to realize mission or business value also is substantially reduced. Through this model, the impossible can suddenly become not only possible, but often can lead to new, cloud-enabled mission or business capabilities.”

GovCloud II also describes the various ways the cloud computing model can be implemented—through infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service—and why the use of cloud brokerage services will transform how organizations will plan, provision and manage their IT enterprises and data.

The book was co-written by Don Philpott, who also was the co-author of Jackson’s first book, GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government Update and Outlook. This book—one of the first of its kind targeted to the federal marketplace—offers an easy, five-step process to help readers understand what cloud computing is, and choose the best cloud-related options to implement to meet their particular organizations’ needs. GovCloud also provides useful information on cloud model administration requirements and industry-wide standards.

Additional information on and purchasing details for GovCloud II are available at http://governmenttraininginc.com/GovCloud-II-Handbook.asp.

Notes to Editors: A limited number of copies of the book are available to interested members of the news media. If interested in receiving a copy for review, email michelle.snyder@njvc.com. A high-res version of the GovCloud book cover and Jackson’s headshot also are available.


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About NJVC

With a focus on information technology automation, NJVC specializes in supporting highly secure, complex IT enterprises in business- and mission-critical environments, particularly for the intelligence and defense communities. We offer a wide breadth of IT and strategic solutions to our customers, ranging from strategic consulting to managed flexible services in five business areas: Cloud Services, Cyber Security, Data Center Services, IT Services and Print Solutions. We partner with our customers to support their missions with security-cleared, dedicated and talented employees ready to deploy globally. To learn more, visit www.njvc.com.

Contact

Michelle Snyder, NJVC, 703.893.7609, michelle.snyder@njvc.com
Audra Capas, 5StarPR, 703.437.9301, audra@5starpr.com


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