Government 2.0 is Looking Sunny with a Chance of Clouds

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Google Introduces Google Apps for Government

The Gov 2.0 Cloud Computing Green Light

Cloud Computing is internet-based resource virtualization that provides cost effective Software as a Service.

EMA projects cloud computing to be a $40-$50 billion industry by the end of 2011, growing to $160 billion by 2015 — predicting 100 percent growth each year for four years. [ Learn more ]

Google Apps is the first suite of cloud computing applications to receive Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. government. The FISMA law applies to all information systems in use by U.S. federal government agencies to help ensure they’re secure. The federal government’s General Services Administration has reviewed the documentation of our security controls and issued an authorization to operate, the official confirmation of our FISMA certification and accreditation. [ Learn more ]

You can learn more about Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification & accreditation for Google Apps here.

Google Apps for Government released. What about the rest of us?

My new friend Brad McCarty wrote a great article about Google Apps for Government here.  He asked the question, “What about the rest of us?” Brad also has very interesting things to share on Twitter. You can follow him at http://twitter.com/BradTNW

Los Angeles chooses Google Apps

You can quickly see why Cloud Computing and Google App technology makes sense in this video.

What is Cloud Computing?

Salesforce does a great job of explaining Cloud Computing in plain English in this video.

Computing, a Quick Look in the Cloud

You can get a deeper look into Cloud Architecture in this Oracle Cloud Computing Strategy presentation.

How to Make Google Apps

This trend of Apps in Government and in the Enterprise is the one to watch.  The benefits of “App Stores” has already been proven by Apple, Google, and several other technology leaders.  You can get a good idea of how the Google Cloud works in this presentation.

What About Enterprise App Stores?

Sharing Enterprise Apps in a Secure Environment

An Enterprise App is most valuable when it is used by more than just the individual who created it. The real value of Apps is in their collaborative nature. To accelerate the reuse of Enterprise Apps, you need an Enterprise App Store. The App Store gives organizations a place where apps can be re-discovered outside of the immediate group that created the App. [ Learn more ]

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