Cloud must start with governance


The most common denominator in any business is a data governance model. Data governance must be incorporated into the business strategy. Well, that is up to the data governance team to define. To build a resilient, rewarding future, start with the right data governance model.

Governing for digital transformation and growth


The root cause is firmly entrenched in legacy systems and traditional data governance challenges that not only result in data silos but also the misguided belief that data privacy is diametrically opposed to effective exploration of information. Governing digital transformation.

CI/CD Gets Standardization and Governance

The New Stack

Basically, when we all started looking at microservices as a possible paradigm of development, we needed to learn how to operationalize them,” Priyanka Sharma , director of alliances at GitLab and a member of the governing board at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) , said.

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

If there is to be a game-changer, it will have to come from the market, or from government, or both. For example, the UK Government’s Digital Service Standard has promoted digital services as an enabler for “Government as a Platform”.

AI for Government Programs and the Federal Marketplace


ScaleUP USA has developed a free “Artificial Intelligence for Government” program to help the government employees and contractors learn foundational skills around Artificial Intelligence and the unique challenges faced in using it in the government. Artificial Intelligence CTO Government

Learn about data governance with these books, videos, and tutorials

O'Reilly Media - Data

This collection of data governance resources will get you up to speed on the basics and best practices. Whether you’re just getting started with data governance or you have previous experience, you’ll find something useful on this list of data governance resources.

Mark Your Calendar Now For 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government Conference


If you are in government or are in a position to help the government make the most of Artificial Intelligence please mark your calendar now for the 24-26 June 2019 AI World Government conference, which will be held at the Reagan Center in DC.

Cloud Governance Featured on Government Matters

Cloud Tamer

I had the opportunity to participate in a recent episode of Government Matters that was sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The broad theme of the episode was security in the cloud, and my portion of the discussion focused on how cloud governance helps to ensure cloud security. Some of the topics I covered: How federal agencies can govern their presence in the cloud at scale. Cloud Governance

Carahsoft: Trusted government solutions provider


They make it easier for government to interact with industry and make it easier for industry to understand government mission needs. We have been fans of Carahsoft since their earliest days. It is rare to see companies able to remove friction from business processes like they do. They sponsor high quality events that examine topics [.]. Services Companies Carahsoft

Data governance and the death of schema on read

O'Reilly Media - Data

Enter data governance. Traditionally, data governance is much more akin to EDWs than data lakes—formal management and definition, controlled vocabularies, access control, standardization, regulatory compliance, expiration policies. Today’s data governance retains some of its traditional reactive roots. But increasingly in the big data arena, proactive data governance is saving the democratized data lake from itself.

What Is The Difference Between Data Governance and Big Data Governance?


The video at this link and embedded below starts with a great question: What is the difference between data governance and big data governance? In this video, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer, talks about the difference between data governance and big data governance.

Growing Pains, Governance and Healthy Hybrid Microsoft


It helped with efficiency, but you still had a need to provide Governance around identities and access. However, CW (conventional wisdom) says before you do so, you really need to iron out your current group data and get a governance process in place. The AD group complexity is streamlined, bringing true agility to your environment while injecting governance, approval, and auditing into the process. We all remember how it started, don’t we?

Growing Pains, Governance and Healthy Hybrid Microsoft


It helped with efficiency, but you still had a need to provide Governance around identities and access. However, CW (conventional wisdom) says before you do so, you really need to iron out your current group data and get a governance process in place. The AD group complexity is streamlined, bringing true agility to your environment while injecting governance, approval, and auditing into the process. We all remember how it started, don’t we?

Datameer Introduces Big Data Governance


Datameer has just announced their introduction of new data governance capabilities in a Hadoop environment. Datameer’s new governance module is designed to give businesses transparency into their data pipelines while providing IT with tools to audit diligently for compliance with internal and external regulations. Read more about Datameer 's addition of Governance tools for Hadoop here. Read about why Datameer 's Big Data Governance Matters here.

The ABCs of Cloud Governance: Account Management

Cloud Tamer

I previously wrote about why governance in the cloud must be approached differently than traditional IT governance and why governance matters so much today as organizations move more workloads to the cloud. to take the heavy lifting out of governing your cloud.

Motorists Insurance Builds Foundational Pillars for Identity Governance


They decided to invest in an identity governance platform that could scale with the company, complementing the new vision. SailPoint was the selected partner for their identity governance foundation. The Trifecta – Identity Governance, Access Management & Privileged User Management. SailPoint is the provisioning and governance engine at the center of the platform. Identity governance is not an IT problem, it’s a business problem.

Call for Papers: Data Governance – An Overdue Concern

Cutter Consortium

Several converging forces are putting pressure on our management of information – regardless of whether we view the subject as individuals, corporations, nonprofits, or government authorities. In other words, what does “data governance” mean and how do you put it in place? Article ideas might include, but are not limited to, the following: What does data governance mean and what are some effective governance models? What is the future of data governance?

The ABCs of Cloud Governance: Compliance Automation

Cloud Tamer

For compliance to be effective, it’s critical to have a consistent set of policies that govern usage. We believe that setting up and updating policies must be automated through a cloud governance solution to ensure consistency. Cloud Governance

The ABCs of Cloud Governance: Budget Enforcement

Cloud Tamer

In the government, there is the concept of different funding sources or ‘colors’ of money. Governance requires that the correct projects be funded by the correct sources to ensure proper accounting. Cloud GovernanceWe built

10 Signs You Might Need Cloud Governance

Cloud Tamer

Overrunning your monthly cloud budget is probably the most obvious indicator that you need more governance. We highlight 10 of these signs and how a cloud governance solution helps with each one in this infographic. Cloud GovernanceHowever, less obvious signs could be hiding behind your cloud management policies and procedures. Download Full Infographic ). Marianna leads marketing at

Reflections on Dubai’s World Government Summit

Pandora's Brain

The World Government Summit held there this week was a bold statement to the world: Dubai is looking to the future; it is visionary and optimistic. Swallowed whole by Brexit, the UK government is largely ignoring the AI-fuelled future which is bearing down on us.

Why Interest In “Data Governance” Is Increasing


Our main focus is improving what is commonly referred to as "data governance." Interest in data governance has been increasing as suggested by this three year plot of Google searches (Plotted using GOOGLE TRENDS to search for "Data Governance" on June […]. Interest is Increasing I'm working with colleagues to improve how data resources are managed.

Considering A Departure From Government Service? Look before you leap!


Now’s a good time to remember what’s good about Government work, and quit dreaming about what’s on the other side. Government Civil Service By ChrisScott. Last month I was approached by one of my favorite DoD colleagues, inquiring about opportunities “out there” in Industry.

Carahsoft: IT Solutions for Government


We have known and worked with Carahsoft for years, they have become an institution in the federal technology ecosystem, known for being able to help government agencies find the right technology to serve their missions and also known for helping tech firms do business with government.

Twitter’s Fight for Transparency Targets the U.S. Government


American interest in online privacy and surveillance programs has jumped since Edward Snowden’s revelations about digital government surveillance in the United States. government. Big Data Cyber Security Government News Social Media Data Requests social media surveillance Twitter

A Haiku to Identity Governance – My Thanksgiving


No, I want to tell you what I’m grateful for in the venue of IGA (Identity Governance and Administration). But I’m especially appreciative that identity governance today is different from yesterday, and that Saviynt is leading the charge into the future. The post A Haiku to Identity Governance – My Thanksgiving appeared first on Saviynt. Saviynt has saved. This floundering IGA. And my love of tech.

SAS and Apache Hadoop for Government


New in the CTOvision Research Library: We have just posted an overview of an architectural assessment we produced laying out best practices and design patterns for the use of SAS and Apache Hadoop, with a focus on the government sector. By Bob Gourley.

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”


One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance." Governance means the program is planned and managed in an organized and sustainable way. Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies. Traditional organizational structures can create barriers to implementing a coherent enterprise-wide data governance strategy. Separate governance from services? Dennis D. McDonald.

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Automation, Robotics, and AI can Impact Government Service


Previous posts discussed future tech scenarios around the year 2030 and context on government services in the future. In this post we provide Marc’s thoughts around the future of technology including automation, robotics and AI and implications for government, business and citizens.

4 Reasons Why Cloud Governance Matters

Cloud Tamer

Whether you’re dipping your toes into the cloud, or you’re fully immersed, chances are you’ve heard the term ‘cloud governance’. What do we mean when we talk about governance in the cloud and why does it matter? Cloud governance is the development and implementation of controls to manage access, budget, and compliance across your workloads in the cloud. At first glance, this definition may sound a lot like the definition of IT governance, just ‘in the cloud’.

Net Threats: Deteriorating Trust in Governments and Corporations


Researchers at Pew identified four major themes among responses, and this post will discuss the second theme – Trust will evaporate in the wake of revelations about government and corporate surveillance and likely greater surveillance in the future. By Shannon Perry.

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Security Experts Will Gather to Change the Government Cyber Discussion


Leaders from government, industry to debate question of redefining cyber security at Symantec Government Symposium

Palo Alto Networks in the Government Sector


Palo Alto Networks has just announced a new public sector advisory council and the addition of Ryan Gillis to the Palo Alto Networks team as Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy. By Bob Gourley.

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Implications for Government Service to Citizens


If you are a professional in technology, government and/or business you have no doubt already been exposed to the very interesting Marc Andreessen. By Bob Gourley.

Best Practices for Small Business Owners to Secure Government Contracts

Strategy Driven

Over the past few years, spending cuts along with budget uncertainties forced government agencies to yield on contracts. Government contracting can be a lucrative growth opportunity for small business owners as the government buys everything from products to services.

Federal Government Signals Interest In Several Key Leading Edge Technologies


One of the federal government’s key procurement arms, the General Services Administration (GSA), has released a survey to the tech community in the form of a request for information asking a few simple questions regarding the experience of their vendor base. As technologists we found the questions informative and insightful and even inspiring (it was great seeing the government prove they are tracking developments in the tech world). By Bob Gourley.

Cognitio Cloud Transition and Cyber Assessment Offerings Available on Major Government Wide Acquisition Contract CIO-CS


Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) are pre-competed vehicles that enable any government agency to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions to meet information technology requirements. Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Government CIO-CS Cloud security Cybersecurity

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and the nature of government services


In this post we provide some of Marc’s views around the nature of government services in the near future. Andreessen: We can assume that by 2030 all government services can be online. The Internet is changing the DMV and most every other state, federal and local government office.

Have You Ever Had A Complaint/Suggestion About How The Federal Government Buys Technology


Everyone with any history in or around government has stories they can tell about federal government procurements. Perhaps the first 535 reasons are the 535 voting members of the US Congress that have the funding, oversight and legislative powers for how government works. And then there is the fact that the center of all executive power in our government, the President, is a political position. By Bob Gourley.

Questions for Government Leaders To Ask About Your Cybersecurity Posture


I have worked with Bob Gourley to come up with a set of questions that government leaders should be asking to mitigate cyber security risks. Government leaders, project managers, systems engineers, and executives can accelerate enhancements to cyber security and mitigate digital risks by focusing on five key questions: - What is the cyber threat to the mission? - Big Data CTO Cyber Security Bob Gourley Computer security Cyber Threat Government agency insider threat