Doug Bourgeois

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Date registered: May 17, 2011

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  1. Three Keys to Tapping Cloud’s Potential in Government: Part 2 – Reform and Modernize Procurement — September 10, 2012
  2. Three Keys to Tapping Cloud’s Potential In Government, Part 1: Innovate — July 30, 2012
  3. Beyond the PC…Devices, Devices Everywhere, But Why Take the Risk? — February 27, 2012
  4. Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012 – Why Should You Care? — December 7, 2011
  5. Whose cloud is it anyway? Why your cloud is going to be a hybrid… — October 6, 2011

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Sep
10

Three Keys to Tapping Cloud’s Potential in Government: Part 2 – Reform and Modernize Procurement

Note: This is the second of a 3-part series on how Federal organizations can best exploit the potential of cloud computing in the Federal IT enterprise. In the first of this three part series, we explored various ways that cloud computing can be leveraged for innovation within the government. Specifically, we pointed out that organizations …

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Jul
30

Three Keys to Tapping Cloud’s Potential In Government, Part 1: Innovate

LINK: Public, Private sector innovators convene at FedScoop’s 1st U.S. Innovation Summit Note: This is the first of a 3-part series on how Federal organizations can best exploit the potential of cloud computing in the Federal IT enterprise. The cloud is rapidly becoming the way to conduct the business of IT across the industry. Infrastructure …

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Feb
27

Beyond the PC…Devices, Devices Everywhere, But Why Take the Risk?

The adoption of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is proliferating. In rapidly increasing numbers, people are adopting these technologies for use in their everyday lives. In fact, the adoption rates are staggering. It took 21 years for the annual number of PC shipments to top 1 million units. In stark contrast, it took only …

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Dec
07

Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012 – Why Should You Care?

IT research and advisory service powerhouse Gartner recently issued its list of top technologies for 2012. This has become an annual event that is widely watched throughout the IT industry. We technologists tend to get wrapped up in such matters, at times overtaken by the excitement that innovation can bring. However, we also tend to …

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Oct
06

Whose cloud is it anyway? Why your cloud is going to be a hybrid…

Federal Cloud Model-Hybrid and Optimized

Whose cloud is it anyway? Without a doubt, cloud computing has entered into the peak on the vaunted hype cycle. Vendors are touting the virtues of their clouds as the calls of “come to our cloud” echo through the social mediasphere and even old fashioned media streams.  I even have dreams – more like nightmares …

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Aug
08

Open Blog to the New Federal CIO – How to Fund Strategic IT Initiatives

As Vivek Kundra heads north to Harvard, the Federal IT community welcomes new U.S. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel into the role. With productive stints at FCC and USAID, VanRoekel has the credentials to get the job done. And the next Federal CIO will experience considerable challenges. At the same time, having the right credentials for …

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Jul
06

Cloud Enabled Software Development Models – Citizen Coders Unite!

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending the Champions of Change – Open Innovators Event at the White House. Admittedly, I wasn’t entirely sure what the point of the event was going to be. That said, after attending the event, I caught a glimpse into the forward looking innovation based vision that …

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Jun
24

Kundra’s Legacy – Achievements or a Journey Started?

Unless you’ve been on vacation and out of reach of those pervasive networks, you are no doubt aware that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is leaving his post at the White House in August to join Harvard University as a joint fellow between the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy …

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Jun
15

CLOUD FIRST – WHAT NEXT?

OMB’s Cloud First mandate requires Federal Agencies to migrate 3 IT services to the cloud by mid 2012 and the first must be migrated by the end of 2011. As yet another unfunded mandate, accomplishing the objectives will be challenging for most Agencies. Shifting to a different service model will likely require additional investments. Yet, …

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Jun
15

Journey to the Cloud – What’s it Gonna Take?

The U.S. Federal Government CIO, Vivek Kundra, has taken bold steps by establishing a vision for cloud computing across the Federal Government. In addition, he has backed this vision up with aggressive mandates and initiatives such at the Cloud First Policy <reference link>, a strategy <reference link> and even a 25 Point IT Reform Plan …

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