Breaking Government’s Cloud Procurement Gridlock

In yesterday’s edition of Government Technology there was a great little article on the difficulty government entities have adopting providers of cloud services. This is a continual issue as the outdated procurement rules simply don’t fit the model.

Breaking Government’s Cloud Procurement Gridlock.


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15 Years of Linux

It occurred to me recently that I’ve now been using Linux in one form or another for fifteen years.

Thanks to the power of Google, one of my early posts to USENET about getting a Linux-based office program to sync with my Palm Pilot PDA is still lurking….!original/

Here it is -





I noticed this today, August 25, which is the anniversary of Linus Torvalds announcing his  (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones on the USENET newsgroup, comp.os.minix.   


Of course, I tweeted about it while using the Linux-based Android-driven smartphone I now have, which far surpasses the computing power present in my 1999 Palm III.  







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As I’ve mentioned previously, the trend in information technology design has been for a shift from desktop computing to mobile computing. While many things are still done better at a desk with a full-size keyboard. This post, for example, was produced at my home desk on my laptop.

I recently noticed that my employer is referring to “Mobile First” in their approach to system development.   While I’ve been wanting to write about this, I found the perfect opportunity in today’s Government Technology article titled, The Public Sector Considers Mobile-First Approaches to Citizen Interactions.

At my office, we are designing many of our newer technology projects with this in mind.




According to the Pew Research Internet Project, over 58% of the US population has a smart phone. Those smart phone owners are eclipsing the computer in terms of overall internet traffic.


It is obvious this trend will only increase.



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