Social media has become one of the most effective networking tools available, and can be a great way for government agencies to communicate and collaborate with peers and thought leaders. Through whatever social media platform you find useful, there is a FDCCI connection to be made. Get connected and stay connected.
Vote in an online poll about whether federal agencies should be required to purchase green energy or how much it costs to run a typical server, and then monitor results to get information you can use in your own work. Watch a video about open government or collaboration. Join Twitter feeds to follow data center infrastructure management or cloud computing topics. Follow analysts or agencies on Facebook.
Whether it's a blog, video or ongoing discussion, social media is a great way to spark conversation, follow important topics in real time, and find solutions to your challenges.
Podcast: User Strategies for Cutting Costs in a Virtualized Data Center
Karen Guglielmo, executive editor of Search CIO Midmarket.com, moderates this 15-minute roundtable focused on real-life cost-cutting efforts using virtualization for disaster recovery and back-up. Featuring Laura DiDio, high-tech industry analyst and principal analyst for Information Technology Intelligence Corp, Andrew Baker, vice president of IT Operations for ARGI, a New Jersey hosting service management company, and Steven Summer, former CIO of New York City law firm Hughes Hubbard and principal of SLS Consulting.
Beyond Data Center Consolidation: a Four-Part Article & Video Series
Important considerations as agencies begin to look beyond current efforts to consolidate government data centers.
Video 1: Reducing Government's Digital Footprint
Examines why Federal CIO Stephen Van Roekel and other top federal officials say that security necessitates that the government consolidate and reduce its IT infrastructure to a leaner, more manageable state.
Video 2: Army Targets Rationalization
Shows Army efforts to identify what data centers and applications it has in its portfolio, the costs associated and how to balance efforts to consolidate while continuing to achieve its mission.
Video 3: DIA Sees Game Changing Potential
Highlights the efforts by the Defense Intelligence Agency to leverage virtualization and data center consolidation to develop multi-level secure processing capability and improve its overall security posture.
Video 4: FAA to Reduce Access Points
Illustrates the Federal Aviation Administration’s three-year journey thus far in identifying opportunities for consolidation, the challenges and benefits of moving applications to the cloud and the long-term goals and expected benefits.
Watch more videos:
On Challenges -- Ken Ritchhart, DCIO, DHS-CBP
On Benefits -- Tom Wiesner, DCIO, Labor
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