FedBytes: Is Rogue IT Taking Over?

Hardware, software and tech news from across the government and around the country. This week: Rogue IT.

If you are in search of the best government IT resources, look no further. FedTech has compiled a list of 50 must-read federal technology blogs. Written by federal IT leaders and experienced technology journalists, the featured blogs offer some of the best information on the web. And if that isn’t enough, here are some of the top stories of public IT:

  • A bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is a major concern for IT administrators. At Network World, Thor Olavsrud offers advice on dealing with the challenge: “A growing number of secure mobile solution providers say the answer to BYOD is not to control the device, but to control the data.” To check out Olavsrud’s suggestions for achieving data security, read more at Network World.
  • Two animated videos released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology explain how electronic health records can improve the U.S. healthcare system. The videos are part of a campaign to inform consumers about the benefits of health IT. Read more on FedScoop.
  • The Department of the Navy CIO office launched a new website last week. The redesign boosts access for users with disabilities and features relevant, up-to-the-minute content. Read more on FedScoop.
  • IT is helping police fight crime more effectively. Using predictive analytics, police departments can plot criminal activity and understand where and when crime is most likely to occur in the future. Read more on WashingtonPost.com.
  • NASA streamed the landing of the rover Curiosity using Amazon Web Services. Anticipating that the video and images would be streamed all over the world, NASA chose Amazon because of the scale of their servers. Read more on Cloudline.
  • Since many government employees use a consumer cloud service like Dropbox or Evernote, some experts believe that the position of CIO is danger. But can rogue IT really take over? CIOZone puts it into perspective. Read more on CIOZone.

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Aug 13 2012