Most security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package
The age of mobility has mobile initiatives and devices deployed at a much larger scale than previously seen. It’s supported by cloud computing, which gives education institutions access to advanced services, applications, content and data without the hassles or the cost of ownership, management or maintenance.
The cloud provides access to much of the infrastructure required for mobility without the capital expense or management woes. And switching to cloud-based curriculum, content and other learning tools saves on textbook costs while enabling 24/7 student access.
An underwater robot known as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) carefully navigates the precarious terrain of Lo’ihi, an active undersea volcano located off the coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. The ROV’s operators maneuver the vehicle into a small opening in the wall of a crater, hoping to collect samples of a species potentially new to science. Will they succeed before an earthquake or eruption forces them to abort the mission?
In the public sector it’s all too common to find disjointed IT and procurement “silos,” each with its own separate staff and little to no awareness of other agencies’ strategies and IT spend. But that old-school mentality has become increasingly untenable and unsustainable.