Appropriately enough, the state of Texas thinks big when it comes to hybrid clouds. Rather than just taking advantage of typical hybrid features like cloud bursting, the Department of Information Resources (DIR) uses this cloud model to provide an innovative IT services marketplace that may be a first for state government, Data Center Services Director Sally Ward says. The marketplace allows state agencies to provision server and storage capacity.
Want to get early learners psyched about school? Give them easy-to-use 3D scanners and watch their creativity blossom. That's a lesson that officials at Pennsylvania's Berwick Area School District recently learned. "3D technology is getting rave reviews from the kids," says Technology Director Steven Christian.
by Alan Joch, February 2014 Transformation requires more than adopting the latest innovations, however: managers must preserve the existing IT core while identifying ways to enhance it with cloud and other new solutions. "You can't look just at the technology you want to harmonize and rationalize," says Michael A.