Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.

Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency's social media accounts.

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Cloud Computing Should Transform, Not Just Replace

Is the goal of cloud computing to deliver transformative effects to the business, or is it okay to merely replace an existing system, application or process?  That's one of the questions taken up at the  recent Cloud Business Summit, held in New York and hosted by Saugatuck Technology, a division of ISG. In a compelling panel discussion, financial and IT leaders debated the impact of cloud computing on corporate financial systems and processes. The consensus is that finance is an area that is not...
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Do they need a ‘damn satellite’? Why Trump worries California scientists

At the conference last month where Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state would “launch its own damn satellite” if the Trump administration restricts access to climate data, a group of scientists from the University of California gathered in a side room to figure out how to do just that. Alarmed by statements they’d read from members of Trump’s transition team, the scientists brainstormed whether they could find new data sources or if they could somehow partner with a private company to pay for...
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