Posts from GovConDaily for 11/18/2014

November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital acquire ATK’s aerospace and defense businesses…
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Vion’s Steve Picot: Agencies Have More Options Than Just Public Cloud

Federal agencies that want to acquire cloud computing technologies and services should realize that public cloud platforms are not the only way forward for them as they push to adopt cloud tools, Steve Picot of Vion Corp…
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SGI to Resell Seagate’s ClusterStor Appliances; Jorge Titinger Comments

SGI will offer its customers Seagate Technology‘s storage appliances under a reselling partnership agreement that targets academic, industry and government markets with their combined storage and high-performance computing products…
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Lisa Durant: IT Should Base BYOD Policies on Users, Device, App, Content

Lisa Durant, a research analyst at Nemertes Research, says information technology companies that adopt bring-your-own-device programs should develop policies for the applications, content, users and their devices to protect the organization from data leaks…
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Alistair Rennie: IBM, CPSI Partner for Predictive Healthcare Analytics Project

IBM and Computer Programs and Systems will collaborate on a healthcare project that seeks to leverage predictive analytics technology to help rural and community hospitals cut readmission rates. CPSI and its TruBridge subsidiary plan to use IBM’s SPSS Modeler data mining and analytics platform to identify patients at increased risk of readmission in hospitals participating in the case study, CPSI said Monday
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GSA Chooses HumanTouch SaaS App to Manage Agency’s IT Processes; Jim Benson Comments

HumanTouch will provide the General Services Administration with a software-as-a-service platform designed to integrate and manage enterprise information technology functions. GSA picked the company’s EnLight SaaS application to help agency personnel monitor IT programs, investments and portfolios across the organization, HumanTouch said Tuesday…
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Andy Walker: DOE Researchers Create Geospatial Renewable Energy Analysis Tool

Researchers at the U.S. Energy Department have produced an interactive application that seeks to help federal agencies analyze cost-effectiveness data for renewable energy projects, GCN reported Monday
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