CMS Report - Keyword: government

  • The Promising Future of the Internet of Things in India

    The Promising Future of the Internet of Things in India

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is lauded by most as the next great revolution in technology. A world where every object we use has a sensor, enabling it to connect to the internet so it can communicate with each other and the user is a world that seems like something out of science-fiction. With the Internet of Things fast approaching, that world could become a reality very soon. Experts estimate that the IoT market could be worth as much as $1.7 trillion by 2020, with more than 50 billion devices connecting to the IoT by that time. But where will much of that growth come from? The U.S. is always near the forefront of technological developments, and China is in the middle of a massive economic expansion, but some are saying India will be the place to look for IoT growth, even becoming the largest consumer of IoT devices in five years. While some dispute the claims, it’s clear the future is bright for the IoT in India.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted: July 10, 2015

  • An interview for #DontJerkandDrive

    An interview for #DontJerkandDrive

    For those that would call this campaign a failure, you would be mistaken. On the surface, critics of this campaign may believe "someone is going to get into trouble". Most marketers and social media experts know the opposite is happening. Careers are being made here. And if South Dakota is lucky, lives are being saved the next time a car veers off the state's icy roads.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: December 14, 2014

  • The Challenges of Bringing BYOD to the Military

    The Challenges of Bringing BYOD to the Military

    While improvements are still needed, the military does appear to be intent on implementing BYOD. There are definite benefits to an organized BYOD strategy, and the military wants to make the most of it while technology continues to advance. As long as security is improved and costs go down, personal devices will likely be part of the military sooner rather than later.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted: November 14, 2014

  • Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia, a Drupal solutions provider, announced today that it has received a second Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. FISMA compliance provides a path for government agencies to develop next-generation digital experiences with Drupal that incorporate the web, mobile and social communities. 

    FISMA and its associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards provide a risk-based framework to support security best practices for systems managed by federal agencies. Acquia is the first provider to offer enterprise-class Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO, which provides insight and assurance in Acquia’s ability to deliver secure cloud services for government websites and social communities. The authorization, obtained earlier this year as part of Acquia’s work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, provides documentation to federal agencies that are evaluating the security protocols of Acquia’s cloud services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 03, 2013

  • Mailbag: The Open Source Alliance of Canada

    Mailbag: The Open Source Alliance of Canada

    Our good friend Cheryl McKinnon, founder of Candy Strategies, tweeted us about the latest news from the Open Source Alliance of Canada (OSACAN). The alliance is a non-profit organization, founded to promote, foster and sustain the use of open source technology in Canadian government. Yesterday, OSACAN announced the establishment of a center of excellence to promote the use of open source technology in the Canadian public sector. 

    For your convenience, attached is a copy of the press release regarding this non-profit center to be used for promoting the use of open source in government.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: November 07, 2012

  • Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia, a commercial software company that provides enterprise level products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, recently reached another milestone confirming their company’s ability to deliver secure hosting services for government web sites and online communities. Today, the company announced that it has received a FISMA Authorization to Operate (ATO) for Acquia Cloud.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: October 10, 2012

  • Contensis signs money-saving agreement with Manchester councils

    In this age of austerity, Contensis has signed a money-saving agreement with public authorities in Greater Manchester. The framework agreement with AGMA – the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities – could see possibly up to 18 councils and other local public bodies signing-up to use the Contensis web content management system. Public procurement is an expensive business and when Government is trying to improve efficiency and make saving throughout the public sector, framework agreements…

    By contensis-cms
    Posted: May 15, 2012

  • GOSS iCM now available on UK Government CloudStore as part of G-Cloud Framework of approved suppliers

    GOSS iCM Web Content Management solution has been given approved supplier status following selection for the G-Cloud list of software suppliers in partnership with Suppliers on the G-Cloud list, known as the ‘CloudStore’, are approved by the government to offer a range of ‘cloud-based’ software, infrastructure, platform and consultancy services. The store allows Government departments to buy leading technology more quickly and cost efficiently. As a leading supplier of web content…

    By Pete Stevens
    Posted: February 22, 2012

  • redesigned state portal using Percussion WCM Software

    I'm a huge fan of eGovernment and Government 2.0 initiatives. A few years ago we started seeing government sites adopting open data initiatives and adding features that allowed the public to provide more feedback to the government that served them. Changes such as these are good initiatives by governments as they continue their evolution into the digital age. Recently, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts redesigned their official website,, using the Percussion CM System. Before I begin,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 13, 2012

  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council selects GOSS for content management value for money

    In May 2011, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council deployed their new website. The website was built by GOSS Interactive and uses GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management) to manage the site content. Since selecting GOSS and launching the site, the web team have be very impressed with the levels of service, professionalism and understanding of the public sector supplied by GOSS. GOSS entered a detailed tender process to secure the contract, which involved providing documentation and practical…

    By Pete Stevens
    Posted: December 09, 2011

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