Posts Tagged ‘networking’

“Cloud-First Policy” Comes to SFGov: San Francisco’s Department of Technology Implements New IT Strategy

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

So, basically, SFGov will soon be doing more stuff through a network instead of doing stuff on-site, for better or worse.

Check it:

We implemented a cloud-first IT strategy as part of our effort to address a multimillion-dollar, city-wide budget deficit, avoid staff reductions and implement business-enabling IT solutions. Our cloud-first strategy has allowed us to roll out a wide-ranging series of transformative virtualization and cloud initiatives with CommVault Simpana software as the foundation of our data management strategy,” said Gina Tomlinson, Chief Technology Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. “These successful initiatives have helped us expand our footprint in the cloud and anticipate future demands to ensure our cloud services fulfill and grow with the needs of our agencies and community.”

Here‘s the PowerPoint.

OK, then. We’ll soon have Cloud Computing First to go with our existing Transit First policy. What other Firsts will we soon have?

Anyway, all your local government data, your parking ticket payment history records and the like, are heading up to the sky. Let’s hope they stay safe up there.

It’ll look something like this:

The company that got the contract to do this has a lot of blah blah blah about it.

See it after the jump

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OMG, “GIT” a Job! Networking Mixer with “Girls in Tech” on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Now I’ll tell you, I can’t vouch for Girls in Tech ’cause I don’t know much about it, but if it costs only $10 (early-boid pricing) to go to the next networking mixer, well, you don’t have much to lose…

Girls in Tech Founder Adriana Gascoigne:

All the deets:

“This unique networking mixer will connect job-seekers with hiring parties and recruiters, will get your resume directly to relevant interested parties, and will provide some keynotes with advice on the tech-related job market in the Bay Area today.  Representatives from various areas of tech and the surrounding industries will be in attendance, from Cloud Computing to PR, looking for people to fill positions from Engineering to Marketing.

Early birds get the worm with a discounted $10 ticket price, PLUS your resumes will be distributed to employers in advance of the event.  Once GIT publishes the finalized list of employer-attendees, prices WILL go up!  Please note, without advanced tickets your resume will not be distributed to employers in advance of this event.

Buy your tickets here:  http://gitajob2011.eventbrite.com/

*Note, employers still interested in participating may visit the same link for more information.”

Level the Playing Field 2010, the Anti Meg Whitman Campaign, Kicks Off

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

It begins, the independent expenditure against the gubernatorial dreams of Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman begins, with a single radio ad.

Appears as if the former brand manager for Mr. Potato(e) Head and the Teletubbies is going to take a few more hits before all this is done.

But it’s your choice – you can sign up now for Meg’s site, or you can sign up with the anti-Meg site, complete with Facebook and Twitter pages (but, alas, nothing on the Google Buzz so far.) 

Trust Level the Playing Field 2010 to quickly direct you to new articles like Dan Walters’ “arrogant cowardice” bit in today’s Sacramento Bee:

“Running for or being governor of California is not the same thing as being the CEO of a multibillion-dollar corporation surrounded by sycophants. Ultimately, remaining in her cocoon will probably backfire. If Poizner cannot exploit her cowardice, Jerry Brown surely will.”

(Ouch.)

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