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June 07, 2016 – In recent years, the tension between Privacy and Security has gotten a fair amount of attention in the United States. From NSA metadata collection to Apple phone encryption, we’ve seen a lively discussion play out around the trade-off between these two important concepts. But luckily, when it comes to storing your … Continue reading Cloud Computing and Privacy

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May 24, 2016 – As if the complexity of Cloud services weren’t’ enough, we also have to face the associated “hidden costs”. In our previous post, we discussed the costs surrounding Resource Management. In today’s post, we’ll review three other less obvious (but still major) causes of that conversation, and talk about the best way … Continue reading The Worst Conversation in the World of IT – Part II

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May 11, 2016 – Every IT Manager who uses the cloud has had that conversation.  If you’re lucky it’s the one that occurs when you realize you didn’t budget enough and need to ask for more money.  If you’re unlucky, it’s the one that occurs when you’ve overrun your budget, and need to explain why … Continue reading The Worst Conversation in the World of IT – Part I

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April 26, 2016 – While innovation in cyber security is certainly necessary, studies have shown for many years that if companies and agencies simply patched everything that they own to the current level, 93% of all vulnerabilities would be removed. The issue in that statement is this: why can’t IT shops get to 100% patching … Continue reading Cyber Security: Innovation or Back to the Basics?

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March 28, 2016 – That’s it!  It’s time.  That legacy server stalled again, and this time it didn’t come back up on reboot. He’s dead, Jim. While the reasons for moving to the cloud differ from user to user, everybody struggles with the same thing:  How do I choose what cloud to go to?  To … Continue reading The Three Rules of “Cloud Club”

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March 14, 2016 – Even as commercial and Federal entities, and individuals alike, every day become better and better IT experts, within the Federal government, mission is king. Any way to drastically minimize distraction by avoiding management of complex and constantly changing infrastructure, cut costs by adopting tried and true solutions, and increase the effectiveness … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We’re Going

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March 7, 2016 – The realization has certainly sunk in for many in the Federal government—that to avoid redundant infrastructure and the cost inefficiencies (which understandably take a “better safe than sorry” approach to plan for extreme contingencies) inherent to maintaining one’s own infrastructure—outsourcing not only O&M, but also infrastructure management wherever possible, is ideal. … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We Are

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February 29, 2016 – The basic principles surrounding the concept of Cloud Computing have existed for a long time. Predictions made decades ago and generally associated with anticipating the internet itself may more closely resemble what is today’s ubiquitous “Cloud.” More recently, predictions of device-independent, instantly accessible information couched in user-friendly software, platforms, networking and … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We’ve Been

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February 16, 2016 – The cloud computing buzz within the Federal government community began many years ago and was followed by a “Cloud First” mandate by the Obama administration, which directs that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Cloud First … Continue reading Barriers to Cloud Computing

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February 2, 2016 – It is easy to imagine your future IT environment: a cloud-based, application-centric infrastructure that enhances business agility, reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates and automates data center application deployments with DevOps tool sets and processes. Getting to that utopian state; however, is another story altogether. The growing demands of the … Continue reading A Bridge to Get There

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January 19, 2016 – CIOs and IT Directors are facing more and more pressure to “go to the cloud.” The Federal government even has a Cloud First initiative where agencies are required to look at moving applications and workload to the cloud. Despite this pressure, many IT leaders are still skeptical about moving mission applications … Continue reading When “The Cloud” Isn’t Right for You

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January 6, 2016 – Hi and welcome to the Knight Point Systems website and blog! We created this site to showcase the innovative and visionary offerings that we are now bringing to market. We are transforming the way government agencies and commercial enterprises consume technology. Our solutions provide the transparency and flexibility to allocate IT … Continue reading Welcome to KPS’ Blog!

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June 07, 2016 – In recent years, the tension between Privacy and Security has gotten a fair amount of attention in the United States. From NSA metadata collection to Apple phone encryption, we’ve seen a lively discussion play out around the trade-off between these two important concepts. But luckily, when it comes to storing your … Continue reading Cloud Computing and Privacy

READ MORE

May 24, 2016 – As if the complexity of Cloud services weren’t’ enough, we also have to face the associated “hidden costs”. In our previous post, we discussed the costs surrounding Resource Management. In today’s post, we’ll review three other less obvious (but still major) causes of that conversation, and talk about the best way … Continue reading The Worst Conversation in the World of IT – Part II

READ MORE

May 11, 2016 – Every IT Manager who uses the cloud has had that conversation.  If you’re lucky it’s the one that occurs when you realize you didn’t budget enough and need to ask for more money.  If you’re unlucky, it’s the one that occurs when you’ve overrun your budget, and need to explain why … Continue reading The Worst Conversation in the World of IT – Part I

READ MORE

April 26, 2016 – While innovation in cyber security is certainly necessary, studies have shown for many years that if companies and agencies simply patched everything that they own to the current level, 93% of all vulnerabilities would be removed. The issue in that statement is this: why can’t IT shops get to 100% patching … Continue reading Cyber Security: Innovation or Back to the Basics?

READ MORE

March 28, 2016 – That’s it!  It’s time.  That legacy server stalled again, and this time it didn’t come back up on reboot. He’s dead, Jim. While the reasons for moving to the cloud differ from user to user, everybody struggles with the same thing:  How do I choose what cloud to go to?  To … Continue reading The Three Rules of “Cloud Club”

READ MORE

March 14, 2016 – Even as commercial and Federal entities, and individuals alike, every day become better and better IT experts, within the Federal government, mission is king. Any way to drastically minimize distraction by avoiding management of complex and constantly changing infrastructure, cut costs by adopting tried and true solutions, and increase the effectiveness … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We’re Going

READ MORE

March 7, 2016 – The realization has certainly sunk in for many in the Federal government—that to avoid redundant infrastructure and the cost inefficiencies (which understandably take a “better safe than sorry” approach to plan for extreme contingencies) inherent to maintaining one’s own infrastructure—outsourcing not only O&M, but also infrastructure management wherever possible, is ideal. … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We Are

Read More

February 29, 2016 – The basic principles surrounding the concept of Cloud Computing have existed for a long time. Predictions made decades ago and generally associated with anticipating the internet itself may more closely resemble what is today’s ubiquitous “Cloud.” More recently, predictions of device-independent, instantly accessible information couched in user-friendly software, platforms, networking and … Continue reading Federal Government Migration to the Cloud – Where We’ve Been

Read More

February 16, 2016 – The cloud computing buzz within the Federal government community began many years ago and was followed by a “Cloud First” mandate by the Obama administration, which directs that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Cloud First … Continue reading Barriers to Cloud Computing

Read More

February 2, 2016 – It is easy to imagine your future IT environment: a cloud-based, application-centric infrastructure that enhances business agility, reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates and automates data center application deployments with DevOps tool sets and processes. Getting to that utopian state; however, is another story altogether. The growing demands of the … Continue reading A Bridge to Get There

Read More

January 19, 2016 – CIOs and IT Directors are facing more and more pressure to “go to the cloud.” The Federal government even has a Cloud First initiative where agencies are required to look at moving applications and workload to the cloud. Despite this pressure, many IT leaders are still skeptical about moving mission applications … Continue reading When “The Cloud” Isn’t Right for You

read more

January 6, 2016 – Hi and welcome to the Knight Point Systems website and blog! We created this site to showcase the innovative and visionary offerings that we are now bringing to market. We are transforming the way government agencies and commercial enterprises consume technology. Our solutions provide the transparency and flexibility to allocate IT … Continue reading Welcome to KPS’ Blog!

Read More