Cloud Security Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Ravi Rajamiyer, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: Cognitive Computing , Containers Expo Blog, @CloudExpo, Cloud Security, Government Cloud

Cognitive Computing : News Item

Apps.gov Cloud Computing Site Now Offers PHASE 2 Products

Comprehensive portfolio of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications now available on the federal government’s web site

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer


PHASE 2 International announced that its comprehensive portfolio of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications is now available on the federal government’s Apps.gov Website. Among the first on the new site—and the first to offer IBM/Lotus applications via Apps.gov—PHASE 2’s comprehensive portfolio of SaaS business software is now easier than ever for government clients to access and use to succeed.

Apps.gov is an online store for government agencies that are required to use the GSA schedule. The site was designed to help them to find, purchase and use SaaS and other cloud computing services with the knowledge that they have already been screened, and government prices negotiated. All applications available on the site, including the full PHASE 2 portfolio, are GSA approved for use by federal agencies.

Rex Wang with Jeremy Geelan, Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair, during his November 4 keynote at the Santa Clara Convention Center


“This important new resource for government agencies further proves that SaaS and other cloud computing applications and resources are no longer the wave of the future – they’re recognized as being the best solution now,” said Kevin Doherty, PHASE 2 CEO. “We’re thrilled to be at the center of it — with our SaaS products available on Apps.gov—as President Obama’s progressive initiatives for technology accessibility are being reached. These productivity-enhancing applications make as much sense for government as they do for businesses.”

According to the Apps.gov Website, “Cloud computing plays a key role in the President’s initiative to modernize Information Technology (IT) by identifying enterprise-wide common services and solutions and adopting a new cloud-computing business model. The Federal CIO Council under the guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vivek Kundra, established the Cloud Computing Initiative to fulfill the President’s objectives for cloud computing.”

All of PHASE 2’s most popular hosted solutions are now available on Apps.gov under PHASE 2’s GSA schedule (GSA contract #GS-35F-0312U, in partnership with FOUR, Inc.) including email, collaboration, CRM, document management, social networking, project management and others. Packages include the first IBM Lotus Notes, Quickr, Sametime and Connections offerings available on Apps.gov, as well as Exchange, CRM, Project Server and SharePoint from Microsoft. Under the SaaS model, licensing costs are based solely on monthly usage and there are no up-front costs. Included in the monthly charges under the GSA schedule are hosting fees, software licenses, data migration, customization, training and 24x7 support. Applications are provided in a high-availability configuration and come complete with client software.

For more information on PHASE 2’s portfolio of SaaS applications, or the company’s GSA schedule, visit www.phase2.com/GSA.

More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...