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Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , Industry Chatter , IT infrastructure , Technology , In Depth

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Some cloud services altering long-term federal IT

Shawn McCarthy is the research director at IDC Government Insights.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , Cloud computing , Technology , federal IT , In Depth

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:51pm EDT

Analysis: Google FISMA claim fails letter of the law

The argument is over Google's Apps for Government. Google says they're FISMA certified. But Microsoft has released some court documents to refute that.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , Google , Microsoft , FISMA , Technology , In Depth

Friday - 04/15/2011, 04:47pm EDT

How to manage IT spending with uncertain budget

Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, describes some IT budget trends and what they could mean for your agency in the long-run.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , IT , Technology , budget , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 03/04/2011, 05:08pm EST

Open source is closing the deal on consolidation

Federal agencies have been ordered to consolidate their datacenters, and both government IT managers and commercial systems integrators are focusing on select open source solutions and open software stacks to help ease this transition. IDC's Shawn McCarthy explains how all this works together.

Tags: Federal Drive , Technology , Shawn McCarthy , open source , datacenter consolidation

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 09:08am EST