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Kevin Jackson

CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning “Cloud Musings” blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a “Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand” by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post “Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter” (2013) and a “Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger for IT Integrators” by CRN (2015). Mr. Jackson’s professional career includes service in the US Navy Space Systems Command, Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and NJVC Vice President, Cloud Services. He is currently part of a team responsible for onboarding mission applications to the US Intelligence Community cloud computing environment (IC ITE). He is also a National Cyber security Institute Fellow. His first book, “GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government” was published by Government Training Inc. and released in March 2011. His second book, released in 2012 by the same publisher, is titled “GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services". His next publication, “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross Industry View”, will be released by Taylor & Francis in the spring of 2016.

Articles by Kevin Jackson

Blockchain for Application Innovation

By Kevin Jackson

Is there more than bitcoin to blockchain? The answer to that question is absolutely. Today’s blockchain is opening up a path towards the delivery of trusted… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

May 22, 2017

36 Shades of Computing

By Kevin Jackson

Everyone has heard of the 50 Shades of Grey. But do you know the “36 Shades of Computing”? These shades are a new way of describing the 36 point solutions… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

May 2, 2017

Why Choose ITaaS

By Kevin Jackson

When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

April 18, 2017

Data & Application Security in a BYOD World

By Kevin Jackson

Everyone wants their device of choice right there next to them 24/7.  To an employer, however, that smart device is nothing more than a dagger posed to rip… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

April 3, 2017

The Two-Faced Mobility Challenge

By Kevin Jackson

Enterprise mobility has become table stakes in the world of business.  The ability to access current information at any time, from anywhere, on any device… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

March 17, 2017

The Role of Cloud Forensics in Business Continuity

By Kevin Jackson

In today’s globally connected world, data security breaches are bound to occur. This, in turn, increases the importance of digital forensic readiness, or… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

March 3, 2017

Connections Redefining the Enterprise Network

By Kevin Jackson

The computer and the network that connects them are both inextricably linked to the success of any business.  This truth is at the heart of our contemporary… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

February 24, 2017

Business Chatbots Taking Over

By Kevin Jackson

Chat apps characteristics make them very appealing to businesses and marketers. Prominent ones include their size, user retention, usage rates, and user demographics.… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

February 9, 2017

How To Thrive In The Data Economy

By Kevin Jackson

For many corporations, welcoming the New Year also heralds the season of strategy development and budget distribution. This year, however, companies of all… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

February 2, 2017

What Does 2017 Mean To Your Business?

By Kevin Jackson

End of year predictions in December are as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise, but a recent video on 2017 Technology Trends helped me really understand how… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

December 29, 2016

Industries Thrive On Cognitive Cloud

By Kevin Jackson

According to the IBM Institute for Business Value the market will see a rapid adoption of initial cognitive systems. The most likely candidates have moved beyond… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

December 22, 2016

Cloud Drives Manufacturing’s Future

By Kevin Jackson

As cloud computing simultaneously transforms multiple industries many have wondered about how this trend will affect manufacturing. Often characterized as “staid”,… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

December 1, 2016

Is Cloud Interoperability a Myth?

By Kevin Jackson

As the industry matures, cloud computing will increasingly rely on interoperability in order to grow and deliver more value to industry. Assuming this is a… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

November 28, 2016

For Top Cyber Threats, Look in the Mirror

By Kevin Jackson

A recent report by Praetorian, a cybersecurity company headquartered in Austin, TX, focused on threats that resulted in data compromise or access to sensitive… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

October 31, 2016

Watson Crowdsources Cloud Computing

By Kevin Jackson

Recently I’ve been doing quite a bit of analysis work using the IBM Watson cognitive business platform. The really exciting thing about this opportunity… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

October 21, 2016

Business Resiliency: Learn from the Military

By Kevin Jackson

A steel bar is resistant to stress and is capable of maintaining its form while bearing large loads. While steel is also known as one of the world’s strongest… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

September 28, 2016

Surviving the Coming “Hackerpocalypse”

By Kevin Jackson

With all the excellent training available on television today, we are all now well prepared to deal with the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Our failure as a society… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

September 7, 2016

How Can You Handle That Data Problem

By Kevin Jackson

Today data has replaced money as the global currency for trade. McKinsey estimates that about 75 percent of the value added by data flows on the Internet accrues… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

August 22, 2016

Cognitive Business: When Cloud and Cognitive Computing Merge

By Kevin Jackson

Cloud computing has taken over the business world! With almost maniacal focus, single proprietors and Board Directors of the world’s largest conglomerates… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

July 26, 2016

Cloud Service Broker: The New System Integrator

By Kevin Jackson

Cloud Service Brokerage is changing from an industry footnote toward becoming a major system integration play.  This role has now become a crucial component… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

June 20, 2016

Cloud Applications Drive Advanced Networking

By Kevin Jackson

Enterprises must rethink network management in the cloud computing world. This new reality is driven by the rise of software defined networking, the virtualization… Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

May 18, 2016

DevOps and Hybrid Infrastructure Synergy

By Kevin Jackson

Enterprises need to embrace a DevOps mindset to excel in the changing world of hybrid IT infrastructure. Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

April 1, 2016

Finding a Framework for Hybrid Cloud Risk Management

By Kevin Jackson

Hybrid cloud risk management has rapidly become the cornerstone of many modern corporate strategies. Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

March 2, 2016

Hybrid Cloud Versus Hybrid IT: What’s the Hype?

By Kevin Jackson

There's a lot of hype surrounding both hybrid cloud and hybrid IT, but how much of it is true? Read More

By Kevin Jackson
CEO/Founder, GovCloud Network

January 29, 2016