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Mar 30 2009   3:23PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: Private cloud, ID management, security compliance

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Welcome back from the weekend! Here are the latest stories from SearchCIO.com, dealing with the private cloud, identity and access management, and some very newsy security standards for compliance for federal funds.

Beyond server virtualization: The private cloud – Turning server virtualization and the cloud computing concept into a private cloud is more than semantics. Our expert details how it differs from a virtual server farm and more.

The challenges and benefits of a private cloud – A private cloud may leverage server virtualization to drive business flexibility, but many of its management challenges (both people and boxes) are as yet untested.

CIO turns to identity and access management to solve business problem – Growth and turnover made user provisioning a huge task for business owners and the IT organization at Brookdale Senior Living, before the company launched a major effort to classify users and deploy an identity and access management system.

Security standards to help manage compliance for those federal funds – The disbursement of federal funds will open up risks and come with stricter requirements — a CIO group offers a checklist that can help IT executives at any organization stay in compliance.

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