Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization
Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy.
Back then, it was just connect. Done. Today, it’s just subscribe. Done. The illusion is powerful and seductive, isn’t it?
As a C-level executive, you know better though. Being the CEO, CIO, or other senior executive responsible for running a global business with more than 10,000+...
Rethinking Cloud ROI from a Customer’s Perspective
Cloud Identity and Security Best Practices
Central to developing our abilities to provide Government Cloud Computing is the best practice focus area of Cloud Identity and Security.
I group these two together, both “Cloud IdAM” (
The Benefits of Cloud Computing [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Advent of the Privileged Cloud
What’s in a name? Well, it could be a lot. In fact, the name we assign something can have a huge impact of our perception of that thing. Would you eat reconstituted chicken parts? Thanks to whomever decided to call that a “nugget” you might.
On the other hand, sometimes we come up with a name for something that makes a great idea seem much less great. Remember New Coke? It registered quite well on blind taste tests. The problem was...
Model Driven DoDAF Architecture: Building for Change
On first glance, the marriage of Dovèl Technologies and ZapThink might appear to be somewhat of a mismatch: boutique Federal contractor acquires iconoclastic architecture thought leadership firm? But look below the surface, and the synergies become apparent, as Dovèl has long had an iconoclastic approach to architecture, since after all, we focus...
Cloud: IT in 3D?
While watching TV the other night, I saw several trailers for movies, all of which advertised “in 3D.” This got me thinking about how 3D and the move toward cloud computing share similar stories.
3D was first utilized in film in the 1950s, but because of several factors, the format was not widely adopted until almost 40 years later. Even then, the application of 3D in feature films was relegated to a niche market. Only more recently, with advances in technology, standardization...
Cloud Security Part 1: Why So Many Cloud Servers are Vulnerable
Not Only Is Tape Dead, Backup Is Too
I just finished reading a piece of marketing
nonsense hoo-hah from Iron Mountain that argues that tape isn’t dead. Methinks Iron Mountain doth protest to much. Let’s see, what’s Iron Mountain’s digital business? Oh, that’s right – tape vaulting. The death of tape, and Iron Mountain’s sudden exit from cloud-based storage and backup, must be cause for alarm in Boston.
Now, before I go any further, let me be clear that yes, I know that tape is being used today, and not technically dead… yet. When nScaled and others...