Who would have thought? A Brexit decision!
Time to have a
Tune into: Social Privacy
Time for a blog about personal privacy, before we all have forgotten about
the concept. The Circle is both the title of an 2009 album by Bon Jovi as a
2013 novel by Dave Eggers. A novel relevant for a cloud blog because it
describes a future in which one company (the Circle) largely controls the
nexus of information, social, mobile and cloud.
The use of a novel as medium for the communication of ideas regarding
business or politics is not new. Think of examples as “The Goal” (about
manufacturing management), “The Phoenix Project” (about IT Management), ... (more)
In every cloud survey, security consistently comes out as an inhibitor to
cloud adoption. Even though this has been the case for several years, many
feel that it is a temporary barrier which will be resolved once cloud
offerings get more secure, mature, certified, and thus accepted. But is this
indeed the case or do we need another approach to overcome this barrier?
During a recent cloud event, two speakers from a large accounting and EDP
auditing firm took the stage to discuss the risks of cloud computing. While
one speaker dissected the risks for both consumers and providers... (more)
In my last post I covered the concept of fabric computing and why it matters
in the world of cloud computing. With a "fabric" approach towards creating
a cloud application, we include the virtual compute, storage and network
components inside a fully software-based model of the service. This is
distinctly different from a more traditional approach, where the various
resources are added and configured one by one.
In response to a comment, I also suggested that this new approach could be
compared to a modern espresso machine. Such a machine delivers a complete
service (coffee!) -... (more)
If an article, 10 years after its initial publication date, is featured in
several look backs, reviews, Q&As and still gathers reactions and emotional
analysis, it can be concluded it must have struck a chord - or in this case -
more an open nerve.
In May 2003*, the Harvard Business Review published "IT Doesn't Matter" , an
article by then still largely unknown editor "at large" Nicholas Carr.
The premise of the article was that infrastructure has a diminishing impact
on competitiveness and that IT was infrastructure (although Carr in the
recent Q&A seems to indicate he meant IT In... (more)