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Bob Gourley

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Tracking the Megatrend of Cloud Computing There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the first of these trends, Cloud Computing. We succinctly describe Cloud Computing as the scalable delivery of computational resources. Models of cloud compute include public clouds, private clouds and blends in between. Architectures are in place now that leverage tiers of clouds that can exist in multiple sizes and locations, including homes, businesses and datacenters. A snapshot of the trend right now indicates: Efficiencies of this architecture are driving compute costs down. Commercial Cloud Computing providers are know widely know... (more)

Apple vs FBI - The Basics, Explained By @BobGourley | @CloudExpo #Cloud

#AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – The Basics, Explained, with Links to Original Documents This post provides an update on the ongoing battle between Apple and the  U.S. government regarding Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, recovered by police after the horrific massacre in San Bernadino on December 2, 2015. It is just days before the March 22, 2016, hearing in this long-running, highly publicized dispute between the FBI and Apple, with the FBI’s demands of Apple being variously termed “jailbreak,” put a backdoor into, brute force access, compromise security of, or any number of other descr... (more)

Shared Service Management | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #API

Collaborating in a Shared Service Management Environment By Nancy Van Elsacker The processes for IT, facilities and human resources (HR) are broadly similar and do overlap, such as with commencement and exit procedures, and can easily be brought together in a single tool to manage. However, even when doing so and when supporting departments have their own tools and processes, it is not always clear to end users where they should turn for support. For instance, in practice the management of mobile phones can be sourced to each of these departments, or a combination thereof. The col... (more)

CTOlabs.com Publishes White Paper On Evaluating Big Data Analytical Capabilities for Government Use

CTOlabs.com, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of CTOvision.com, has just published a white paper providing ten evaluation criteria which can be used by government decision-makers seeking Big Data analytical capabilities. This paper, titled “Evaluating Big Data Analytical Capabilities for Government Use,” provides context from CTOvision.com articles and interactions with thought leaders in and out of government. It was published to fill a gap observed in Big Data related discussions– the field of advanced anal... (more)

Great Mashup of Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface Launch Events

The video on the next page is just funny, no matter who you are. The clip takes video from the Apple iPad launch event and then lets you see this week’s Microsoft Surface launch in that light. The result: something really funny. Even my Microsoft friends should be laughing at how this looks, really. Although I hope we all get a good laugh at this, the serious point is that it is hard to build good technology and Microsoft has built something that can change the dynamic, especially if it takes advantage of capabilities provided by enterprise governance systems. So we shouldn’t be to... (more)