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)
#AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – The Basics, Explained, with Links to Original
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)
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, 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)
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
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)