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)
This post is the second in a series based on a discussion with Marc
Andreessen. The first was on: AI, Robotics, Jobs and Accelerating The Future
Gourley: Can you provide more context on what kind of education and training?
Andreessen: It is fair to say I am biased on that subject but my view is that
the quantitative skills will be in greater demand: Math, Economics, Science,
Engineering, and Computer Science. The requirements for these are rising at
much higher rates so their premium is rising. All of us should seek to
self-educate on these when we can and this is what we should en... (more)
What If This Is the Most Important Thing the Government Can Do to Enhance Our
In December 1998 when transitioning into a job doing intelligence support to
DoD computer network defense, one of my mentors reminded me of a Reagan-era
publication that helped the public better understand the Soviet threat
called "Soviet Military Power." This document was based on the
intelligence. It provided the best possible understanding of Soviet military
hardware and operational concepts but was produced at an unclassified level
so it could be broadly disseminated. My mentor was ... (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)
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up:
The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it
illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has requested proposals for
automated tracking and identification solutions for satellites More here.
The full report on the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation
into Google revealed that the company knew it was collecting personal data
with their Street View vans. More here. The General Services Admini... (more)