Items Tagged with "Managed Services"
January 22, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes
As we move into the cloud-dominated world, the issue of integration is more prominent as enterprises realize how many different systems are being used throughout their organizations. While one of the best things about cloud is the democratization of technology, this is also one of the most problematic areas...
December 13, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
It’s something I’m actually quite passionate about – not using management tools that force business units to adopt a particular solution that may or may not really meet their needs. It makes no sense and actually hampers the ability for cloud to deliver the benefits it promises...
December 11, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
People are still stuck on authentication, mainly passwords. We as an industry or customer base haven't been very good at figuring out how to manage identities, without sticking our customers with a million different sites which don't share common identities...
December 10, 2012 Added by:Hani Banayoti
Another year coming to a close and I am full of hope for new thinking on security for the road ahead. One particular aspect in our profession that I would like to see change in the very near future is the typical approach to incorporating security in contracts with IT Service Providers...
December 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
It would seem that in the IaaS cloud service delivery model unless you know what you're getting into it may be quite tough to deploy a solid, risk-averse cloud-based application. Now, PaaS is different than the other two in that it is a compromise between extensibility and built-in security features...
November 25, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
TOS;DR aims to help with what is possibly the biggest lie on the internet, that which users make when they click that they have read, understood and accepted the terms of service of their provider. The fact is that no one reads them but rather vaguely hopes for the best...
September 26, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
The decision was made during the consultation process that universal design and accessibility issues should be outside the scope of the document. That was a necessary decision as the drive was to come up with a readily consumable document that vendors could easily comply with...
September 17, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
"The advent of cloud computing has removed infrastructure as a barrier to rapid and massive scaling of applications. [IaaS and Paas have] made it possible for a developer to create an application one day and have it utilized by hundreds of thousands of users the next..."
September 16, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
The face of corporate IT changes dramatically with a move to the cloud – no longer do people need to spend time racking and stacking servers, patching software and other low level tasks – the fact is that in the long run individual organizations will not have email server administrators, desktop software support personnel or systems administrators...
September 15, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Any application that was built to be secured independently of the environment will do as well in a public cloud as it did in your private data center. If you build the application to be low-risk independent of your environmental controls you shouldn't have to worry where it lives...
September 10, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
BYOD issues continue to cause headaches for IT departments. Security mandates grow exponentially as they struggle to prevent data leaks from private networks onto public clouds. The biggest concerns with public clouds are the loss of data and control of the location of that data...
September 09, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
“With the cloud, you don’t own anything. You already signed it away through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to... the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it...”
September 08, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
No computer in the world is safe from a determined hacker. Most of us don’t properly secure our computer, our smart phone, or even our wallets. So how in the heck does storing your credit and debit card information “in the cloud” help you secure your already vulnerable information?
September 07, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
CIMI is arguably more complex than a simple standard – it reflects that people want to rubber stamp a standard, but also want to deliver proprietary functionality as a point of differentiation from the competition. CIMI is a positive initiative, but the proof is in the pudding...
August 30, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
Assuming you have selected a service to migrate to a cloud provider, and have selected the cloud provider, even after contract signing, things may still be far from complete. The migration process is the thing that can be very painful and can break the entire service for an extended amount of time...
August 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
Cloud vendors are quick to point out how reliable their data centers are with redundant channels, power supply structures and the like. Any application running on the cloud needs to consider the same issues – it is unrealistic to rely on one single data center – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link...