A Reality Check on 'Everyone's Moving Everything to the Cloud'
A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private
cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed
to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These
individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant
experience guiding senior IT executives ... (more)
Today data has replaced money as the global currency for trade.
“McKinsey estimates that about 75 percent of the value added by data flows
on the Internet accrues to “traditional” industries, especially via
increases in global growth, productivity, and employment. Furthermore, the
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that
about 50 percent of all traded ser... (more)
In the business world, it's hard to throw a rock without hitting a compliance
requirement. All must be obeyed, but some call for a high level of control
and auditability. Governing bodies are exerting their authority like never
before, increasing the number of auditors and handing out heavy fines -
sometimes as much as $1 million.
This has become the new norm, and it isn't likely to turn ... (more)