Infographic: Digital Education and The Cloud Source: http://www.knewton.com
US Cyber Command Chief Gives Cloud Computing Security His Vote of Confidence Even as cloud computing advances by leaps and bounds, security concerns remain. This issue has been addressed time and again by me in several articles. Even supporters of the cloud maintain that unless these problems are resolved, universal adoption will remain a dream. Here are some older articles dealing with security on the cloud: 1. What Bromium’s Funding Means for Cloud Security 2. Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing 3. Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? 4. What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? 5. Which
Usually, it’s the presence of clouds that affect precipitation. However, this time round, it is rains, and the consequent floods, that may end up affecting the cloud. By cloud, of course, I mean the virtual world of cloud computing and not some fluffy ball of water vapor in the sky. As you must know by now, cloud computing does not mean there’s a tangible substance called the cloud – it is merely a construct that resides in cyberspace and is powered by tangible servers in the real world (See: What Is Cloud Computing? Yes, another Perspective). Of course, some believe
Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in spite of cloud proponent former CIO Vivek Kundra’s departure (See: Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?), cloud computing will continue to find favor in the official administration. There have been concerns about security on the cloud, especially in the light of
Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division to protect and defend the federal executive branch civilian networks – also referred to as the dot-gov domain. DHS efforts are focused on enhancing the cyber security posture of the nation by improving their capacity to prevent, identify, respond to and recover from cyber threats.
Cloud Channel Summit http://cloudchannelsummit.com/ - November 7th, 2011 The Cloud Channel Summit will feature a number of keynote presentations exploring the implications of the Cloud on the channel. The Cloud Channel Summit will provide a valuable meeting place for channel and partner development executives to share industry best practices and establish new relationships. Cloud Computing Expo http://cloudcomputingexpo.com/ – November 7-10th, 2011 This coming November 7-10, 2011, Cloud Expo is returning to Santa Clara with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. ”Cloud” has become synonymous with “computing” and “software” in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC
Cloud Computing: Taiwan’s Next Trillion Dollar Industry The same way that Europe and America dominated the business world for the last century, Asia is expected to hold sway over the next. From the BRICS nations of India and China to the Tiger Economies of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, Asia’s dominance of global business is considered inevitable. Therefore, it is no surprise that cloud computing, as the future of Information Technology, has found favor in the continent (and extensive coverage on Cloudtweaks). 1. Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? 2. The Chinese Dragon and Cloud Computing 3. Where Does
IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud You must have heard of the phrase, “Form is temporary, class is permanent,” This phrase is often used to defend a sportsperson with an impressive history of achievements who experiences a terrible loss of form, leading to doubts being raised about his ability. I would like to say, on the same lines, “Jobs are temporary, work is permanent”. Allow me to explain this with regards to cloud computing. One of the greatest fears about the rise of cloud computing is the risk of job obsolescence. People employed in the IT