Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns. What you can’t control with your big budget is usually what you fear will backfire and cause you trouble. But that’s not my stance. In general there is little that differentiates normal security concerns from cloud security concerns, and the big players (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) can
Salesforce Cloud Solves Housing Crisis For Wiel Brien Next-generation real estate company Wiel Brien is using Cloud 2 technologies from Salesforce.com for its innovative solution to the housing crisis. Wiel Brien aims to make its Home Affordable Again program successful as it creates a path to homeownership for those who are unable to get financing. The company is keen on using technology to efficiently run its business and is leveraging the Cloud Computing technologies built on the Force.com platform with mobile functionality delivered on the iPad. Its entire IT infrastructure is now built on salesforce.com, with custom applications built on
SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2011 — Galileo Processing, Inc. (“Galileo”) the leading provider of next-generation financial payment processing solutions, today announced a new suite of solutions that enable payment card issuing banks and payment card program managers to leverage the power of cloud computing while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance, availability and regulatory compliance. With Galileo Cloud Processing, each client has a dedicated virtual environment that is not shared with any other client. Importantly, this means that clients can preserve their intellectual property and program innovation while not being affected by changes to other clients’ environments.
Real Estate And Cloud Computing A recent report released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK set me thinking about the potential of cloud computing in the real estate market. If there’s one professional who would really love remote access to prodigious amounts of data that have been filtered down to usable information, it’s the real estate professional. In this one sentence, we have mentioned application of shared storage, data mining and remote access – all possible, in fact the salient features, of cloud computing. Oh yes, there are the reduced cost implications to consider as
MyCloudSite Offers Free Web Hosting NEW YORK, NY–(February 25, 2011) – Cloud computing is all the rage — and it’s not just for big companies with deep pockets anymore. CloudPronto has rolled out free web hosting in the cloud through MyCloudSite. Similar to shared hosting, MyCloudSite is a free hosting service that allows several websites to sit on a single web server connected to the Internet via the cloud. Unlike traditional shared hosting services that rely on dedicated servers, MyCloudSite relies on the cloud to offer even greater benefits — free. Essentially, MyCloudSite offers the same enhanced reliability and affordability
Cloud & SaaS White Paper Series Cloud First IT: Managing a Growing Network of SaaS Applications Controlling who is granted secure access to which applications and data becomes a real challenge when users can get access from any browser, at any time, from any place. SaaS applications enable companies to rapidly deploy powerful capabilities to a broad set of users at very low costs, but this very accessibility introduces a new set of organizational and technical challenges. Providing secure single sign-on (SSO) across applications becomes a real challenge when users can get access from any browser, at any time, from
Accelerating vs. deflating time to SaaS revenue Over the past 8 months, we have seen an increase in the number of ISVs contacting us to help them plan a roadmap to SaaS. After reviewing these conversations, a trend has started to emerge. 1. On-Premise ISVs see the need to begin the journey, typically due to competitive and market pressures. 2. They understand and want to get to the technical end game — a true multi-tenanted, singular code basis — but they don’t know how or even why they should get there. 3. They want to get to that end game
The Chinese Dragon And Cloud Computing “In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors.” – Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Prominent British politician. In an earlier article, I speculated on the possible emergence of India as a cloud computing superpower on the strength of its millions of IT professionals (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower? ) Now, it is unlikely that China, the other half, and dare I say, the stronger half, of the two nations many say will dominate this century, would sit still and let India take the lead. China may