Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions It was as cloudy as Edinburgh could be in the autumn, when the “Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress” featuring about 300 Cloud Computing stake-holders, gathered for the event that was held during the last week of September, produced By MISTI Europe. The variety of organizations participating demonstrated the array of topics relevant to Cloud Computing adoption. Standards institutions – alongside government bodies, cloud providers and software vendors – demonstrated the challenges facing Cloud Computing. The considerable number of non-EU presenters further demonstrated the globalization process this technology is going through these days, as
What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security The take of any government on cloud security is an interesting and vital issue towards better safety standards. Analysts define the governmental role as important in integrating multi-tenancy app development, access layers and infrastructure parts of the cloud through firm policies. Governing the keeping, utility and accessibility of information, and also isolating between owners and consumers of information, without breaching on privacy protocols are also other definitions of a state’s take on data. Firstly, here is a look at an insider view where governments tackle the issue of data safety from a narrow
IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity Comprehensive Program Arms IBM’s Global Ecosystem to Deliver A Simplified Approach to IT WALTHAM, MA — September 26, 2012 — IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM’s cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on open standards. As more clients embrace cloud computing, they are looking to local technology providers known as Managed Service Providers (MSP) to help them
5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Like Open Source This Looks Familiar When cloud computing was in its very early stages there were very mixed views as to what it would bring to the future of the IT industry. The industry was divided between the proponents of the positive and negative outcomes of cloud computing. This reaction was very much the same when open source was first introduced. During the early 2000’s, during the great open source debate, many IT professionals put down open source in favor of proprietary software saying that something which does not undergo the rigorous testing and
Cloud Computing: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility The cloud delivery model gives vendors a great amount of power. It is easier to create, deploy, maintain and enhance a service than it has been at any other point in computing history. Just look at Facebook, which grew to 500 million members in a very short period of time. People readily share within it, many with a limited understanding of the potential risks to their private information. The ability to make an enhancement and almost instantly put it into the customer’s hands is immensely powerful – and immensely dangerous. If you’re
Akamai Appoints Frederic Moraillon as Asia Pacific Japan Marketing VP Frederic Moraillon takes on new role at Akamai to drive branding, marketing, and lead generation activities in Asia Pacific Japan. SINGAPORE – November 16, 2011 – Akamai Technologies Pte. Ltd. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing userexperiences on any device, anywhere, has appointed Frederic Moraillon as Vice President of Marketing for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). Based in Singapore and reporting to Sanjay Singh, Vice President for Asia Pacific Japan at Akamai, Frederic is responsible for driving overall branding, field marketing and public relations functions
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?