BY DON ANDERSON, AUGUST 22, 2013
CLOUD COMPUTING

Managing the cloud… and winning

Even the cloud has limitations
Organizations of all sizes continue to express strong interest in cloud computing technologies. To quantify just how strong customer demand is, on average, cloud computing revenues for technology companies have increased year-over-year and the various services available via the cloud is growing daily. Example being Salesforce.com-fiscal 2014 results announced a 30% year-over-year growth. The cloud’s promise of ease of use, faster time to implement and accelerated return on investment is attractive to companies as they  …>> more
BY DON ANDERSON, AUGUST 7, 2013
MANAGEMENT, SECURITY

PRISM revelations mean we have less privacy than we thought

Recent headlines about the scope of government snooping on telecommunications activities in the United States have prompted reactions ranging from outrage on the negative side to affirmation or resignation on the positive side. It seems that most of us have less privacy than we thought. Privacy: More Than Just Confidentiality Privacy is related to confidentiality, one of the cornerstones of information security (along with integrity and availability). But privacy and confidentiality are different: privacy relates  …>> more