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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (7)

“New use cases and their subsequent solutions are like a feedback loop that creates a gravity well of chaotic innovation.” Part 7 – Panning for new Use Cases This is the last of a seven-part series considering the ongoing transformation … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (5)

“Cracking the code of how to best implement and monetize APIs is crucial to success in the emerging API economy.” Part 5 – The Planet of the APIs After a brief holiday hiatus, we’re back to inspect the multiple aspects … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (3)

  “Cloud isn’t a technology. It’s a force of nature.” Part 3 – The Power of Steam I’ve previously advanced the notion that the IT industry has reached and is in the act of collectively crossing a synchronization barrier – … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier

Part 1 – The New Steely Eyes of IT Just like the Star Trek episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before” depicts the wondrous, perhaps frightening aspects of traversing a Big Cosmic Line, we’re likewise coming to a barrier of … Continue reading

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A New Way to Think about Cloud Service Models (Part 2)

Part 2 – A Universal Service Model In my previous post, I introduced the idea that all cloud services are “platform as a service,” especially when we think of the entire Internet as the platform, and the various services available … Continue reading

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Privacy: The Cloud Model’s Waterloo?

Part 2 – How Privacy Could Cripple the Cloud Security and privacy are often mentioned together. This is natural, because they are related, yet distinct topics.  Security is a technical concept concerned with the controlled access, protection, integrity, and availability … Continue reading

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Privacy: The Cloud Model’s Waterloo?

Part 1 – Privacy Ain’t the Same As Security Most people consider the word privacy solely in the context of cloud deployment models, where a private cloud is one reserved strictly for the use of a specific group of people that have … Continue reading

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Privacy: The Cloud Model’s Waterloo?

Part 1 – Privacy Ain’t the Same As Security Most people consider the word privacy solely in the context of cloud deployment models, where a private cloud is one reserved strictly for the use of a specific group of people that have … Continue reading

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The Myth of Cloud Insecurity (cont.)

Part 3 – Leaping the Chasm In my previous posts (Part 1, Part 2) in this series, we established the theory that the human species has come to rely on physical ownership and control of something as necessary and sometimes even sufficient … Continue reading

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The Myth of Cloud Insecurity

Part 1 – The False Sense of Physical Security As is often the case when new paradigms are advanced, cloud computing as a viable method for sourcing information technology resources has met with many criticisms, ranging from doubts about the … Continue reading

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