Would Encryption Alone Have Prevented the OPM Hack?
The recent breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has certainly been big news and the cause of lots of speculation. OPM says they provide over 90% of the Government’s background investigations, over two million each year. Twitter has been busy with comments about how useful the contents of background information would be for […]
Cloud Computing Promise #2 – Fact or Fiction?
Last week we looked at our first promise – Is Cloud Computing Revolutionary. Now let’s move on to number 2 – All Software Applications Delivered Over the Internet are Cloud Computing – Fact or Fiction? Software applications have been delivered over the Internet for many years. Vendor using this mode of delivery have, until recently, […]
Cloud Computing Promises: Fact or Fiction?
Cloud computing is currently making information technology headlines, and vendors are aggressively promoting the many benefits it can provide organizations. These benefits appear so compelling that on the surface it seems all IT can and should be moved “into the cloud”. Upon closer inspection, however, for every benefit cited, questions can also be raised. Follow this […]
Cloud Service Models: What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It includes three basic service models: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). IaaS was described in a previous post. This blog focuses on PaaS, and a future post will highlight SaaS. IDC has indicated the cloud services market has entered an “innovation […]
Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can […]