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Concerns About Cloud Security Overblown

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced publication of a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that it has sponsored, with the headline: Next Generation Cloud Study Reveals Vast Majority Of IT Leaders Concerned With Security And Privacy Of Data For Cloud Implementations.

Cloud Strategy: Why Millennials Matter

The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a report: The fundamental five: what businesses must have in place to extract maximum value from the cloud. It "identifies and explores the core foundational elements of a mature cloud strategy."

IT Strategy: Theory Versus Practice

These are challenging times for CIOs and IT departments, and I suspect few would disagree with the following summary of the current situation

On Clouds, Blue Sky and Crystal Balls

Gartner's annual CIO survey is an ambitious exercise. For the 2015 edition, Gartner grilled 2,800 CIOs who between them accounted for $US397 billion of IT spend and $US202.5 billion of infrastructure and operations (I&O) spend (it did not elaborate on the distinction).

Cloud Now the Board's Business

Most people in IT are probably familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle. It is a model that can be applied to the maturation of almost any new technology. There is technology trigger leading to a peak of inflated expectations, a trough of disillusionment, slope of enlightenment and finally a plateau of productivity.

Industry 4.0 is a Cloudy Topic

It's an interesting exercise occasionally to do a Google news search on 'cloud computing' and 'Australia' to see what's hot on the topic in our fair land.

Great Digital Transformation Expectations

The prime minister, Tony Abbott, and his communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, jointly announced on 23 January the formation of a 'Digital Transformation Office' within Turnbull's department, "so that government services can be delivered digitally from start to finish and better serve the needs of citizens and businesses." A laudable aim, but as with all these things the devil is in the de

Gartner’s Next Nexus: The Old Nexus Plus IoT

IT research firm Gartner has been talking for several years about a disruptive ‘Nexus of Forces’ that will transform the world of information technology, and much else besides. These forces are mobile, social, cloud and data analytics.

Much More to Learn About Cloud

A few days ago, on 15 April, Forbes Magazine published an article 10 Things We've Learned About Cloud Computing, So Far. It dated the origins of cloud computing to "1999 with the launch of, and to 2004, with the first Amazon Web Services offering," and went on list "some key lessons on what cloud is and is not all about."

Beware 'Shadow Big Data'

Access to information was the first field to be democratized: remember when all online wisdom was locked away in databases like Dialog, access to which was controlled and managed by specialists librarians and researchers - the modern equivalents of the high priestesses of the Oracle at Delphi? The Internet and search engines put an end to all that.