It’s funny how sometimes the most random conversations lead to to new ways of approaching things. Case in point, last night while sitting in a coffee shop on a ship floating somewhere in the Caribbean (yes, it’s true) I ended up chatting with a fellow I met who works in finance for a pharmaceutical company in the US. I was a funny conversation because if you work in marketing, finance is one of those departments that while we rely on heavily, cause us a lot of grief. Well, grief might be a harsh word, but let’s say we have a funny relationship. Continue reading
It seems like every day half the twitter feeds around cloud are about the great advancements we have seen such as in OpenStack and Big Data, and the new technologies we are seeing to help drive adoption of cloud computing.
Unfortunately, the other half talks to encryption issues, data leaks, vendor uncertainty…doom and gloom. Most notably, the increased chatter around data privacy (both from an international government perspective, and the traditional risks associated with improper data loss protection controls) continues to impact one of the biggest trends trying to move forward: mobile device management. Continue reading
One of my favorite side projects in the cloud industry is meeting with technical leaders, mostly CIOs, and talking to them about the huge change that is coming with Cloud.
CIOs have already been faced with several major challenges. We’ve seen huge cuts to IT budgets, the increased pressure to tighten security and compliance, and ofcourse, the rise in social media and mobile devices. It’s not easy being a CIO these days. Now cloud has come along and there is increased pressure for them to leverage these new methodologies to make the organizations lean, mean and innovative. No pressure. Continue reading