OK, I’ll admit it. I love cloud storage. Not huge, datacentre style stuff, just simple stuff like Dropbox. Why? Well, mostly because it makes keeping things available on all devices a lot easier, and honestly, it makes me way more productive. In fact, it makes employees as a whole way more productive. So why aren’t more organizations touting these solutions? Continue reading
What can I say, I failed sharing in preschool.
After spending several hours this weekend formatting and reinstalling my Linux distribution on my laptop, I came to realize something. If it wasn’t for cloud-based services, it would have been a lot more painful. Between my cloud-based email client and dropbox account, I was back up and running in no time. In fact, if it wasn’t for these types of services, in particular cloud storage services, just the day to day running of this blog would be a lot more painful. I’m probably not alone in saying that these services have become critical in ensuring access to files from multiple devices. So why aren’t organizations using an enterprise solution for the same purpose, such as the latest release from OpenText, Tempo? Continue reading
If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0.
If someone asked you what the biggest problem with cloud is, how would you answer? Would it be security? Complexity? Personally, I think it comes down to the fact that cloud involves so many systems, data centres, networks, security controls that it’s almost impossible to create clear segmentations of where cloud environments begin and end. Cloud is a global entity made up of fenced-off clusters of information. Continue reading
Worst. Episode. Ever.
DLP is always a strange thing for me to talk about, since I remember the first round of solutions that ended up causing more headaches than solving the problem of data leakage. But with cloud, it’s all of a sudden a new conversation and DLP is right at the forefront in classifying the types of data that are the centre of the cloud design. All of a sudden DLP cannot be ignored anymore, it’s become a critical part of the new cloud landscape. Continue reading