Bye baby kitties. Damn Silent Bob, show some heart.

As someone who works in the IT security industry, I work with a lot of vendors.  I used to work with a lot more, but as a side benefit of streamlining business, I’ve been able to cut down my vendor pool.  At first it was a bit of a shock, but after a year of trial and error, I’ve learned a few great lessons that I think are a perfect strategy for any organization looking at updating their infrastructure, outsourcing or subscribing to a hosted cloud model. Continue reading

The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy

As someone who has lots of friends in various IT positions in all kinds of sectors, you’d be amazed how often when we chat about cloud that this innate fear of outsourcing. Yes, I admit for some reason Klout rates me as influential about outsourcing…probably a bad sign. But honestly, it’s a pretty rational fear when you think of it. IT shops, especially those who have some kind of security function, have always been been a little anxious with MSSPs constantly trying to add value to their departments. And now cloud comes along, and the same conversations come up: am I at risk of having my department outsourced to a cloud provider? Continue reading