Commentary

What's at stake in the cloud?

General Michael Hayden by General Michael Hayden, Chertoff Group
Monday, October 31, 2011

The new federal strategy for implementing cloud-computing solutions is called “Cloud First” - and with good reason. We now systematically prefer cloud-computing solutions to those based on local servers and laptops.

The Cloud isn't a strategy

Patrick Gray, TechRepublic IT Leadership Blog,  Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I’ve seen a troubling trend these past few years and a symptom of the larger malaise that strikes many corporate IT departments. Ask a CIO about their technology plan or strategy for the coming months, and their eyes light up and in hushed awe they reverently whisper: “The Cloud.”

Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part II: Challenges and Opportunities to Get Your Data Right

NASCIO,  Friday, October 07, 2011

Cloud computing brings with it opportunities, issues and risks. One major consideration that must be addressed is the management of data – governance, stewardship, consistency, ownership and security.

Additional Guidance Needed to Address Cloud Computing Concerns

Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director Information Security Issues GAO,  Thursday, October 06, 2011

Gregory C. Wilshusen’s testimony before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives summarizes the GAO’s report issued last year and describes actions taken by federal agencies to implement the report’s recommendations.

Misleading, over reaching catch phrases abound in the cloud computing and virtualization markets

Dan Kusnetzky, ZDNet Virtually Speaking Blog,  Wednesday, October 05, 2011

When suppliers try to tie their technology to misleading catch phrases, does it really work for them or just create more market confusion?