Cloud computing's not-so-secret mission

Cloud computing's not-so-secret mission

IT-as-a-Service is the real game changer in cloud computing.

11/18/14

Cloud security grows up

Cloud security grows up

Comprehensive cloud security services are taking over the market.

11/17/14

Firemon brings policy automation to policy management

Untangling the mess that is compliance rules.

06/17/14

How high-performing IT departments affect their companies' bottom line

How high-performing IT departments affect their companies' bottom line

Survey confirms tie between high-functioning IT and profitability.

06/04/14

DevOps isn't viable for enterprise? Tell that to IBM

DevOps isn't viable for enterprise? Tell that to IBM

There has been quite a bit of controversy lately over an article in the Wall Street Journal about whether or not DevOps was viable for enterprises. After spending a few days here in Orlando at the IBM Innovate conference, I can tell...

06/03/14

Silly rabbit, there's no such thing as DevOps in a box

Yesterday out in Boulder, Colorado, I hosted the first Camp DevOps held in partnership with Glue Conference 2014 (Glue is today if you are in the Denver/Boulder area). It was a great conference with a whole bunch of great sessions on...

05/21/14

Upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S5? No thanks

Nothing compelling enough here, move along.

05/13/14

The day the AV died

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck   ~ Don McLean, American Pie With a pink carnation and a pickup truck But I knew I was out of luck The day the music diedSeems like everyone is all a-twitter (see what I did there) about the SVP...

05/07/14

On security reports and weather forecasts

Do you need someone to tell you it’s raining?

05/05/14

Security admins and executives: We hardly talk anymore

Ponemon-Firemon survey finds communication an issue.

05/02/14

Masergy adds MSSP to its lineup

I first became aware of Masergy back in the early part of the last decade. Since that time they have grown into a network services powerhouse offering a wide range of network services to a global enterprise clientele. Their...

05/01/14

JumpCloud just made cron obsolete

For just about as long as I have been in technology, when I spoke to engineers about having a specific task run on schedule I was told that we could "run a cron job" to make it happen.  Over the years I realized that sys admins...

04/29/14

Microsoft Office vs Google Docs: The Fat Lady hasn't sung yet

Microsoft Office vs Google Docs: The Fat Lady hasn't sung yet

I was reading ComputerWorld's Preston Gralla's article on Microsoft Office whipping Google Docs. I just don't see it. While I agree that you can't compare the feature set of power tools that MS Office gives you compared to the...

04/21/14

MongoDB 2.6 - NoSQL all grown up

NoSQL databases have been bursting into the market for a few years now. However, many DBAs still winked and smiled when discussing NoSQL, the way an older cousin looks down on a younger relative. Cute and sassy, but really if you...

04/17/14

Docker becomes de facto Linux standard

Lots of news coming out of the Red Hat Summit this week. A lot of the buzz is around containerization in general and Docker in particular. Docker is set to ship with the latest version of RHEL (RHEL 7.0). Also, Docker will integrate...

04/16/14

IBM's BlueMix delivers PaaS to developers large and small

IBM's recent Pulse Conference in Las Vegas was like Christmas in February for developers. Whether working in midmarket or large enterprises, independent consultant or employee, there was something for everyone. The best part of this...

04/04/14

Hybrid Clouds as far as the eye can see

I was talking to my friend Misha Govshteyn of Alert Logic the other day about the latest versions of Alert Logic's Threat Manager and Web Security Manager. Misha was very excited because, with the latest version of Threat Manager,...

03/25/14

Zscaler dreams of 'Shift'-ing routing to the cloud

Imagine moving your router from your perimeter up to the cloud. What's more, let's let someone else manage it, bake in security, give you greater visibility, stability, and management control, all while saving you money. How is that...

03/19/14

Cloud providers as cloud security providers

One of my observations from the RSA Conference this year was the continuing evolution of cloud providers into cloud security providers.  Where it used to be said that security was one of the drags on cloud adoption, the fact is cloud...

03/14/14

AT&T KitKat upgrade made my Galaxy S4 worse

AT&T finally got around to issuing an upgrade to Android KitKat for their Samsung Galaxy S4s running Jelly Bean two weeks ago. Against my better judgment and after waiting about a week, I decided that maybe it could help with the...

03/10/14

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