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Every company operates with some level of uncertainty and ambiguity. What separates the winners from the losers is how the company responds. For example, I once worked at a company where their (DBA) described them thi... Cloud Security Frameworks: Security by DesignBack Please note: A version of this blog appeared on InformationeWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored post I have a passion for anything with wheels, wings and more recently, float planes. You ... Cloud Security Frameworks: Big Data, Architecture and Colin ChapmanBack Please note: A version of this blog appeared on InformationWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored blog. In my last post, “Whac-a-Mole Funding and Going on the Offensive,” ... Cloud Security Frameworks: Introducing Intel's Security Investment ModelBack Please note: A version of this blog appeared on InformationWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored post. In the first part of this discussion, “Walking the Talk,” we concluded t... Cloud Security Investment, Part 2: Whac-a-Mole Funding and Going on the OffensiveBack Please note: A version of this blog appeared on InformationWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored post. It’s hard to avoid headlines that sensationalize the latest news about a securit... Cloud Security Investment, Part 1: Walking the TalkBack Please note: A verision of this blog appeared on InformationWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored post. Before we jump into discussing cloud security frameworks, I’d l... Cloud Security Frameworks: The Current StateBack Please note: A verision of this blog appeared on InformationWeek.com in the Cloud Section as an Intel sponsored post. If you’ve read any of my previous blogs about the eight fundamenta... Cloud Security Frameworks: A Journey or a Destination?Back Right or wrong, businesses need to be profitable—at least the ones that plan to be around next year. Put another way, it’s more about “Show Me the Money” than most of us are comfortable admitti... Cloud Ecosystems, Profitability, Common Sense and the New OrderBack California—because of its size, topography, and cultural diversity—sometimes seems like two states instead of one. Defined by simple geography, with the dividing line somewhere just south of San Francisco ... Cloud Strategies, Bandwidth Management, Telco 2.0 and the San Diego FreewayBack In the Spring of 1911, Teddy Roosevelt was asked about a reciprocity agreement with Canada. He said, “Economic considerations mattered less in foreign negotiations than those of national pride.” What was t... Cloud Strategy: Ideals Meet Policy - Part DeuxBack In a July Data Center Knowledge industry perspective, I discussed my first fundamental truth of cloud strategy: Large-scale transformation to cloud computing, which includes your critical business systems, is a journe... Cloud Strategy: Ideals Meet PolicyBack Since my days in junior high school (many years ago in a galaxy far, far away), I’ve recognized myself as somewhat challenged in proper use of commas, pronouns, adjectives, and the general mechanics of the Engli... Cloud Computing Strategy: The Cloud is Not a Person, Place or ThingBack Some relationships seem to reflect the natural order of things. Examples that come to mind include night giving way to day, rain and thunder, winter turning to spring and (at least in the Deutsche household when our b... Cloud Architecture and Services-Oriented Enterprise (SOE)Back Every month, I have the privilege of participating in Intel’s Enterprise Board of Advisors (EBOA) program. EBOA gives Intel a boots-on-the-ground perspective from the outside world, with feedback that helps the ... Recipe for Cloud Framework: One Part Technology, Nine Parts ProcessBack From 1861-1865, the U.S. was embroiled in a Civil War between the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) and the Federal Government (known as the Union). The tactics employed during the conflict are bes... Cloud Computing Strategy: Gettysburg, and Unified Solutions DevelopmentBack I just finished reading a book by Bob Lutz called Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Lutz is a former vice chairman of General Motors as well as an ex-fighter pilot (VMA-133) and... On Cloud Computing Strategy: It's All for Naught if the Dogs Won't EatBack Companies and their business units tend to operate and generate revenue in well-defined operating envelopes. Within these envelopes, the organization sets expectations, establishes relationships and generates pr... Cloud Solution Frameworks and Lessons from the 1964-1966 24-Heures du MansBack There’s a perfect storm coming your way. It’s fast approaching your enterprise (and your IT organization). And as it passes, life as you know it will forever change. Driven by a desire to reduce co... Retaking the High Ground in the Cloud DiscussionBack As a principal architect in Enterprise Solution Sales (ESS), I understand the business challenges that are likely to slow down adoption of various elements of the cloud computing ecosystem. Those are the issues I̵... Let's Get Real About the CloudBack