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CLOUD COMPUTING CHALLENGES
A recent look at Cloud commentators around the world – confirmed what we at Strategic Directions already knew. (Eureka!!)
3 Internationally respected (but totally unrelated) Cloud Forum Organisations all agreed that one of the major concerns to customers when moving to the cloud was:-
Lack of resources and expertise (Open Cirrus :- www.opencirrus.org )
Lack of resources and expertise (Cloud Tweaks :- www.cloudtweaks.com )
People and Processes (Forbes Technology Council :- www.forbes.com )
The internationally regarded Forbes Technology Council comments “it’s critical not to get caught up in the hype….do proper planning.” Forbes offers firsthand insights on technology and business from elite CIOs, CTOs and other executives. They asked some of their senior members to identify challenges they thought a business might have to overcome when moving its operations to the cloud. This is what the executives (all from different organisations) had to say:-
Read More.... http://ow.ly/SdAO30gAlhm
@ Dave Robinson http://ow.ly/xQHm30gqKf3
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Data Breaches
Recent news articles have highlighted the seriousness with which the Federal Government is treating Data Breaches affecting Australian organisations.
This follows hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the Federal Government is planning to invest up to $140 m into an “industry led” cooperative research centre focussing on cybersecurity. http://ow.ly/Zjna30gqKcF
A crucial part of any organisation’s strategic plan MUST recognise the very real threat of cyber-attack, including prevention in the first instance, ongoing management and monitoring, and recovery once a legitimate breach has been identified. @ Dave Robinson http://ow.ly/xQHm30gqKf3
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The Brisbane AFCOM chapter has formalised it’s end of year event.
The chapter meeting will be held on the 30th November at the Marriot, 515 Queen Street in the Queen Adelaide Room from 4:30pm with introductions and welcome note at 4:45pm.
This year we are delighted to have Jim Young from CommScope USA joining us to present on “Data Center Networks – A la mode (single or multi?)” along with the industry updates and networking opportunities with our members and partners.
Following the conclusion of the meeting at 6:00pn, we would be pleased if everyone could join us for some networking and drinks to conclude a great year.
Would you like to know more?? Then please feel free to connect with me @http://ow.ly/chTY30gp1IO
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* Three Key Components for Managing Cloud Services
The traditional train of thought to managing vendors is changing with the wider adoption of cloud services. Partnerships are key for business critical ICT services; as is transparency as to both what the organisation expects and how the vendor proposes to provide the service.
Management of cloud based services requires a change in thought regarding the construct of three key components being; contracts, relationship and performance management. Find Out More..... http://ow.ly/lufG30ga1AY
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With the increasing adoption and confide http://ow.ly/wKAL30g55YM nce in Cloud Computing Services, the new customer/vendor relationship impacts are changing significantly from how things have been done in the past. Organisations will buy services not products, will rely on vendors to deliver ICT services not hardware and software to support in-house service delivery and vendors become more entrenched in the relationships with the organisation without being a part of the organisation.
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