Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services? « Marcia Kaufman’s Weblog

If his experience is in line with what I have heard from CIO’s at similar enterprises, then he may well be blind sighted. For example, many businesses find that while their centralized governance processes are effective at improving security, there may also be some unintended consequences. While the CIO directs his team to implement policies to monitor the flow of information between internal users, customer, and partners, there may be some people in the company who are undermining his efforts. Tighter control at the corporate level may lead to longer approval processes for IT resources. And departments that need to complete a project quickly have never been very patient. As a result, developers and business unit analysts are leveraging cloud delivery models for quick and cost effective access to computing resources even if it means bypassing CIO instituted governance policies. Right now, the usage of cloud computing is small and is not impacting security or the expense structure in any significant way. However, I expect that as his company becomes more involved in cloud commuting this CIO will need to pay more attention to controlling the costs of cloud services and the management of cloud security.

Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services? « Marcia Kaufman’s Weblog

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Web-services, SOA, BPM & Cloud Computing – X

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Web-services, SOA, BPM & Cloud Computing – X

No series on cloud computing would be complete without alluding to Google’s audacious attempt at building an OS around the cloud computing paradigm.

Yes, I’m referring to the Google Chrome OS, a spin-off to the Google Chrome browser. The open source versions for the Chrome OS are the Chromium OS and the Chromium Browser respectively.

The Google Chrome OS

The Google Chrome OS is targeted specifically to netbooks, not the primary device of use, but a secondary, portable, lightweight device. The OS is small enough to be loaded on a USB drive and booted from the very same device. Applications on local storage are few and far between and most useful, user applications are based in the cloud. The user interface is minimalist much like the Chrome Browser. Boot time is very quick with Google software engineer Martin Bligh demonstrating a bootup time of four seconds.

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Introducing the Concept of the “Resource Cloud” at Cloud Expo 2010 in New York | JAVA Developer’s Journal

Introducing the Concept of the “Resource Cloud” at Cloud Expo 2010 in New York | JAVA Developer’s Journal

Resource Cloud!

Shouldn’t that sum it up?

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How LinkedIn leveraged the benefits of Salesforce.com? « THE ENTERPRISE CONSULTING BLOG

How LinkedIn leveraged the benefits of Salesforce.com? « THE ENTERPRISE CONSULTING BLOG

How LinkedIn leveraged SalesForce.com to improve its business processes.

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Tips for Location Based Marketing « shankarsoma; Nothing is faster

Tips for Location Based Marketing « shankarsoma; Nothing is faster

Interesting read about all the Location Based Services available online and via your smart-phone.

US specific only! Sorry!

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