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I was talking with Avanade’s Senior Director for Enterprise Security, Ace Swerling, earlier today. The conversation touched on a wide range of security and identity management issues that I’ll probably return to, but one of Ace’s comments brought my attention back to an issue that has been nagging at me for a while. As I’m sure we all know, security concerns often figure highly in discussions about moving Enterprise applications and data to the Cloud. Indeed, I spoke with other Avanade executives earlier this year to report on a survey they had commissioned that suggested just how significant these concerns can be for potential customers. In today’s conversation, Ace appeared to agree (as do I) with the frequent assertion that Cloud providers’ own systems will tend to be more secure than those that the majority of potential customers have in-house today. These ser... (more)

The Semantic Web for Dummies

Most of my recent podcasts (all listed in their various series over in the sidebar, for those reading along on the site) have definitely been on the ‘Cloud’ side of the Cloud of Data, so it was refreshing to return to the ‘Data’ fold with the latest in my longer-running Semantic Web series. Yesterday I spoke with Jeff Pollock of Oracle, and we talked about his new book, The Semantic Web For Dummies, which came out at the end of last week. Show notes are available on Talis‘ Nodalities blog. I’ve never personally associated the Dummies series with business issues, tending to think ... (more)

Tungle Goes a Long Way Toward Reducing the Pain of Scheduling Meetings

Image byTungle via CrunchBase One of the biggest drains on time, effort and motivation in this business is the hell of arranging physical and virtual meetings with clients, prospects and podcast interviewees. Few of those people are in my timezone, we have no shared Exchange or Lotus Notes to endure rely upon, and I have absolutely no control over the calendaring solution that they choose to use in managing their own time. For all I know or care, half of them might still retain secretaries with quill pens to keep their paper diaries. Over the years, I have tried a lot of tools wi... (more)

[Some of] what you need to know about the cloud for 2013

Towards the end of last year, David Linthicum and I joined GigaOM’s Adam Lesser on a skype chat to take a look back at cloud successes and failures in 2012, and forward to cloud opportunities in 2013. GigaOM released the conversation as a podcast this morning. Amazon, Rackspace, Google, OpenStack, DropBox, and more get a look-in during a wide-ranging conversation about various ways in which the cloud is shifting consumer, small business, and enterprise attitudes and behaviours. Have a listen, and let us know if you agree with our analysis and predictions for the coming year. Ima... (more)

Can the Cloud Do ‘In Perpetuity’?

Cloud computing is great, right? As a way to get something up and running quickly, affordably, and with a minimum of fuss, it can rarely be beaten. But some of the most compelling attributes of the public cloud are best suited to ephemeral or (relatively!) short-term use cases. You can spin up a cloud server in minutes. You can scale a cloud-based application to cope with the peaks and troughs of demand. You can control all of this through a web console, with no more than a credit card and a laptop. Silicon Valley, SoMa, Silicon Alley, Silicon Roundabout, Silicon Allee, Silicon Wa... (more)