I am talking a lot about Cloud Security. There are a few observations I made:
Even though a lot of people are talking about the Cloud, there is still not too much knowledge about it. What is a private Cloud versus a public Cloud? What is Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Application . . . → Read More: Security Considerations in a Private Cloud
Back at the times of outsourcing, there was real tension between IT and the business. Internal IT had the “comfortable” position of having a monopoly: The business used the internal IT and basically just had to pay the bill. Then times came, where the business was not satisfied anymore. That basically started with the time . . . → Read More: Does the business really hate IT?
One of the things which surprises me often, when talking to customers is, that they do not know, when certain (key) products run out of support – and therefore no security updates will be shipped.
You should include the following dates in your plans:
Windows XP Home: Mainstream support ended 4/14/2009 Windows XP Professional: Extended . . . → Read More: Windows Lifecycle and Support
Wow, I guess the reason for you clicking on the link is this statement – right? Well, “unfortunately” I cannot claim ownership of it. It was made by a Google representative during an interview in Australia: Google: Who cares where your data is?
To me, the whole Cloud discussion sometimes drives into interesting directions. I . . . → Read More: Who cares where your data is?
Quite a while ago, I blogged about the File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2:
File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure:More content
In my opinion, this is an interesting tool, built in to your server platform.
Now, we just published a paper about how we use this File Classification . . . → Read More: How Microsoft Uses File Classification Infrastructure
We often talk about consumerization of IT. The advantages are huge – and so are the risks.
The key challenge is, that we increasingly started to rely on devices built for consumers to safeguard our company’s – or even worse our country’s – secrets. Consumerization is huge and makes a lot of sense from a . . . → Read More: The Risks of Consumerization of IT