Defining the Cloud Empowered Enterprise: Key Steps to Business Agility and Innovation

Transformation is alive and well across global enterprises.  From government services to financials to entertainment, the way that we consume, pay for and enjoy products and services is changing rapidly.  It is well understood that companies need to evolve quickly in order to stay ahead of the competition and IT must be a key business enabler to make that happen. Read More

Disproving Myths of Big Data

At a recent conference, I heard a dozen speakers interchangeably refer to big data as “e-commerce” or “digital marketing”. Those are components of big data, but the terms should not be used interchangeably. Unstructured big data refers to information in the cloud, including e-commerce, digital marketing, geo-spacial information, RFID, mobile offers, video, mobile wallets and payments, comments, tweets, NFC (Near Field Communication), blogs, “likes”, schematics, photos, infographics, clicks, QR codes, online searches and much more. Structured big data mostly refers to internal data, including shipments, manufacturing, orders, inventory, CRM, promotions, POS, forecasts, spreadsheets, syndicated data, etc. Read More

Threat Modeling for rearchitecting Security in Cloud Computing

Co-Authors: Dr. Wolf Zimmer / Otto-Sven Gliesche

Everything in a cloud is at scale, resource admission, resource authentication and authorization, resource scheduling and availability and the use of inter-cloud resources. Cloud service providers deploy amounts of infrastructure to capture economies at scale. Thus, cloud security space is still evolving, as well as the technology to implement the clouds and it cannot be overlooked that cloud technology moves faster than cloud security. Read More

Is Enterprise IT Falling Behind?

We see it every day.  Today’s highly interconnected customers, industry ecosystems and cloud computing platforms are pushing the business centre of gravity outside of the walls of the firm.  Although effective internal company systems, processes and value chains will always be essential, today’s successful firms need to harness the skills, capabilities and passions of the external marketplace.  This is what we mean by becoming more outside-in. Read More

Multidisziplinäre Kompetenz aufbauen, statt Burggräben zu vertiefen

Die Diskussion um IT-Sicherheit ist seit einigen Monaten geprägt von der Idee, “deutsche Kabel in deutscher Erde zu verbuddeln”. Auch wenn das nach Blut-und-Boden-Rhetorik klingt, ist diese Idee als psychologische Reaktion auf die Snowden-Enthüllungen verständlich. Leider erhöht sie unsere Sicherheit nicht, sondern gefährdet diese. Read More

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