Guy Bunker's Blog
In the last couple of weeks of 2008, IT departments and CIOs need to think
carefully about the cloud and how it can be used within their organizations -
ahead of the business units. Develop, distribute and educate staff on
policies around Information Protection and data loss prevention. Put a
process together to rapidly respond to requests for new services which live
in the cloud.
We live in uncertain economic times where money is tough… but the cloud and
more importantly, services within the cloud appears to offer value for money.
You pay for what you use and so on. But… will this lead to chaos?
A decade or so ago the likes of PC World started to make a big impact on
business computing. You could nip down there in the lunch break and buy a
wireless router or a printer, pop back to the office and have it all
connected up to the corporate network. Hu... (more)
Symantec Security Response has identified yet another two web browser
attacks, one on Microsoft Internet Explorer and the other on Firefox. Two
weeks ago we reported the Microsoft Video Streaming Active X control
vulnerability, which can be exploited mostly through the older but still
widely used versions of Internet Explorer ...
It is interesting how some companies define an acceptable disaster recovery
strategy. I met with a bank in Saudi Arabia recently who explained to me that
they need to implement a complete DR plan in the next 4 months (!) from
scratch. When I asked them to describe what needed ...
Just a quick reminder that it's the Cloud Computing Expo next week in Prague
and my session is on The Darker Sides of Cloud Computing: Security and
Availability. Cloud computing is definitely the buzzword for 2009 and so it
will be great to hear other peoples' opinions along with some ...
SANs, NAS, iSCSI, virtualization, in-band, out-of-band, the terminology seems
never ending when it comes to storage and what's worse, no one will tell you
what's best. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The advent of SANs and the
introduction of new technology has increased the number of options available,
but there are no clear guidelines as to which one to use and when. There
isn't a silver bullet or golden configuration that is good for everyone; the
solution has to be tailored to the specific environment. But all is not lost.
There has been a lot written about storage and s... (more)