Articles By Don Sheppard

Cloud computing

Discovering clouds and other things

Discovering and finding things these days seems to be getting harder (perhaps because I keep losing everything!).  Both “clouds” and...

May 3rd, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Milestones in IT: Apple at 40

A recent story about Apple being 40 years old on April 1st caught my eye. And here’s another one listing...

April 5th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Apple, the FBI, and why security is the final frontier

Security and privacy have been in the news again -- especially around the Apple vs. FBI iPhone unlocking case -- but...

March 30th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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An outsider’s observations on Apple vs. The FBI

Most people following the business news have heard about the Apple versus FBI case, which is about gaining access to...

March 17th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Tracking emerging IT standards

Last month I posted an update on ISO standards for cloud computing, and mentioned that other organizations are also involved...

March 10th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Charting the course for digital IT

Is it just me or has IT technology suddenly become much more complicated, and possibly riskier, than it was even...

March 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Is software really eating the world?

Marc Andreessen of Mosaic, Netscape fame and an investor in many well-known Internet companies, stated in a New York Times...

February 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Cloud computing standards update (ISO JTC1/SC38)

My last update on the progress of cloud standardization in the ISO was April 2014, so I’m overdue for another...

February 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Introducing the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture

In October of 2015, the IT4IT Forum, which is a part of the Open Group, published Version 2.0 of its...

January 26th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Technology is an over-used word

Do you think that technology is an over-used word? The IT industry is replete with terms that are either poorly...

January 11th, 2016 Don Sheppard