Articles By Don Sheppard

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Personal clouds

It seems as if almost everything is being called a cloud these days. One of the more recent ideas is the “Personal...

November 18th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Cloud computing and device problems

The other day I had a problem with my iPhone -- a 4S, with 64GB running iOS 8.1 -- so...

November 14th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Web publishing as a service

As cloud computing matures and evolves, almost everything IT-related is a target for “as a Service” delivery, from the most...

October 27th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Technology predictions for the coming year

Last month I went to the CANARIE conference in Toronto to hear Duncan Stewart, director of technology at Deloitte Canada, present...

October 20th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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A hype cycle for the cloud chasm

I’ve been thinking about adoption rates and use cases for cloud computing, particularly here in Canada.  My goal is to...

September 3rd, 2014 Don Sheppard
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The NIST cloud computing program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government.  According to their...

July 8th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security,...

July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Cloud-in-depth for data security and protection

What do we mean by cloud security?  In my opinion, there are various answers to this question, depending on your...

May 21st, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Changing of the IT guard

It occurred to me the other day that we are in the middle of a changing of the guard in...

May 1st, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Is this the cloud computing end game?

For some organizations, start-ups in particular, cloud computing will be the only IT game in town. Given the choice between...

April 23rd, 2014 Don Sheppard