I'm a IT management consultant. I began my career in railways and banks after which I took up the consulting challenge! I try to keep in touch with a lot of different I&IT topics but I'm usually working in areas that involve service management and procurement. I'm into developing ISO standards, current in the area of cloud computing (ISO JTC1/SC38). I'm also starting to get more interested in networking history, so I guess I'm starting to look backwards as well as forwards! My homepage is http://www.concon.com but I am found more here.
In a previous blog I suggested cloud computing could be defined using standardized characteristics. This is a “black box” approach in which we describe what we observe externally without knowing what’s “under the
A definition for cloud computing, despite it having been with us for many years (some say back to the 1960s), seems to be fairly elusive. The U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Information technology seems to progress in waves, with each new wave replacing (or at least extending) the previous generation of systems. Most people would agree that cloud computing is the newest of these waves,
On October 23/24, 2013 I attended the Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit in Toronto, organized by The Strategy Institute. The conference, which included speakers from the UK, USA, Canada and Spain, was divided into
We appear to be moving into an era where ICT is "software-defined" and typically offered "as a Service." This is especially true for enterprise networks although the concept can be extended to computing,