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.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government. According to their website, their mission is: “From the smart electric power grid and electronic health
Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality. They cite the “ities” – security, customizability, longevity, quality, reliability and others – as being key inhibitors to adoption
For some organizations, start-ups in particular, cloud computing will be the only IT game in town. Given the choice between acquiring, installing and operating a data centre full of equipment and buying public
I last wrote about the cloud computing standards work of ISO/JTC1/SC38, which is the ISO committee concerned with distributed application platforms and services, back in October of 2013. Here’s an update. The final
With all the paradigm shifts occurring in the world of ICT – specifically social networks, mobility, big data and cloud computing – there can be little doubt that traditional institutions such as banking
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