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Taking security to cloud

Cloud computing and government security considerations

02/11/2016

In the 1990's, the Clinton administration ordered that there be an airgap between all government cloud computing and the actual Internet. Their security concerns

CIO being cut out of C-suite

Long live the “new” CIO — but don’t forget the lessons from the past

We live in interesting times. The pace of change and new opportunities available by digital technologies are exciting to say...

February 4th, 2016 Gary Davenport
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How Apple’s computers fit in the enterprise

Apple makes great hardware. Known for its attention to aesthetics, from computers to phones to tablets, Apple ensures its designs...

February 3rd, 2016 Chris Lau
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Precedent needed to be sure private messages stay private

Email and texting may seem private, but we need some legal precedents to be sure. BBC news is reporting that...

February 3rd, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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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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5 ways to confront the collaboration imperative

Fifty per cent of Canadian CIOs see enterprise collaboration as a technology to have a “significant impact” over the next...

January 28th, 2016 Jim Love
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The next 5 years: possible trends in business software

During the past 25 years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Very likely, the next five years will witness...

January 28th, 2016 Robert Cordray
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The “EHR for all Ontarians” Progress Report

In 2009, amidst the numerous eHealth boondoggle stories and negative sentiment, I began writing a blog for ITWorld. In one...

January 27th, 2016 Aaron Blair
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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