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Good Survey of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 1

I wish I could handle MAC, but I’ve been a PC guy since abandoning Unix (not Linux) in 1995. Because MAC OS X is based on Unix, I would like to move my computing platform there some day. That won’t be an easy task, never mind the additional investment on hardware. However, iPhone and iPad […]

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Impacts of Regulations on Data Center Operations

Impacts of Regulations on Data Center Operations

At the recent Motivated to Influence Data Center Conference in San Francisco, there was a session titled, Will Regulation and European Standards on Energy and Carbon Efficiency Create an Inflection Point for the US Data Center Industry? There has been a lot of discussion about how to regulate data centers and their operations, because they […]

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New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

This continues the discussion of the interview of Tim Crawford by Andrew Dailey of MGI Research at the recent Teladata Technology Convergence Conference. As before, I have summarized what was discussed and injected my comments and thoughts triggered by their Q&A. It was simple in the enterprise world. There was a main business organization with […]

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What 2011 Holds in Store for Your GRC Program – Five Predictions

It’s certainly not news that 2010 has been a tough year for organizations looking to establish and maintain an effective GRC program as they face the ongoing challenges of balancing GRC obligations with budget and resource constraints. In 2011, as the number of applicable regulations and standards increase and organizations look to protect themselves against […]

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“Compliance” setting your whole security strategy is wrong….

We’ve talked quite a bit about PCI DSS compliance here. Generally, we’ve looked at what is going wrong, what can go wrong and from there, what organisations should be considering to do it better. Looking at it from a slightly different perspective here but not wholly new either – we’ve touched on and skirted around […]

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The Green IT Perspective on Data Centers, Cloud Computing, and Sustainability

As 2009 draws to a close, I would like to ponder each element in the title of this blog. The information sources are my blog posts and others’. I will talk about data center market trends in this blog and treat the rest of the subjects later. Regulatory pressure on data centers The U.S. House […]

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How to Automatically Ensure Military Aerospace Software Meets Quality and Compliance Requirements

Gain insight into how to successfully overcome strict compliance and testing requirements, and increasing demand for increasingly complex functionality with Coverity software integrity products for organizations with zero tolerance policies for software failures and security breaches. Results summarized alongside Deloitte, VDC Research, and other studies.

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Is Your Sarbanes-Oxley Certification Sound?

Please help us in welcoming T.Rob as our first contributor to the Tek-Tips blog. Please see our blog post to learn more about T.Rob and his expertise in all things WebSphere MQ. My Premise Some time ago, I worked for a school board in Florida.   One interesting aspect of that job was that the projects […]

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