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Marcia Kaufman

marcia kaufman headshot 2 Square SmallMarcia Kaufman is an author, speaker, and business technology consultant, with research focusing on big data and analytics, virtualization and cloud. Marcia's full bio
I recently spoke with a CIO of a large and highly regulated organization about his company’s experiences with cloud computing. Security and compliance issues are top priorities for this CIO causing the company's leadership to move with caution into the cloud. He expects that all cloud implementations throughout the enterprise – from Software as a Service (SaaS) to Infrastructure as a Service  (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) will receive prior approval from his office. This CIO is implementing the same approach to security and compliance that he has taken with every project undertaken within the company. In other words,...
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Five Steps to Effective SOA Governance

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I will be presenting a session titled “Five Steps to Effective SOA Governance” in BrightTALK's online SOA Governance Summit on Thursday, February 25. The summit includes five webcasts on different aspects of industry best practices for SOA Governance. This summit is sponsored in association with the ITGRC Forum. Please join me for the live session by clicking on this link or check out the webcast online at BrightTALK at a later date. While I was at the IBM Pulse2010 Conference for Integrated Service Management this week, I spoke with several IBM executives about governance issues. I’ve had SOA Governance on my mind...
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I am looking forward to attending The Smart Governance Forum (23rd meeting of the IBM Data Governance Council) in California on February 1-3, where I will be a panelist for a session on Smart Governance Analytics. As my panel group started to plan for the event, I did some background research on the Council to understand more about them. What kinds of questions were Council members asking about information governance when they began meeting in 2004 and how are things different today? Have they developed best practices that would be useful to other companies working to develop an information governance strategy? Information governance...
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You say you already have a plan in place to guard your company’s data? Are you sure it has you adequately protected? While you certainly understand the need for data security – your sales challenges are tough enough without exposing your customer’s credit card information to a security breech, for example - the chances are good that in 2010 you will consider various options for improving the security of your data.  If you are going to protect your company's most valuable asset -- your data --  you will begin to view data security as a component of a more comprehensive information...
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After just returning from IBM’s Information on Demand (IOD) Conference in Las Vegas, I would like to take this opportunity to virtually whisper just one word in the ear of a current day Benjamin Braddock, “analytics”. Many businesses have spent the past 25 years or so automating and streamlining business processes in order to drive improvements in efficiency and productivity.  But now, it is becoming apparent that these businesses expect their future success will increasingly depend on how skillfully they manage, govern, and analyze information. Businesses are applying analytical techniques to business information to help reduce risk and increase the certainty...
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If you are a software developer, the chances are pretty good that you've across  IBM's developer Works. With approximately 8 million registered users this site has received a lot of use by developers looking for resources on coding, standards, and technical details on  software languages like Java or  applications like Lotus Notes.  Lots of great information, but let's face it --traditional web environments  feel a little static once you begin to use social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter.   This is why I was interested to learn about IBM''s recent introduction of My developerWorks - a transformation of developer Works...
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    global organizationvery tough market.   To be successful, this sales person went all out. The Neoview product team and BI consultants all pulled to worked with the customer to create a master plan that showed how HP could help the company with its goal of transforming its business. HP made sure to get executive sponsors in key leadership positions at the customer organization. They also brought in some of HP's top thought leaders and made sure that happy customers were available to discuss their experiences. In addition, HP leveraged its partner network (including Ab Initio, SAS, and SAP Business...
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Everyone takes for granted these days that all Web services interfaces are the same.  I hate to break the bad news to you, but they aren't.  This has not been a terrible problem when companies were using Web service interfaces for their internal use but it can cause real problems when they are trying to use these services between companies. Software and hardware vendors and system integrators have heard loud and clear from their customers that something needs to be done.  Therefore, I was pleased to see that a new organization has been formed called The Web Services Test Forum (WSTF)...
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