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September 25, 2010

Establishing a Data-Centric Approach to Encryption

Author Marcia Kaufma, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by Voltage Security Many data breaches occur at companies that already have a data security policy in place. While some of the millions of stolen credit card numbers have been easily lifted from unsuspecting companies with unprotected data, an increasing number of companies implement data security technology […]

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September 15, 2010

The Journey to Cloud Computing: from experimentation to business reality

Authors Judith Hurwitz, PresidentMarcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by IBM Insight into the journey to enterprise cloud computing from a quality of service perspective. Many companies have initially looked to virtualization to drive higher utilization of IT resources, lower capital expenses, and enable the scalability required to support business growth. These companies have […]

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June 15, 2010

Cashing in on the Cloud

I have been spending quite a bit of time these days at Cloud Computing events. Some of these events, like the Cloud Camps are wonderful opportunities for customers, vendors, consulted, and interested parties to exchange ideas in a very interactive format. If you haven’t been to one I strongly recommend them.  Dave Nielsen who is […]

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May 14, 2010

What about Analytics in Social Media monitoring?

Fern Halper is a partner at Hurwitz & Associates. She is a renowned expert on analytics and information management. She is a frequent speaker at analytics events and a well known consultant and commentator.  I am pleased that Fern is contributing to my blog. By Fern Halper I was speaking to a client the other […]

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May 10, 2010

Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services?

Marcia Kaufman, COO and Partner at Hurwitz & Associates has joined my blog as a collaborator. Marcia has great insights into compliance, governance, and security in the cloud. 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 […]

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May 10, 2010

Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services?

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 […]

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May 3, 2010

The lock-in risks of Software as a Service

I started thinking a lot about software as a service environments and what this really means to customers.  I was talking to a CIO of a medium sized company the other day. His company is a customer of a major SaaS vendor (he didn’t want me to name the company). In the beginning things were […]

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