Articles By Don Sheppard

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A hype cycle for the cloud chasm

I’ve been thinking about adoption rates and use cases for cloud computing, particularly here in Canada.  My goal is to...

September 3rd, 2014 Don Sheppard

The NIST cloud computing program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a developer of standards for the U.S. government.  According to their...

July 8th, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security,...

July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard

Cloud-in-depth for data security and protection

What do we mean by cloud security?  In my opinion, there are various answers to this question, depending on your...

May 21st, 2014 Don Sheppard

Changing of the IT guard

It occurred to me the other day that we are in the middle of a changing of the guard in...

May 1st, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Is this the cloud computing end game?

For some organizations, start-ups in particular, cloud computing will be the only IT game in town. Given the choice between...

April 23rd, 2014 Don Sheppard

Cloud computing standards update – ISO JTC1/SC38

I last wrote about the cloud computing standards work of ISO/JTC1/SC38, which is the ISO committee concerned with distributed application...

April 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Innovations in banking are coming

With all the paradigm shifts occurring in the world of ICT – specifically social networks, mobility, big data and cloud...

April 1st, 2014 Don Sheppard
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Apple’s security flaw – an isolated incident?

The news of the security flaw in Apple’s SSL/TLS implementation was reported in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business...

February 28th, 2014 Don Sheppard

The transformation to cloud computing

It wasn’t so long ago that mainframes were being called legacy and distributed servers (or data centres full of them)...

February 26th, 2014 Don Sheppard