Author Archives: Steve Prentice

IoT: Connected Manufacturing Leads To Service as a Product

IoT: Connected Manufacturing Leads To Service as a Product

Connected Manufacturing A car is driven back to its home garage for the night, and its data port is plugged in. Then, some exciting things happen. First off, the car sends diagnostic information back to the manufacturer to cross-check against any systems that require repair, maintenance, or replacement. The manufacturer then downloads a selection of…

The Lurking Threat Called Passivity

The Lurking Threat Called Passivity

The Lurking Threat What is lurking inside your company’s systems that is making them vulnerable to attack? Hacking, phishing and other types of attacks are often considered to be externally driven, with gangs of anonymous hackers operating from halfway around the world using Internet connections to break in and wreak havoc. But surprisingly, a significant…

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

The Social Data Cloud One of the most amazing attributes of the cloud and its related technologies is its sheer openness. New companies and ventures spring up daily, fueled, in some cases, by one single good idea. They launch first and then seek out operating capital through angels or crowdfunding afterward. This is a whole…

Hybridization: The Executive Roundtable

Hybridization: The Executive Roundtable

Hybridization When discussing migration to the cloud, the use of hybrid cloud and all other cloud-related issues, people generally place the focus on the technology itself. What sometimes gets overlooked is the group of individuals who are — or at least, should be — responsible for the precise and successful integration of cloud into a…

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Cloud Security Challenge The use of the term “cloud” to describe global, offsite, computing and storage technology is apt for a number of reasons; not all of them good. The metaphor succeeds largely when people visualize their data hovering over their heads, no longer tied to a single location, and consequently easy to access…

Competing Cloud Security Demands Call For Credentialed Professionals

Competing Cloud Security Demands Call For Credentialed Professionals

Cloud Security Demands Call For Credentialed Professionals It is not possible to stare with absolute clarity into the future. None of us has a crystal ball. But there is certainty in knowing that the path to progress on which our future lies curves steeply upwards. Gordon Moore originated a concept, now called Moore’s Law, in…