Allan Leinwand

Who Leads Digital Transformation? Historically, It Was The CIO

By Allan Leinwand | January 22, 2018

Who Leads Digital Transformation? On my way to the office last week, I was stopped at a stoplight that only allowed three cars through before turning red again. The red and the green seemed to fight for control. In my

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

By Allan Leinwand | November 7, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, who went from a destitute, illegitimate child in the British West Indies to become the mastermind behind the

Server-less Computing Necessitates A Significant Mind Shift

By Allan Leinwand | August 24, 2017

Server-less is More The author of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Robert Browning, is one of my favorite English poets. He is credited with the phrase “less is more.” Often the phrase “less is more” means that simplicity is what

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | June 22, 2017

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl Enterprises are shifting to a cloud-first footing. That’s no secret. But just as companies and their IT teams are getting used to the idea of going to the cloud, now they need to anticipate—and lay

Adopting An Industry-Wide Red Line Movement

By Allan Leinwand | April 19, 2017

Red Line Movement Recently, I’ve been calling for an industry-wide adoption of the red line philosophy to help with the balance of features and quality in cloud application development. It seems that everyone has the idea that if they don’t

The Unintended – and Intended – Consequences of Cloud Data Sovereignty

By Allan Leinwand | March 9, 2017

Cloud Data Sovereignty It seems that everything has unintended consequences – whether positive or negative. Intended consequences are those that are chosen. Unintended consequences are forced upon us. The consequences surrounding data sovereignty regulations are no different. The adoption of

Scale Matters in the Enterprise Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | January 30, 2017

The Enterprise Cloud What used to be an unknown and mysterious term, “the cloud” is now a common and mostly understood technology. At the most basic level, consumers see the cloud as a place where their photos are backed up

Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

By Allan Leinwand | January 4, 2017

Reaching For The Stars People who know me know that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I recently had the opportunity to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While I won’t give any spoilers away for the few who

Transparency in the Cloud and the Lack Thereof

By Allan Leinwand | November 7, 2016

Cloud Transparency The enterprise cloud is changing the way we do things from our day jobs, to social media, entertainment, and everyday interactions. While many of today’s enterprises are leading the way to complete digital transformation, one concern they often have

Battle of the Clouds: Multi-Instance vs. Multi-Tenant Architecture

By Allan Leinwand | September 29, 2016

Multi-Instance vs. Multi-Tenant Architecture  The cloud is part of everything we do. It’s always there backing up our data, pictures, and videos. To many, the cloud is considered to be a newer technology. However, cloud services actually got their start

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security

By CloudTweaks

NSA Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

By Rajesh Raman

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations,

Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Collaboration

5 Best Practices For Implementing Cloud Collaboration

By Christian Buckley

Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Collaboration Over the past decade, the momentum for enterprise collaboration has shifted from the building of massive intranet solutions, usually developed and maintained by internal IT organizations, toward more flexible and cost-effective cloud-based collaboration platforms.

A Smart Data Approach to Assurance in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

By CloudTweaks

Smart Data Microsoft and Amazon both reported significant growth in their cloud businesses recently. Revenue for Microsoft’s Azure increased by a staggering 98 percent in the three months ending December 31st 2017, and market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) saw

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

By Guha Ramasubramanian

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other

My Fascination with Amazon Go

By Ken Tsai

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines have stretched around the block to try the new, “no-line” experience. It’s the new topic of water cooler, coffee shop,

The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization

By Gavin Hill

The Great Arms Race For Security Since its infancy in the early seventies when the first computer virus was created, the malware and anti-malware business has grown into multi-billion dollar industries. No longer are script kiddies creating malware for notoriety,

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

By CloudTweaks

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply.

Minna Wang

Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

By Minna Wang

Student Collaboration Arguably one of society’s most important functions, teaching can still seem antiquated at times. Many schools still function similarly to how they did five or 10 years ago, which is surprising considering the amount of technical innovation we’ve

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM

By Jim Kane

SharePoint And ECM Pioneer enterprise content management systems like SharePoint can help in take up your business to the next level, but only if you use them correctly Here are seven things you need to know about this leading web

Matthew Cleaver

Dispelling the Myths of Cloud Solutions for the Small Business

Dispelling the Myths of Cloud Solutions As a business leader, migrating to the cloud can be overwhelming due to the ...
How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% ...
Data Analytics and Human Heuristics: How to Avoid Making Poor Decisions

Data Analytics and Human Heuristics: How to Avoid Making Poor Decisions

The “hot hand,” a metaphor applied frequently to the game of basketball, is the idea that a basketball shooter, after ...
Why Open Source Technology is the Key to Any Collaboration Ecosystem

Why Open Source Technology is the Key to Any Collaboration Ecosystem

Open Source Collaboration Ecosystem Open source – software whose source code is public and can be modified or shared freely ...
Infosec thought leaders

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put ...
Leading Multicloud Strategies

Solving the Complexities of Leading Multicloud Strategies

Leading Multicloud Strategies To avoid the dreaded cloud lock-in, many organizations are now managing multiple clouds to service their business ...
Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Taking The DevOps Dive The Gartner IT Glossary defines DevOps as “…a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery ...
How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

Machine Learning Quantifies Trust Bottom Line: By enabling enterprises to scale security with user behavior-based, contextual intelligence, Next-Gen Access strategies are ...
Tesla is Worth More Than Ford or GM. Is this the Automakers iPhone Moment?

Tesla is Worth More Than Ford or GM. Is this the Automakers iPhone Moment?

The Automakers iPhone Moment Remember Blackberry? How about Nokia or Motorola? Vaguely you say. Will we one day state the ...
Want to dip your toe into the cloud? Challenges of a Large Migration

Want to dip your toe into the cloud? Challenges of a Large Migration

Challenges of a Large Migration Migrating to the cloud can be a daunting task. First you have to go through ...