Sourya Biswas

Principal Security Consultant at NCC Group 13+ years of experience in Client Engagement, Business Development, Project Management and Management Consulting in the Information Security & Risk Management and IT Strategy domains. 250+ articles on Cloud Computing, technical editor of a reputed textbook. MBA (double major in Consulting & Business Leadership) on full scholarship from Notre Dame, Bachelor's engineering degree in Information Technology from a top 10 engineering institute in India. Professional certifications include the CISSP, CISM, PMP, PSM and several ITIL Intermediates.

How One City Embraced Virtualization As The Key To Success

By Sourya Biswas | June 14, 2013

How One City Embraced Virtualization as the Key to Success “The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”                                                                                                –  Daniel P. Moynihan (1927-2003), American politician. You won’t normally associate government with speedy decision-making,

SAP Migration To The Public Cloud

Leading The Analytics Charge

By Sourya Biswas | June 5, 2013

CloudCheckr Over the past few years, there has been an explosive growth in cloud computing, mainly due to the cost efficiencies of its pay-as-you-go model as compared to legacy IT. However, many companies that have migrated to the cloud have

IBM Makes Deal “Fashionable” With L’Oréal Deal

By Sourya Biswas | May 15, 2013

NEWS: IBM L’Oréal Deal “It is wiser to find out than to suppose.”                                                               – Mark Twain (1835-1910), legendary author and humorist. There was once a time when businesses were done through intelligence guesswork – you guessed what your customers would

Virtualization: Benefit From The Online VMware Forum

By Sourya Biswas | March 29, 2013

Virtualization: Benefit From The Online VMware Forum 2013   We live in a cynical world, hard-wired to suspect anything that is offered for free. However, one thing that you should never balk at is free education. And if that education

Get Real Benefits From Virtualization

By Sourya Biswas | March 14, 2013

Online VMware Forum 2013: Get Real Benefits from Virtualization “Virtual” is usually a poor substitute for “real” – would you prefer playing Guitar Hero instead of rocking on stage? However, there’s one field where “virtual” can actually be better than

Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge

By Sourya Biswas | October 2, 2012

Cloud Collaboration The Power of Me We “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork

Collaboration Clouds: The Logical Next Step To Cloud Computing

By Sourya Biswas | August 14, 2012

Collaboration Clouds “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For those who follow basketball, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the rest, here are the basic facts. Jordan holds the

Cloud To Join The Search For The God Particle

By Sourya Biswas | May 21, 2012

The God Particle Ever since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, went active in 2008, speculation has been rife that the elusive Higgs boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that should explain why fundamental particles

The Cloud Broker

How The Cloud Broker Can Help Your Business

By Sourya Biswas | May 9, 2012

Hiring A Cloud Broker The dictionary defines a “broker” as “a person who functions as an intermediary between two or more parties in negotiating agreements, bargains, or the like.” Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, have

“Waiting For Cloud Standards Is Like Waiting For Godot”

By Sourya Biswas | April 16, 2012

Waiting For Godot The title of this post comes from one of the more interesting comments made during the Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be

(Super)computing On the Cloud

By Sourya Biswas | January 9, 2012

Supercomputing On the Cloud $1279 an hour – seems a lot to hire a computer, right? What if it’s a supercomputer capable of performing 240 trillion calculations per second, or 240 teraflops (a flop is the acronym for floating point

Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen)

By Sourya Biswas | September 27, 2011

Interview: Mr. Avinoam Nowogrodski – CEO & Co-Founder (Clarizen) Avinoam brings over 20 years of experience in sales, engineering and business management positions to Clarizen. Avinoam co-founded Clarizen with the vision to simplify the way companies manage their projects. Prior

Alibaba returns to growth with revenue up 51% to $13.9 billion

Alibaba returns to growth with revenue up 51% to $13.9 billion

It’s business as usual for Alibaba after the Chinese e-commerce giant bounced back from a lackluster Q3 — which saw its ...
Apple insider

Apple’s self-driving car could have wide-opening doors, light-based privacy system

Doors are an important element in the design of a car, as they not only are functional in allowing people ...
China says it’s created a facial recognition app for pandas

China says it’s created a facial recognition app for pandas

Researchers from the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas have developed an app that could recognize individual pandas ...
Cybersecurity professionals are no match for cyber-adversaries

Cybersecurity professionals are no match for cyber-adversaries

Cybersecurity professionals are paranoid by nature. That’s not a bad thing; it’s a job requirement. We want our cybersecurity team ...
Reviewing Forrester’s 2019 New Tech Predictions — How’d We Do So Far?

Reviewing Forrester’s 2019 New Tech Predictions — How’d We Do So Far?

Back in November, Forrester outlined its 2019 predictions for a set of hot emerging technologies. We identified which markets were ...