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“Last year the decision was finally made to mandate Agile across our enterprise. The decision was taken, even though there were many unanswered questions. The assumption was that forcing the migration, along with adoption of popular “enterprise Agile methods” would ensure resolution of the outstanding questions. In practice, Agile methods have been very effective in delivering specific digital business initiatives. But almost inevitably the distribution and delegation of architecture has resulted in duplication, inconsistency and increased complexity, across all project types including legacy and new projects. We are now concerned that we no longer have an effective governance capability. The question is how do we fix this without losing the undoubted benefits of Agile methods?“ Enterprise Architect, F2000 company. Over the past few months I have heard this message ... (more)

Security's Rough Ride: Put On Your Virtual Life Vests!

I know I’ve said this before but it sure seems like almost daily there is a security breach somewhere.  Over the years, the thought process has changed from prevent all attacks to, it is inevitable that we will be breached.  The massive number of attacks occurring daily makes it a statistical reality.  Now organizations are looking for the right solution (both technology and practice) to quickly detect a breach, stop it, identify what occurred and what data may have been compromised.  Over the last couple of days various entities have had their security breached. As you are prob... (more)

Perforce Joins Linux Foundation, Increases Commitment to Open Source Collaboration

Enterprise Version Management Leader Underscores Its Support for Linux in the Enterprise WOKINGHAM, UK (January 30, 2013) - Perforce Software today announced it has joined the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux - the renowned open source operating system. This membership is part of a continued commitment by Perforce to encourage collaborative software development on both sides of the firewall. Dedicated to supporting developers in the environments they want to use, Perforce recently released Perforce Git Fusion, which improve... (more)

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Cloud Controls Matrix, Version 3.0

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to address changes in cloud security risks since the release of the CSA's seminal guidance domain, "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing version 3.0" while making strides towards closer harmonization of the two. Having drawn from industry-accepted security standards, regulati... (more)

Integration Concerns No Barrier to Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control, today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565 respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009. Data from the recently complet... (more)

Hybrid Clouds: Private vs. Public, Revisited

We’ve written extensively about the benefits of hybrid clouds, since it’s a core part of our founding vision at CloudSwitch.  For most of this past year, the cloud market has been focused on defining the differences between public and private clouds and weighing the costs and benefits. Slowly the conversation has shifted to what we believe is the central axiom of cloud: it’s not all or nothing on-premise or in an external cloud; it’s the ability to federate across multiple pools of resources, matching application workloads to their most appropriate infrastructure environments. T... (more)