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Corporate Cyber-Sabotage: The Six-Phased Enterprise Assessment Framework When the Tsunami of system failures paralyzes your organization from a coordinated cyber-attack, it's too late for the CEO to think your organization can "get through this event." It's too late. Too many top executives and futurists are giddy about what the future holds with the "Internet of Things" and the growth of technology-based applications cutting across many, if not all, industries. Few are talking about reinforcing corporate systems as well as hardening facilities and mission critical applications to withstand cyber-sabotage and EMP attacks because few, if any, are even qualified to assess that area of their enterprise (see Intelligent Infrastructure Destruction: Cyber Attacks). Many still talk about having "Disaster Recovery" plans. That isn't good enough in the era of 21st century int... (more)

Cloud Computing Synchronicity By @JamesCarlini | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud Computing Synchronicity: Timing Is Everything Today, more enterprises are looking at cloud-based solutions. What is still missing is the ability to "sync up" transactions coming from various outbound originations to a single destination. What is necessary is Cloud Transaction Synchronicity ©. There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. We have seen numerous articles on new services that are being touted like SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Cloud Transaction Synchronicity © is the ability to h... (more)

Are Your Cloud Computing Platforms Obsolete?

Every cloud computing platform that is being sold today will be obsolete prematurely unless they can retrofit them with a single-source timing device. If cloud computing is going to be as pervasive tomorrow as some sales executives have hyped them, the need for a more sophisticated platform has to be fulfilled today. It's not enough to tweak some components or put some functions like I/O on the chip. That will definitely help performance, but we are not looking at just shaving off some latency when it comes to financial and other mission-critical applications. Clocking needs to ... (more)

The Five Rules of Cloud Computing Litigation

“Once you get into Cloud Computing and past the glossy euphemisms, you better watch out for the real rocks in the road,” observes James Carlini. “Cloud computing is the major approach that most organizations should be adapting for their applications in this new era of mobile computing.” You have all read the ads and the articles that hype it, along with all the overnight experts that tout how they know that Cloud Computing is the universal solution for today’s and tomorrow’s organizations. Now, let’s get back on the ground and understand what some of the real potholes and obstac... (more)

Cloud Transaction Synchronicity

High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and secret algorithms have become the new competitive strategy in today's global financial industry. The faster traders can turn around trades, the faster they can get in and out of quick markets and short time pockets of opportunity. Having accurate records of when a transaction occurs is critical as to processing the trade and valuating the transaction. There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. New services that are being touted are things like SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service),... (more)