INSA, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, is a group of professionals from academia, industry and government who seek to enhance innovation, discussion, debate and progress on key national security issues. I've been involved as a member for years and get the pleasure of interacting with folks from a wide swath of the community. One of the many services INSA … [Read more...] about Melissa Hathaway speaks at Intelligence and National Security Alliance
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory is working on a definition of cloud computing (version 14 of their working draft is on their site and is looking great). Like other NIST efforts they have taken a collaborative/collegial approach in building this definition. You can find the full definition at the NIST Computer … [Read more...] about What is Cloud Computing: I'm forming up on the NIST view
One of my favorite examinations of the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is Tom Berray's The_Role_of_the_CTO_Four Models for success If you are an enterprise CTO or any technologist looking for career context I strongly recommend it to you for its situational awareness and context. Tom writes of CTOs in four models: The Infrastructure Manager The Big … [Read more...] about The Role of the CTO: Four Models for Success
The importance of cloud computing was a significant theme at this week's Government 2.0 Summit Two of the most influential people in the cloud computing market -- Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman -- talked today at the Gov 2.0 Summit about cloud computing's high potential as a cheaper, better way of delivering IT resources. Such … [Read more...] about Gov 2.0: Cloud Computing As Government Panacea
I've mentioned before that I run my small business, Crucial Point LLC, primarily by leveraging cloud computing capabilities. With this post I'll mention a book that helped me do that: Google Apps: The Missing Manual. This book does a great job at capturing the core functionality of Google Apps. However, no book can keep up with the capabilities and features of the Google Apps … [Read more...] about Google Apps: The Missing Manual
We are almost at Christmas, and a lot of people don't know what to buy their loved ones this season. Do not worry, we here at CTOvision have provided you with a list of items that will be certain to bring joy to your loved ones this holiday season. 1) New non-3D LCD/LED TV. New HDTVs have gotten extremely inexpensive. 32" LCD TVs are down to about $300 dollars, super thin … [Read more...] about 5 Tech Toys for this Holiday Season
Last week Amazon announced a new cloud-based, consumer-oriented service offering called Amazon Cloud Drive. According to the company, the Cloud Drive is “your hard drive in the cloud.” It will allow users to store “music, videos, photos and documents online and access them from anywhere.” Cloud Drive let people store up to five gigabytes of music, photos, videos and … [Read more...] about Is Amazon's Cloud Drive Ready for the Enterprise?