There were 6 blog postings during August (2012):
Ensuring that "top down" and "bottom up" meet in the middle
A recent meeting with a company was a rare thing for an industry analyst—a meeting where there was little disagreement, bar one small area—which I will touch on later. From Quocirca’s point of view, technology for technology’s sake is a...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 1st August '12
Beating physics - latency doesn't have to be an issue.
One issue that needs to be addressed when implementing or procuring a hosted service is latency—the time it takes for a response to come back from the provider’s data centre after an action is taken out on an end user device. In the majority of...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 7th August '12
The future is all about SaaS
A business manager reading some of the more technical descriptions of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) would quickly conclude that the information on offer is not that relevant to them. He or she may note that this...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 13th August '12
Deploying advanced cyber-security intelligence
During a speech in June 2012, Jonathan Evans, the chief of the UK’s home security agency MI5, stated that it was “fighting 'astonishing' levels of cyber-attacks”. The worry is not just about the number, but the sophistication and the degree of...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 20th August '12
The highly secure cloud
Surveys by Quocirca and other research firms constantly show that “security” is THE biggest concern when it comes to making use of cloud services. Why is this and is the perception that cloud services are inherently less secure than internally...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 21st August '12
Data controllers and compliance in the cloud
Earlier in the year Quocirca was asked a surprising question, which was along these lines; “if we use a cloud-based storage service and there is a leak of personal data, who is responsible, us or them?” Make no mistake, the answer is that,...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 30th August '12
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