Jay Heiser

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Sticky Wikis

by Jay Heiser  |  December 9, 2010  |  Comments Off

Wikileaks has become the world’s most visible and newsworthy user of cloud computing.  Its current situation provides some useful enterprise lessons on the unique attributes of digital information. 1) Digital data is very fragile: Even within something as simple as a PC filesystem, a digital file doesn’t exist as a single contiguous body of information. […]

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Is privacy a government-protected human right?

by Jay Heiser  |  November 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

We are in the midst of one of humanity’s grand experiments, and it is increasingly characterized by a struggle over the control of personal data.

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Are you buying tickets for the Titanic?

by Jay Heiser  |  September 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

The Titanic was widely claimed to be unsinkable. Unfortunately, belief in its invulnerability discouraged greater attention to disaster response mechanisms. Is the availability of increasingly sophisticated cloud fault tolerance mechanisms leading us to make a similar mistake?

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