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Quake demonstrates value of old technology

by Jay Heiser  |  August 25, 2011

Tuesday afternoon, I was using my cell phone on a conference call when my chair started hopping up and down.  I never lost my phone connections, but text messages were...

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Are you the SaaS Scapegoat?

by Jay Heiser  |  July 5, 2011

I get a never-ending stream of questions that usually amounts to something like "What control tasks do I need to do to be sure that this SaaS service we are...

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Yes, Virginia, there are single points of failure

by Jay Heiser  |  May 30, 2011

The Commonwealth of Virginia has recently announced that they have settled up with their service provider, Northrup Grumman, over an incident last year that apparently brought down 3/4 of state...

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Diversity is nature's way of managing portfolio risk

by Jay Heiser  |  May 9, 2011

Is it really possible that a single attack can simultaneously impact 100,000,000 people?  Multi-tenancy truly gives new significance to old concerns about monoculture risk. The IT security community has long...

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Butterfly Wings and Nuclear Bombs

by Jay Heiser  |  May 6, 2011

Both Google and Amazon have recently experienced software failures that led to prolonged downtime. This downtime wasn't due to a hardware failure, it wasn't due to natural disasters,  or terrorist...

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Sticky Wikis

by Jay Heiser  |  December 9, 2010

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...

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