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A Sheep Shot

by Jay Heiser  |  April 1, 2017  |  Comments Off on A Sheep Shot

My family often asks what I actually do at work.  This typical question from a Gartner Account Executive should clear that up:

“I have a prospective client who needs to know what other Albanian sheepherders are doing with cud computing. The shear volume of Gartner material can be difficult to harvest, so I’d appreciate some help in scrapie together our relevant research.  If ewe’ve got the time to do some rumination, it would be very helpful for the success of our sales team in Sarandë Gjirokastër.  Since the inquiry will last an entire 30 minutes, I thought you’d be able to address several related concerns:

  • What applications are Albanian ovine operations putting into the public cud?
  • What Adriatic bellwethers should they follow?
  • Does the cud have much tractor in this region, or is everyone still Balkanized?
  • Which Albanian regulations apply to the protection of flock information within the public cud?
  • Are the other data farmers only using Albanian CSPs, or will they accept feed from Macedonia or Bulgaria?
  • Can we store all our data on our web farm without pasteurizing it?
  • Do you recommend LAN chops?
  • Should they take a hybrid approach?
  • What are the best of breed for security?
  • What can we do about cybercrooks?

The prospect needs very specific answers relevant to their industry and region, and they need it tomorrow, April 1, when they expect to be in range of a cell tower.  Any further fodder for thought would be extremely helpful in enabling our field team to ram this one home.”


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Category: cloud-computing  

Tags: cloud-computing-security  cloud-risks  clouds  

Jay Heiser
Research VP
6 years at Gartner
24 years IT industry

Jay Heiser is a research vice president specializing in the areas of SaaS and public cloud risk and control. Current research areas include SaaS governance, cloud provider transparency and digital business risks.Read Full Bio

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