October 2015

paper, rock, security

Sends email to IT with security details IT emails back with User/Password Changes password to a pass phrase Too long pass phrase Changes back to a random password…

you also need an opensource strategy

Not all companies produce software and from those that do, not all make them available as opensource projects. Closed source and IP is still considered a form of…

europe weird wide world

From the same guys that brought you a mobile roaming free Europe, now they say that you should have a fast and slow lane to the internet. And…

oracle has a cloud

Oracle had yesterday (Sunday, yes) its Oracle OpenWorld and Larry keynote was on late night here in London – for everyone’s standards… … and it felt like this:…

cloud versioning

As you might’ve noticed by now, we don’t have the cloud versioning thing as we had in the silly web times (1.0, 2.0, 3.0…) or as we still…

about passwords

XKCD nailed it quite well. “I don’t care about passwords, honestly” is more stronger than “[email protected]$vv0rDs” For the record, if you have a phrase like the one about…

when a CEO says its company was hacked

It’s all over the news;Ā TalkTalk was hacked.Ā We’re talking about customers personal information and bank details. So, pretty much their core business – not core function, as it still…

the economy of cloud scale

We all know by nowĀ that AWS is massive not just on cloud capabilities, but also infrastructure wise and withĀ revenue + investment. The same with Google and Microsoft. With…

the opex vendor lock-in of fragmentation

“No one got fired for buying IBM” – that was the status-quo of vendor lock-in two decades ago. It was so muchĀ entangledĀ into the IT culture that people wouldn’t…

what happened to linux on desktop ?

… this happened This quote came from Joyent presentation about Linux containers onĀ illumos (opensolaris fork) and represents two things: 1) the people that loved linux on the desktop…

time sharing systems

So, I wasn’t around when Compatible Time-Sharing Systems (CTSS) wereĀ in place Ā – hard to believe, eh? šŸ˜› – but my father was and he still has a box…

if you’re not using the cloud, you’re doing IT wrong

Big enterprise has their gold plated, enterprise grade hardware, and all of their enterprise software support and there are huge bills there. With cloud, this gets cleaned out,…