September 01, 2015 11:34:23 AM by
Cloud computing has evolved through a number of phases which include grid and utility computing, application service provision (ASP), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
But the overarching concept of delivering computing resources through a global network is rooted in the sixties. The idea of an "intergalactic computer network" was introduced in the sixties by J.C.R. Licklider, who was responsible for enabling the development of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) in 1969.
His vision was for everyone on the globe to be interconnected and accessing programs and data at any site, from anywhere, explained Margaret Lewis, product marketing director at AMD. "It is a vision that sounds a lot like what we are calling cloud computing." Other experts attribute the cloud concept to computer scientist John McCarthy who proposed the idea of computation being delivered as a public utility, similar to the service bureaus which date back to the sixties.
Click here to see what we have learned about Cloud Computing since then »
July 29, 2015 12:34:45 PM by
If you were given the choice between two different pilots—one was trained, the other not—which one would you choose? But what if there was no “up-front” cost for the untrained pilot? You still wouldn’t do it? Yet many business owners do not recognise the importance of employee training.
According to a recent survey by go2HR, 40% of employees who receive poor job training leave their positions within the first year.
Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers find the development opportunities expensive. Employees also miss out on work time while attending training sessions, which may delay the completion of projects. Despite the potential drawbacks, training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.
Click here to see how effective employee training can be the key to a successful business »
July 24, 2015 12:18:32 PM by
Since its formation, AXELOS has sought to engage with the user community through workshops and online surveys. The strong message they heard through these channels was that they needed to demonstrate how their products remain relevant and fit with other approaches and frameworks. This new development is a natural extension from those early engagements.
PRINCE2 Agile is a new extension module tailored for forward-thinking organisations and individuals already benefiting from PRINCE2 that would like further guidance on how to apply agile methods to the world’s most recognised project management method. PRINCE2 Agile will facilitate the ability to change direction, maximize Return-On-Investment (ROI), while retaining proven ‘best practice’ governance and management methods.
Click here to see how PRINCE2 Agile can kick start your future »
July 14, 2015 4:36:11 PM by
As the range and complexity of cyber threats and vulnerabilities has increased, the approach to managing the associated risks has also evolved and matured. RESILIA™ is a complete, collaborative risk-based approach driven by the Board but involving everyone across the organisation and extending to partners, supply chain and customers.
It requires moving away from strategies that seek solely to protect the business to an approach that includes preparing for, and recovering from, a cyber-attack. Our belief is cyber security is an issue for a whole organisation, from board to staff and from customers to suppliers. AXELOS' RESILIA™ best practice and certification will be aimed at everyone who has an influence on cyber resilience, including information security, IT development, product owners, customer operations and business support (including finance and risk).
The AXELOS RESILIA™ range of tools and simulations are aimed at more specific groups including board management, information security and risk management. AXELOS RESILIA™ is aimed at all types and sizes of organisation, both in the public and private sectors.
Click here to see how Resilia can protect you and your business »
June 26, 2015 12:36:31 PM by
You can’t have avoided the word “cloud” in recent years nor its predominance in all of our lives, both business and personal. Cloud computing is not only a game-changer for companies, but it is also changing the nature of jobs, both in information technology departments and in other departments as well.
June 18, 2015 12:19:12 PM by
A recent Cloud survey* found that 73 percent of respondents cited security concerns as the top challenge holding back cloud projects. Therefore companies need to put time and effort into fully investigating the many Cloud security options that are available to enable them to choose the right one to fit their chosen Cloud strategy. On June 10th SureSkills ran “Your Journey to a Secure Cloud“ event where SureSkills’ SME’s and industry experts gave an overview of the various Cloud strategy options and the importance of ensuring the security of your data.
June 12, 2015 9:12:49 AM by
A new survey by Data Solutions has found that half of IT decision makers within Irish businesses are concerned that nation state cyber warfare, such as the Sony hack, may become a threat to their business.
Furthermore, 22% of IT professionals believe operations and production departments pose the biggest information security concern. The sales department and IT department were next at 20% and 19% respectively. Forty per cent of respondents blamed a lack of IT security knowledge or information for cyber security risk. About one third said the internal use of social media, personal devices or applications by employees was an information security risk to the business.
Click here to see how you can protect your business from a Cyber Attack »