One of mankind's old dreams is to artificially clone him or herself in a machine. The mechanical Turk was the first attempt of this anthropomorphism of the machine, while being a scam, but that's another story. Artifical Intelligence progresses inexorably as it digests data and offers many anthropomorphic features, including the understanding of a text,... Continue Reading →
Serverless, the art of bypassing servers…
The cloud is made of millions of servers running millions of apps. The extension of a private cloud to a public cloud is often achieved by replicating what is already known: setting up servers, installing software and running applications. This is the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. Moving away from the management of operating... Continue Reading →
Why do I need cloud computing?
Is this not a weird question at the beginning of the twenty-first century? It's like asking the question: Do I need to eat and drink to live! I'm exaggerating a little, but not that much. It is very likely that you are not using any cloud services, sometimes without even knowing it. Facebook? Cloud! Twitter?... Continue Reading →
User authentication, access door to strongly secure
Most cloud service requires authentication. The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides us the definition: "an act, process, or method of showing something (such as an identity, a piece of art, or a financial transaction) to be real, true, or genuine." So in the case of user authentication, it’s all in the identity of the user and the... Continue Reading →
Opening your Systems
There was a time when the networks were closed. There could be an Internet access point, but it was constrained. Then over the years, the connection to the Internet became a must-have, the networks opened up. It was, and it is always a matter of many of them, to convey information outwards, between customers and... Continue Reading →
Driving change to the Cloud
There are only three things that are certain in life: tax, death, and change. For the first two, I cannot really help. Concerning the third, let's look at it in the context of the cloud. There are many books and methodologies on change management. This topic is driven by the fact that any change is... Continue Reading →
Classify your data, a must!
While states and in particular the military has since immemorial time classify their data for apparent issues of defending their territories, it is not the same as other public or private organizations. Some models are attractive from an intellectual point of view, such as the one described in FIPS 199 (Standards for Security Categorization of... Continue Reading →
In case of cloud services crash, who is responsible?
If one of your servers crashes or an upgrade does not end as expected, you can only blame yourself. However, you probably will have foreseen the risk, and you will have taken measure to get protected. But from the moment you put hardware and software into the hands of an outside provider, what does happen?... Continue Reading →
GDPR and the cloud
Since May 25, 2018, data protection in Europe is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - The full text can be found here). One of the key points of this new regulation is that it concerns any organization that offers its services and its goods to the citizens of Europe. Even a Cameroonian... Continue Reading →
Real and hidden costs
One of the arguments in favor of the cloud is its costs. By moving to the cloud, you expect to save money, since you no longer must invest in hardware and software. But it is not always as economical or as simple as it is. So, to get a more precise idea, let's look at... Continue Reading →