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 →

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 →

Is the cloud green?

Green IT, energy consumption and ecological footprint are old chestnuts that regularly make the headline when we talk about the cloud and internet technologies. The growing dependency of the world on digital technologies increases its electrical and thus energy dependency. In addition, the increase in the speed of communication also increases the power consumption. A... Continue Reading →

How much bandwidth do I need?

Bandwidth is one of the big questions I'm asked about the adoption of cloud technologies. It is obvious that between the connection by a gigabit network to the servers of the enterprise and that of a few megabits of an internet connection, there is a difference in performance and potentially cost. But again, as with... Continue Reading →

Will my performance improve or degrade with the cloud

This is with security one of the most controversial topics. Performance is both measurable, therefore objective, and perceived, therefore subjective. The pure performance of an application or process is often the result of a set of interdependent components. Even if one imagines being able to isolate the performance of an application to a single server,... Continue Reading →

Is the cloud secure?

Security is a big topic that requires more than a single post. Yet, let's start by saying that professional clouds are very secure. More than your data center. In the first place because it is the business of the service providers. If these clouds did not offer a very high level of security, they would... Continue Reading →

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