Google falls over... In case you missed the news Google just suffered a worldwide outage of a number of services. These included many common workplace apps such as Gmail, Google Drive and Google Meet. The last 3 organisations I have worked with have all been ‘Google houses’, meaning they rely[...]
It can’t have escaped everyone's attention, since the move to the cloud the number of data breaches has gone through the roof. In this article, I’m going to run through why this is happening, why workplace policy won’t fix it, and what your organization can do to reduce the risk of being next.
Towards the end of last year Google quietly announced on their Chrome blog that they ‘may identify sites that typically load fast or slow for users with clear badging’. In essence, if your site typically runs slow, then you are about to be named and shamed by Google. The title of the blog was[...]
You've just been asked to look at a multi-cloud solution. You might put on a brave face for upper management, but deep down you know this isn't going to be easy. You're right.Have you recently moved to the cloud? Perhaps you are mulling over your accomplishments having moved to an agile, DevOps[...]
The threat of having your accounts taken over is no longer something we all read about - it's a major issue facing us all.So, we all know the scenario by now. You’re sitting at home and you get a call from a friend, “Hey buddy. There’s some strange emails coming from your account - I think[...]
As we move into a new decade IT professionals will be scratching their heads wondering "what new threat is going to cause me to have to rethink my security architecture or user policy?". As a solutions architect working with a wide range of customers, here's my take on what's coming.
So we all know the story, you’re browsing a site and you get asked to prove you’re a human: ‘Click all the pictures with cars in’ or something similar. A ‘Captcha’ in tech speak. Are these the solution to the bot problem? There are solutions that work like Captcha (but on steroids) which[...]
The first time I was asked to design a multi-cloud approach for a platform, I thought ‘this guy must be on drugs!’. For most people involved with public cloud computing it’s still fairly taboo to even talk about it. The reasons are fairly obvious; you spent time and effort choosing the best[...]
Does your cloud platform feel like the Wild West? Do you have multiple admins running around causing havoc because you can’t keep tabs on them all? Well you’re not alone and help is at hand. Enter the world of Software Defined Operations or SDO.
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