Category Archives: Computer and Internet

Google goes to the dark side on JEDI

Every time I read an article on the U.S. Department of Defense large Cloud project known as JEDI I find myself suppressing an urge to comment.  Google dropping out of the bidding finally made that urge difficult to suppress. It is … Continue reading

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The Big Non-Hack?

This week Bloomberg Businessweek (BBW) published “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies” which claimed that 30 companies, most notably Apple and Amazon Web Services, had servers using hacked Chinese-made motherboards from U.S. manufacturer … Continue reading

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The Product Shipping Tax

There is an observation I had back in the 1980s that both holds in today’s Cloud world and remains one of the toughest messages to communicate to senior leadership.  When you ship a new product or service, major release, or … Continue reading

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Challenges of Hyperscale Computing (Part 3)

Back in Part 2 I discussed the relationship between failures and the people resources needed to address them, and demonstrated why at hyperscale you can’t use people to handle failures.  In this part I’ll discuss how that impacts a managed … Continue reading

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Keezel – Another Internet Security Device

I’m always on the search for new security tools, and this time my hunt took me to Keezel.  For full disclosure, I liked the concept so much I made a token investment in Keezel via crowdfunding site StartEngine.  Keezel is … Continue reading

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Amazon and the ACLU

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have all been under pressure these last few months over being suppliers of technology to the law enforcement and defense markets.  Pretty much all technology vendors have sold into these markets since well, the beginning of … Continue reading

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Adblockers are the new AntiVirus

Back in November I wrote a blog entry about good browsing habits being insufficient to protect you from malware.  Here is an update.  This week I had three brushes with malware, all three having to do with news aggregators.  One … Continue reading

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