Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A super rematch - Super Bowl 46 - New York Giants vs New England Patriots

Four years ago in Glendale, Ariz., the New York Giants shocked the New England Patriots in what many rank as the greatest Super Bowl of all time. Next round on Sunday 5th February 2011 , they'll be at it again.

Canadian Government Cloud Computing White Paper– Best practices

Here is the first version of the white paper : Best practices in Canadian Government Cloud Computing.

Download : 14-page PDF

The objective of this paper is to document all the standards and technologies that go into defining a framework for public sector Cloud Computing in Canada, covering key topics such as:

  •     Understanding the baseline of the NIST Cloud Computing models
  •     A big focus on ‘PaaS’ – Platform as a Service
  •     Canadian standards for Identity and Virtualization Security
  •     How to maximize success through Shared Services, and how to maximize the success of Shared Services Canada

Read more here ...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Canadian Federal Government Public Works CIO talks about "Cloud computing Roadmap"

In June 2010 the Canadian Federal Government Public Works CIO delivered this 18-page PDF presentation, which describes a roadmap plan for their adoption of Cloud Computing, acting as a template blueprint for an overall enterprise architecture and strategy for Cloud computing.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

As a manager, do you delegate?

Here are some common myth about delegation:
1. There is not enough time to delegate
2. My employees are not competent enough
3. If you want it done right, you have to do it
4. People won't think you are on top of the job
5. You should not delegate what you are good at doing

Project Management and Webcasting using WebEx

The WebEx online meeting technology definitely helps to streamline project management with your partners remotely:

- identifying additional needs
- managing projects visually
- save money on meetings and/or traveling by using online technology
- speeding up the processes within the projects

WebEx recordings or live webcasts, note that recorded webcast can be posted and shared, getting your message out to more people, faster.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vivek Kundra, former United States Chief Information Officer joined salesforce.com

Having promoted the cloud at the White House, Vivek Kundra is charged by Marc Benioff from Salesforce to develop activities to emerging countries.

Vivek promoted the cloud at the White House, he previously was the "United States Chief Information Officer", i.e. federal CIO, on the accession of Barack Obama as president.

He had worked at the White House promoting Cloud technologies and strengthening ways to fight against cybercrime. "Vivek Kundra is a visionary technological developments. He opened the eyes of millions of people to the processing capacity offered by cloud computing."
said Marc Benioff.
All best wihes of sucess Vivek!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Measurement of ROI for EA?

ROI (return on investment) for EA(enterprise architecture) is too difficult to measure. We can probably measure nonfinancial or nontangible benefits like stakeholder satisfaction, but turning these to money is just nonsense. However, we can show the logic how EA contributes in company goals.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Swiss Authorities Cloud Computing Strategy - Cloud-Computing-Strategie der Schweizer Behörden - Stratégie Cloud Computing des autorités suisses

Experts from the Swiss Confederation, cantons, municipalities, business and education and research have developed a draft strategy for cloud computing. The project is in consultation with the mentioned groups.

Des experts issus de la Confédération, des cantons, des communes, de l'économie ainsi que de l'enseignement et de la recherche ont élaboré un projet de stratégie d'informatique en nuage. Le projet est mis en consultation auprès des groupes mentionnés.

Read more in French or German