December 27th, 2017

Privacy and Online Ads

Without ads monetizing the content of public computer networks, a service that is now low cost would be much more expensive. I’m willing to accept that. But there is something sinister in the online ad business.

Today, “monetize” usually means to change something that is popular in the digital world into a money-maker for someone. […]

September 12th, 2017

Equifax Dumpster Fire

Brian Krebs called it a dumpster fire, and I agree. I can’t add any facts to Krebs’ report on the Equifax breach. It happened, and it is bad. The current number of people said to be affected is 176 million and I doubt that number is final. Equifax’s response has not been good.

Self-dealing response […]

September 29th, 2012

Service in Business, Computing, and the Cloud

I am a longtime enthusiast of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). I was first introduced to ITIL in the mid-nineties by a support architect from the Netherlands. Their practices seemed overly complex, but I was pleased to see that the ITIL approach to service desk management was similar to the methodology built into the Network […]

September 21st, 2012

Managerial and Functional Interfaces To Services

In writing Cloud Standards, I spent more time than I expected working on a good description of the distinction between functional and managerial interfaces to services. I referred to management and functional interfaces recently in a blog on the CA Cloud Storm Chasers site. I’ll say a little more here.

Functional versus managerial are clearly […]