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Virtual Security

Kelly Robertson, CEO of 9Proof Americas, spoke on virtual security last night at VMware in Palo Alto during the monthly meeting of the SDForum Cloud Services SIG. He explained a few special security issues that should be considered when using

Posted in Cloud Computing, Security, SVForum, Uncategorized

Data Management in the Cloud

Daniel Graham of Teradata spoke Tuesday evening at the SDForum BI SIG on the topic “Data Management in the Cloud.” See my article summarizing his presentation. It’s interesting to compare his presentation with that of Donovan Schneider from, who

Posted in Analytics, Cloud Computing, SVForum

SDForum Healthcare IT Symposium

At the SDForum’s first ever Healthcare IT Symposium held on June 8, 2010, I learned a great deal about the many roles of IT in the healtcare system. It is clear that healthcare IT is going to be a strong,

Posted in Healthcare IT, SVForum

Real-Time Analytics at

Learn how Salesforce makes BI real time. Donovan Schneider, Principal Architect at, gives the inside story at the SDForum BI SIG.

Posted in Analytics, Cloud Computing, Salesforce, SVForum

Not in any Job Description — The Unwritten Role of Marketing

Monetize the right side of your brain. See a post I’ve written for the SDForum Marketing SIG:

Posted in Marketing, SVForum

Cloud Security: Selected Challenges, Solutions, and Directions

Yuecel Karabulut, Chief Security Advisor at SAP, gave an interesting presentation to a joint meeting of the SDForum’s Securing and Cloud Services SIGs on how to architect applications securely in the cloud. For a description, see an article I’ve submitted

Posted in Cloud Computing, SAP, Security, SVForum

Learning as Leadership, Another Great SDForum Event

At the SDForum Engineering Leadership SIG meeting this past week, Shayne Hughes presented on “Learning as Leadership.” Shayne started out with the basic proposition that the results we achieve follow from our behaviors which follow from our thoughts. And our

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