Trillium Software Webinar: Cloud Computing and Data Management – Lifting the Shadows


Finally watched the Webinar from Trillium Software about Cloud Computing and Data Management – Lifting the Shadows.

The definition of cloud computing appears to me to be a resurrection of the Application Bureau model from the 1960s and 197os. An Application Bureau provided external computing services to run batch jobs and the client paid for the resources used. A common application was and is payroll processing.

Three (3) varieties of Cloud Computing:

  1. Internal Cloud (via Intranet)
  2. External Cloud (via Internet)
  3. Hybrid Cloud (combination of other two (2))

Three (3) main concepts:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  3. Software as a Service (SaaS)

There are four (4) main barriers to adoption of Cloud Computing:

  1. Data Security and Privacy Concerns
  2. Legal and Regulatory Restrictions
  3. Applications and Data Integration
  4. Commercial and Operational Considerations

The future is seen to be:

  • Cloud Computing will become the norm for SME
  • Large organisations will adopt the hydrid model

Data governance cannot be out-sourced.

There are several steps in moving data into the cloud:

  • Preparation
  • Migration
  • Management
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