Clouds and The Distorted Notion of Direct Control

I would like to share a few thoughts on the notion of being in direct control of your environment. This article is a continuation from my previous one and it aims to justify why nowadays individuals and organizations prefer to give away control in order to gain more agility. Needless to say, less control is often equal to less security.

Some of you who have been following the blog may be familiar with some of my other articles on the same topic. [...]

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Google and Wildcard Domains

Basically, Google allows you to use custom domains for your Google for Applications, Blogspot, Mashup Editor and of course App Engine accounts. I think this is an excellent feature and I use it for several of my domains. Although, some of the Google applications ask you to verify the ownership of the domain you are about to use by instructing you to place a special CNAME record on your nameserver, others don’t. [...]

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Most Attractive Targets: SaaS

SaaS stands for Software as a Service, which is the new hot topic on the market. It is so hot, it radiates light. Of course all vendors are jumping into the SaaS bandwagon, and for a reason. The usual benefits/reasons that are given to new clients are: 01 There is no upfront cost involved., 02 There is no admin and setup overhead., 03 In the long term it costs less., 04 And it scales quite well (patching, bug fixes and machine power are instant). [...]

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