I would ask if there are needs at the agency level that do not exist across the entire Dept. of Homeland Security. Could a sweeping and uniform policy across ther department miss something at the agency level?
Maybe I should ask the obvious question, why would you consider doing the same work twice? Surely you would want consistency of policy? There may be exceptions granted at a lower level, but I would have thought overall you would drive a single consistent policy across the enterprise.
I think the question is relevant to all enterprises. Should security policy common across the enterprise or tailored for each unit or division? Could the DHS approach be a model for private enterprise?
IT and HR have many things in common, HR is taking charge of the most valuable asset – people in organization; and IT is custodian of business’s life blood, the other crucial business asset – information; at digital era, both IT & HR functions are short of business’s high expectation, and not get well-respected in organization, since they have been perceived as cost center, rather than value center.
Infrastructure teams tend to think shorter term and as a consequence are often ill-suited to lead cloud migrations. How do I know? I've had contact with three customers recently where the marching orders were to move quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration. The goal was to reduce costs move by shuttering data centers and manage multiple suppliers.
Imagine having thousands of applications to put into the cloud. What are the steps to taking on such a massive project? Well, this is what I told a customer who informed me that he had five thousand apps to migrate into the cloud. I suggested a six step approach.
1) Understand the vision, establish the priorities
I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do.
While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.
Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.