Making the cloud a success
Privacy Protection Converges
Privacy Protection Converges 150 150 CloudGovCo

Privacy and data protection in the #cloud is converging with the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In the USA the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), tabled in 2018,  takes full effect July 1 2020. Very Good Security (VGS)  has an overview of the CCPA and how it will affect your business and consumer rights in North America. For example, Microsoft will enforce the CCPA for all customers in the USA.

While creating a GDPR course and CloudGovCo‘s policies and procedures for data protection and incident response, we made our privacy policy compliant with the #GDPR, #CCPA and #PIPEDA, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act,

Canada is slowly revising its regulations to converge with GDPR, which is the international gold standard driving these changes. The province of British Columbia has struck a special committee to review privacy legislation and Quebec is planning to update its act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector.

Free Security Awareness Training
Free Security Awareness Training 150 150 CloudGovCo

With so many #security breeches happening in the #cloud so often we have decided to make our security awareness course free. This is comprehensive and so much more than your run-of-the mill checkbox course at most organizations. Registration required but no obligation.

Cloud Centre of Excellence
Cloud Centre of Excellence 150 150 CloudGovCo

The #cloud is more complex than IT on premises. Employees must be more knowledgeable and skilled.

Learn how to setup a cloud centre of excellence (CCoE) to manage a knowledge-base and assist your organization in maturing its cloud capabilities. A CCoE defines a common set of best practices and work standards. It assesses your organization’s maturity profile against these best practices and work standards. It provides guidance and support, tools and templates and training in implementing these best practices and work standards.

Learn Elements & Techniques of Cost Control
Learn Elements & Techniques of Cost Control 150 150 CloudGovCo

Cost control is the biggest #cloud issue impacting operational budgets. This workshop brings together technical managers and developers to learn the elements and techniques of #CostControl in the cloud

Boeing 737 Max & Software Design
Boeing 737 Max & Software Design 150 150 CloudGovCo

It was announced this week that the #Boeing737Max will remain grounded to at least mid-summer 2020, as new defects are found. We have to wonder if a large scale #DevOps culture and a lack of robust software architecture is part of the problem. Of course, the origin of all this is a bad hardware design for the plane, which made it dynamically unstable and they tried to fix this with a software patch.

The latest is a new software bug preventing the dual flight computers from communicating properly. At least this is not an explicit safety issue because the plane cannot even move without the flight computers. Of course, a dual node design is inherently unsafe but that is another discussion. Ok, well, as a submarine commander who wore three watches once told me, “A man with one watch does not know the correct time. A man with two is confused. A man with three watches has a chance that two will agree.”

The reason I wonder about the software #Agile culture is that adding a second compute node shouldn’t bottle the system. This is beyond comprehension. Also, the Starliner space launch in December 2019 failed to reach orbit because the elapsed timing system software had an error in it.


Your Successful Cloud Journey
Your Successful Cloud Journey 150 150 CloudGovCo

A #cloud centre of excellence establishes a team that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and/or training for your successful cloud journey

Choose Right Cloud Type
Choose Right Cloud Type 150 150 CloudGovCo

Choosing the right #cloud type and cloud deployment model starts with categorizing data based on business value and selecting an appropriate security profile

Cloud Governance Principles
Cloud Governance Principles 150 150 CloudGovCo

Cloud Governance Principles is a comprehensive oversight framework for the #cloud based on five basic governance principles and Agile and Lean practices. Includes more than 60 audit checklists for daily use

Assessing Cloud Proposals
Assessing Cloud Proposals 150 150 CloudGovCo

As organizations adopt a cloud first strategy in public cloud there are solutions that are still better suited to private cloud or on-premises. Cloud solutions should map to your Cloud Strategy. This framework for cloud assessments covers sustainability technically and financially; and security and risks.

Funding Cloud Proposals
Funding Cloud Proposals 150 150 CloudGovCo

Learn how to use a reserve budget to manage the transition to a #cloud operational budget from an on-premises model where most expenditures are a capital expense.