Defence organisations are increasingly challenged by data. Sensors become more complex and the Internet of Things together with social media brings an ever-increasing volume, variety and veracity of data, which must be processed at speed to derive the insights needed to maintain information superiority. We describe data curation as integrating data, enriching it by aligning […]
Military organisations can reap economic and efficiency benefits from personal device usage. But it’s more than that. Without a proactive, informed approach to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this will happen anyway introducing vulnerabilities to cyber attack, or unintended malware infection.
Cloud computing offers much promise to the military by addressing the fundamentals of increasing mission agility / complexity in a climate of economic constraint. In this post I will illustrate inspirational use of Cloud by the military & government, referring to two IBM projects.
My first post in this series Cloud for the Military? I described how cloud computing can help overcome the hard challenges faced by defence organisations, concluding that it’s really a question of what kind of Cloud is going to be deployed when rather than *if*. I followed this with a short analysis of the most common blockages to military cloud adoption and how these could be overcome. […]
In my previous post – Cloud for the Military? – I described how cloud computing could help overcome the challenge of increasing mission complexity & agility in a climate of aggressive budget reductions. I concluded that the military don’t really have a choice and it’s really a question of what kind of Cloud is going to be deployed when rather than *if*. […]
Cloud Computing is often misunderstood, shrouded in technical gobbledygook. Once striped this away, we see the real potential that Cloud offers to organisations wishing to adapt & transform. Let’s start with a pictorial definition, shown in Figure 1, Figure 1 – Cloud : A Pictorial Definition Clients in all industries are reaping benefit from Cloud adoption, including: Speed & Agility – Using […]
IBM announced MobileFirst at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona last week. And Forrester rates IBM as a clear leader in Enterprise Mobility Services in their 2013 Q1 Forrester Wave research, as shown in Figure...