Stories by Gordon Makryllos

Business Applications as a Service (BAaaS)

The rise and rise of the as-a-Service (XaaS) model continues. The various models based around the XaaS approach are all forecast to continue growing rapidly as organizations go on taking advantage of the increased flexibility, lower CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) and on-demand nature of the service. Gartner predicts that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will grow at a CAGR (Compound annual Growth Rate of 41.3 per cent through 2016, while Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) will hit 27.7 per cent CAGR in the same period. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market will grow at 19.5 per cent CAGR in that time too, demonstrating how significant the cloud delivery of IT services has become.

Gordon Makryllos | 01 Dec | Read more

Smart Cities deliver Innovation & Security

Smart city projects are among the most exciting technological initiatives around today and will play a major role in the world’s future growth and security. Modern technology lets us track and monitor many elements in a major urban environment – noise, light, traffic, weather, accidents and incidents, and use this data to improve people’s living and working conditions.

Gordon Makryllos | 24 Oct | Read more

Security threats through the Cloud

As with most of technology, security goes through periodic changes, cycles and generations. Hardware, software, applications and methodologies all mature, become commoditised and standardised to the point of being invisible, and then are reinvented in a new evolved form. New platforms and new devices create new opportunities but are also subject to new evolved threats – something that remains true of security.

Gordon Makryllos | 24 Sep | Read more

Cyber threats makes it to number 4 on the Global WEF Agenda

A recent report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on the Global Agenda for 2014 and the top 10 trends facing the world. As one might expect, topping the list were globally pertinent and vital topics like; growing societal tensions in the Middle East and North Africa; income disparity around the world; and ongoing unemployment.

Gordon Makryllos | 20 Jun | Read more

Data storage and security in the cloud

With cloud computing continuing its journey as arguably the dominant technology of the current era, so too the way we use it and manage its capabilities continue to evolve. The cloud has given us new ways to think about lots of traditional IT habits and practices, and as more and more data finds its way into the cloud, this extends to subjects like business continuity, disaster recovery and general data security.

Gordon Makryllos | 03 Mar | Read more

Private life in the Cloud

We live in a world of cyber security threats: hackers breaching organisational firewalls, Wikileaks publishing private state documents, and employers tracking cyber activity for productivity sakes. Privacy, in relation to digital data, is a hazy topic.

Gordon Makryllos | 06 Jan | Read more

Seven technology predictions for 2014

The year 2014 will be where current trends will accelerate the transformation already underway in how we consume information and do business and live. Organisations will need to evaluate their information strategy to take advantage of the emerging opportunities.

Gordon Makryllos | 09 Dec | Read more

The Ins and Outs of Cloud and Outsourcing

The speed at which IT is developing and the general nature of modern business means that many enterprises rely on specialists to manage our systems and applications. Economic and competitive pressures have made it imperative for organisations of all sizes to focus on their core competencies and turn to third-parties to assume responsibility for key corporate functions. The most common form of outsourcing is the cloud. The cloud simplifies many aspects of IT and the business services world.

Gordon Makryllos | 21 May | Read more

Cyber Security and the CIO Challenge

Cyber security is the double edged sword of modern business. Because the Internet is an evolving technology that carries enormous potential and vulnerability, cyber security embraces questions of internet freedom, network architecture and the economic potential of cyberspace

Gordon Makryllos | 09 Apr | Read more

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