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Marc_Johnson@EngagedConsulting.com | 27 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Much debate has occurred over the priority order of information confidentiality, availability, or integrity.  Which one is more important than the other? It depends. Typical consultative answer right? You cannot blindly say which is more important.  The business situation changes the priorities, albeit minor in altitude.  Not all information is created equal; thus, we cannot blatantly say that it should be treated with the utmost availability, integrity, or confidentiality.

Customer records, intellectual property, financial records, personal identifiable information, patient records, and so forth deserve all three in the infamous triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability; however, corporate Christmas party logistics, department communication, and the like do not need the same level of protection.  Therefore, it is paramount that organizations understand what is truly of value within the information store of their enterprise. ...

Marc_Johnson@EngagedConsulting.com | 26 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Outsourcing, co-location, leasing, COO / CFO absorption of the CIO role, cloud computing and so on are the topics littered across the landscape of today’s IT world.  Reading an article recently (http://bit.ly/e80vBP) sparked a long running exposed nerve I have endured painfully throughout my career in this industry, IT.  While it is absolutely true that we should not bind ourselves within the boarders of our thought, nor our physical location.  The truth resounds in a deafening roar, “Do not forget the human element!”  People are still a part of this technological world.  Processes certainly support people and are automated by technology; however, this does not take the place of the communion that occurs between people.

Regardless of the business model, remote operations...

Marc_Johnson@EngagedConsulting.com | 26 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Deduplication is certainly a hot topic! I have seen many great discussions about deduplication in many different forums. Many of the discussions center around technical specifications.  Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon.  Technical specifications address the applicability of a particular product to a range of uses, sometimes broad but more often narrow in focus.  Deduplication has grown out of many different needs in the industry.  The greatest of these is cost reduction.  Cost reduction in storage, backup, network, and protection (lumping information security with data loss prevention and the like).

Deduplication is dictated by the requirements of the organization, technical bottlenecks, and operating situations. Ideally, you would deduplicate at the source (at the client) and at the target (globally). This would provide the best of both worlds in that there...