The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two really bad ideas and a good summation

The bad ideas:

Cloud computing for your government.

Newt Gingrich boosts Six Sigma for your government.

Maybe there really is a conspiracy to destroy America from within.

And a good analysis of the GOP 2012 field. Couldn't have said it better myself.

"When will they ever learn? When will they ... ever learn?" -- P. Seeger

1 comment:

  1. I have the unfortunate duty of dealing with Government Data Center based operations every day, and of contributing to lots of Federal, "Hmmm," sessions after Cloud vendors come in to pitch wares.

    After lots of consideration, I've come to view transition to cloud based operations as being a net difference of 'meh'. The government ones are generally run by large and horrible contractors too entrenched to dislodge, and modernization efforts (inlcuding things like basic COOP to alternate sites) are rare and ineffective.

    Private 'Cloud' sellers might actually be an overall improvement, if the infrastructure has to live up to the same standards that satisfy private sector clients. They aren't as likely to put up with the same horrible service that government does, which means Gov clients would be forced to have more availability and security response.

    I would be surprised if Cloud based operations resulted in less security or availability than the existing solutions, if only because it's such a low bar to get under.