The traditionals fight back

In my last post, I wrote about an equity research report stated traditional outsourcing companies are losing. However, the big giants are not retreating without a fight. This war is real and happening. 

“IBM charged that the CIA improperly awarded the deal to Amazon Web Services  by failing to evaluate all the pricing scenarios.”URL http://gigaom.com/2013/06/07/gao-says-not-so-fast-on-proposed-secret-amazon-cia-cloud/

The $600Mil is now re-opened. For sure, the earth loses a few trees as a direct consequences. But if looking at the big picture, it seems the transition to cloud computing is going to be nasty! With new technology, both the buyer and seller are new to the possibility created by innovative ways in managing computing resources. However, bureaucracy kicks in and The Government Accountability Office found that the CIA failed to evaluate prices comparably under one of the solicitation’s pricing scenarios, and that it had waived a requirement in the Request For Proposal only for Amazon. 

 

 

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About antonyma

Engineering trained, Antony has the qualifications of CISA, Oracle DBA and BS7799 ISMS assessor. He also received a LLM in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law from The University of Hong Kong. Founder of travel tech statup Powerdata2go.com Antony was th Chairman of Professional Information Security Association (PISA) from 2009 to 2010. He also joined ISC2 workshop on developing a new cloud security certification. Current positions include: 1. Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (Hong Kong & Macau Chapter) 2. Convenor of HK OGCIO Working Group on Cloud Security and Privacy 3. Hong Kong delegate to ISO SC 27 committee, which drafts security standards like ISO27001. email : antony.linkedin@gmail.com Specialties Retail Banking System & Process, IT Security, Copyright Law, Audit & Control, Technology Risk Management, Cloud Security

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