So what is competence anyway? Simply put: Competence is one’s ability to execute given tasks successfully and efficiently. And without going too much to the theoretical definition, what competence is – you need to have enough of right competence at right time to succeed in business.
In a British sketch series from the 1990s, people became accustomed to seeing scorching sunshine covering a weather map, year after year, until the day when a cloud appeared, sending everyone into panic. Those of us who work in the field of information security may have harboured similar thoughts about cloud services. However, times have changed, and companies understand the business opportunities offered by cloud services better than before, and that includes the information security department.
What can you trust in the IT sector? Where can you store critical data? If your own data hotel is full, should you build a new similar one next door? Or, could you go elsewhere when necessary?
In order for the database migration to be successful, the one responsible for the process must be familiar with the cloud and the database product in question. In this case, Cybercom managed to migrate Alma Talent production from On-Premise to Amazon AWS without any bigger issues. All tasks and steps were completed on agreed schedule.
Next week one of the main events of the IT and especially Cloud Services landscape takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. I guess if you are planning to go, you already have everything set up, as it is only under a week before it starts. And factoring in the fact that the event is sold out, so you would be out of luck, it you didn’t have a ticket secured.
AWS re:Invent 2017 is over for now and our team of Makers will travel back to Finland and Sweden. The event itself has become somewhat of a yearly tradition for us in Cybercom and just like last year, this year’s event has not left us cold. The past week has included great energy, inspiring moments of learning, deep diving into the latest trends of cloud computing and of course time with our superb customers.
Before we resume normal programming, I want everybody to check out IglooConf (http://iglooconf.fi/) in Helsinki. IglooConf is the largest purely Azure event in the Nordics and it is happening next week on 18-19 January. Different groups have for long advocated on the benefits of open source and it seems that finally Microsoft has agreed. The saying "if you can't beat them, join them" might be a bit harsh but also quite apt. Microsoft has finally come to see that there is a lot of business sense in joining many others in developing open source software in addition to their old software.