Aboluay's (Anas) Musings

Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

Aboluay's (Anas) Musings - Capturing Thoughts Before They Perish

Cloud, IT Security, Education and grounded aiplane

I am stuck in the airplane on the runway waiting to head to Calgary. Apparantly the captian cannot see his way due to fog. While waiting, Interacted with some LinkedIn articles and I’d like to capturethe thoughts I exchanged.

1. There is a move against cloud computing. I agree with the reasons (I.e security and cost of tracking confidential information on the uncontrolled cloud). However I disagree on the perspective. Cloud computing provide considerable savings (through effective real time collaboration and plaform free potential and geo-independence), so, I think our attack should not aim at the Cloud technology but at the security standards and controls implemented in the IT world. COBIT et al should start revamping their security codes to accommodate for cloud potentials.

2. There is a talk, at least in LinkedIn circles, that we should revamp the use of technology in education. I agree as well, but, again, from different perspective. I think it is time to reengineer education and take it from the Industrial Age perspective (I.e. Mass production, one-to-many teaching, social focus philosophies) to a more modern, post knowledge age mentality (I.e. Collaborative individual growth, Many-to-many learning, individual focus). There has been a lot of good reforms and going forwards attempts. However, in my opinion, education should reframe and reengineer education by visiting and redefining the values (i.e. the whys) of its value set.

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1. There is a move agains cloud computing. I agree with the reasons (I.e security and cost of tracking confidential information on the uncontrolled cloud). However I disagree on the perspective. Cloud computing provide considerable savings (through effective real time collaboration and plaform free potential and geo-independence), so, I think our shootings should not aim at the Cloud technology but at the security standards and controls implemented in the IT world. COBIT et al should start revamping their security codes to accommodate for cloud potential.

2. There is a talk, at least in LinkedIn circles, that we shoot revamp the use of technology in education. I agree as well, but, again, from different perspective. I think it is time to reengineer education and take it from the Industrial Age perspective (I.e. Mass production, one-to-many teaching, social focus philosophies) to a more modern, post knowledge age mentality (I.e. Collaborative individual growth, Many-to-many learning, individual focus). There has been a lot of good reforms and going forwards attempts. However, in my opinion, education should reframe and reengineer education by visiting and redefining the values (a the whys) of Ll its value set.

[For example, this article is written in the wasted time while at the airport (cloud has great advantages) while the information ‘I have just learned’ that made me write this article was based on interaction with many entities on the internet (whom I do not know most of them) which is a sort of many-to-many individualistic learning.]

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