KISS principle comes to mind – Keep It Simple and Secure

June 19, 2013 / CloudPrime, Security / 0 Comments

As a former colleague said to me after hearing about my new job, “I always knew your head was in the clouds.”  Well, I guess he was right.  If your head isn’t in the clouds yet, it’s time to learn about a cloud-based Messaging as a Service (MaaS), solution.

But, what is the value of application messaging in the cloud anyway?

If the goal of your organization is to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, it is already growing the business by adding new partners.  But, for those in IT, on boarding new partners comes with a host of problems.  It’s not easy to share data securely and quickly across applications and sites.  Forget about adding a VPN for each new location – the task is too challenging to do quickly, and the costs go through the roof.  That’s not going to make any boss happy.

So, what can be done to achieve the results management is looking for?

In this case, the KISS principle comes to mind – Keep It Simple and Secure!

  • Use your existing network connectivity – Don’t spin-up new VPNs.
  • Remember last mile locations – Most have low bandwidth and usually, the IT support staff is the office administrator.
  • Keep costs down – Don’t go asking for any capital funds from the IT budget.
  • Provide guaranteed delivery – Make sure it gets there so you don’t have to worry about re-transmits.
  • Make it simple to deploy and support – Hey, you’ve already got a full time job and don’t need another one, right?
  • Be best friends with the auditors – Keep them happy by giving a detailed audit trail of every transmission.

To learn more, read the IBM QuickView. Reposted from WebsphereUserGroup.org.

Amy Auman, CloudPrime