Regulation Will Drive Cloud Adoption

It has appeared to me that international tensions over privacy and data residency have had their roots in an attempt to slow cloud adoption. GDPR looms as an emerging specter and Germany, the powerhouse of Europe, China, and the US Government have their own Microsoft “cloud.” However, my gut tells me that data residency and … Continue reading Regulation Will Drive Cloud Adoption

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Focusing on Help Driven Development

I often times write up a never ending While loop in PowerShell to run something every X minutes.  Usually, I do this if I have manually deleted a user from Azure AD and I am waiting for it to synchronize back up: https://gist.github.com/dustindortch/3c2b865f5cbf49248b09e8836d564ec1 When I am done, I just [Ctrl]+[Break], or maybe I insert a … Continue reading Focusing on Help Driven Development

PowerShell Advanced Functions and Verbose Mode

Advanced Functions have been around for quite a while now and they still aren’t being used ubiquitously. It isn’t just a more complicated function, it is a defined thing. When you use out of the box cmdlets, they come with many common parameters, like Verbose. This is one of the things that Advanced Functions provide, … Continue reading PowerShell Advanced Functions and Verbose Mode

Cost Benefits to Embrace the Cloud

I have begun preparations for the (ISC)2 CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) examination. This would become my second (ISC)2 certification, supplementing my current CISSP and further reinforcing my knowledge as it relates to both the “cloud” and security. I will be reviewing one of the introductory concepts covered in the material relating to the cost/benefits … Continue reading Cost Benefits to Embrace the Cloud

Which Building Site in Indianapolis is Right for Amazon HQ2?

Indianapolis is getting a lot of attention related to the selection city of Amazon for their HQ2 location. The city is uniquely positioned with a great geographical location in terms of proximity to the rest of the country, a low cost of living relative to other cities in the US top 20 by population, and … Continue reading Which Building Site in Indianapolis is Right for Amazon HQ2?

The Woes of Retail

We have been seeing the ascent of Amazon for years and have had the death watch on retail as we see more retailers closing stores and filing bankruptcy. Is it really pre-ordained? I will run through a few anecdotes that really seem to be the root of retails woes and what could possible lead to … Continue reading The Woes of Retail