Recently, Air Force Chief of Staff and General, C.Q. Brown said that moving data and making it accessible is the most important and challenging task in its effort to set up the Advanced Battle Management System, a key component of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). JADC2 is focused on centralizing and improving command and control coordination of the battlefield for better decision making and faster response times. In today’s data driven military, edge computing is essential for success in the cyber domain.
The battle to keep pace with unstructured data is an ongoing challenge that doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon. Data is being created faster than the many organizations can properly manage it. However, since the country’s workforce has moved the majority of employees to remote work, more content than ever has become digitized. Even water cooler conversation now exists via chat.
Star Wars or Star Trek? Team Jacob or Team Edward? Pepsi or Coke? Apple or Android? These are arguably some of the great debates of all time. Generally, people are firmly entrenched in one camp or the other and there is no middle ground - it's an either-or proposition. Debates over far more (and less) important matters have raged for years. Fortunately, when it comes to cloud computing, while there is still some differences of opinion, most agree that it is not a zero-sum game. A comprehensive cloud strategy includes a mix of public, private and hybrid cloud, delivered on-prem or off-prem as requirements dictate.
In his recent article for SIGNAL magazine, "Army Accentuates Cloud Computing" George Seffers calls out the "Do IT Yourself"(DIY) culture that has permeated the Army for generations, and what that means for technology. Depending on your past experiences, you are either thinking "DIY - that's awesome!" or "DIY - that's trouble!" Fortunately for the Army, DIY here means "awesome" but with a bit of a twist.