Robert Agar

Robert Agar

I am a freelance writer who graduated from Pace University in New York with a Computer Science degree in 1992. Over the course of a long IT career I have worked for a number of large service providers in a variety of roles revolving around data storage and protection. I currently reside in northeastern Pennsylvania where I write from my home office.

Beijing 2022: The First Olympics on the Cloud

The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in Beijing, China on February 4th. The Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to implement what they are advertising as the first “Olympics on the cloud”. Let’s take a look at some of the ways cloud technology will influence how the games are held and consumed by the global audience. 

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How Log4j Affects Cloud Environments

The Log4j security vulnerability was discovered on December 9, 2021, by Chen Zhaojun of the Alibaba Cloud Security Team. The formal designation of the vulnerability is CVE-2021-44228 or Log4Shell. It is a publicly available and high-severity security flaw that impacts the core functionality of the widely used Apache Log4j logging library. This includes many cloud environments across the public vendor spectrum.

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A Platform for Developing Mac and iOS Apps in the Cloud

One of the effects of the work at home movement spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic is increased usage of Apple products in corporate settings. Many users are connecting to their office machines from home using MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads. The popularity of the iPhone also makes it a natural choice for employees operating in a BYOD (bring your own device) environment. 

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