back to article Cisco decides that to save the cloud, it must hunt it with prejudice

Cisco has launched a software-as-a-service-based attack on shadow IT. To understand it, indulge me by learning that one of the first big launches your correspondent covered was that of Computer Associates Unicenter TNG Framework, a slimmed-down version of the enterprise management tool that – if memory serves – included a …

  1. K Silver badge

    Its rather pointless...

    Hosted Services are a fact of life, always have been. Whilst we block a lot of them on our Firewalls, my CEO alone suggests a dozen new services each month, so trying monitor and control every service it pointless unless this adopted as best practise through the company.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What happens if departments create their own cloud accounts with independent login credentials? Presumably it's necessary to trace these back via billing records?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not going to work

    Trying to keep the rain from hitting the ground.

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Re: Not going to work

      I capture at least some of the rain and then use it for watering indoor plants. Eventually that water is either converted into more plants or evaporates. I'm sure it hits the ground at some point, but I get to control and use it before it does.

      Seems to me a similar approach towards public cloud computing is not a bad plan.

  4. walter.bishop Silver badge
    Linux

    The Borg's bag?

    Isn't this a case of misappropriating the term?

    http://lurkertech.com/bill-the-borg/

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