Saturday, September 03, 2016

Adopted Cloud Vocabulary and Architecture

Adopted Cloud Vocabulary and Architecture

Given the amount that is written about the Cloud it is not surprising that many have entered various terminology and definitions into text that it can be difficult to know which are accepted industry vocabulary. Part of the work of the ISO/IEC is produce standards adopted by national bodies; thus they hold greater weight when used to identify particular technology in legal proceedings, for development reports or quotations/tenders or for training/education purposes because such vocabulary and definitions have been adopted by industry (**see more details below).

Two standards I would recommend all organisations retain a copy:

ISO/IEC 17788:2014 1st Information technology -- Cloud computing -- Overview and vocabulary JTC1/SC38 provides an overview of cloud computing along with a set of terms and definitions. It is a terminology foundation for cloud computing standards.

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ISO/IEC 17789:2014 1st Information technology -- Cloud computing -- Reference architecture JTC1/SC38 specifies the cloud computing reference architecture (CCRA). The reference architecture includes the cloud computing roles, cloud computing activities, and the cloud computing functional components and their relationships

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ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organization to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the work. In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1.

International Standards are drafted in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The main task of the joint technical committee is to prepare International Standards. Draft International Standards adopted by the joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies for voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the national bodies casting a vote.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. ISO and IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

ISO/IEC 17788 was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 38, Distributed application platforms and services (DAPS), in collaboration with ITU-T. The identical text is published as ITU-T Rec. Y.3500 (08/2014)

ISO/IEC 17789 was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 38, Distributed application platforms and services (DAPS), in collaboration with ITU-T. The identical text is published as ITU-T Rec. Y.3502 (08/2014).

Friday, September 02, 2016

Smartphone Platform Leader

According to Statista Android is the undisputed smartphone platform leader. Of course, a single identified platform does not of itself identify which of the Android OS versions is used more than any other. Wikipedia Android version history states Android Lollipop 5.0-5.1 ( ) is the single most widely used Android version.

Additional information about Android -

In comparison the above chart illustrates a decline in all other platforms. This again tends to suggest not dismissing other smartphone platforms until identified what they are ( ) and identifying other smartphone OSs ( ), which can assist forecasting how to structure the investigation process and what examination lab tool/s is/are most likely to be required.

British Airways i360

Took a day off from work to take my wife and grandson to visit the new British Airways i360 viewing tower in Brighton, Sussex, England. The i360 Guide informed me this new tourist feature goes higher than the London Eye but lower than The Chard in London. We had a good time; but I wont spoil it for you by showing you the photos of the spectacular views across Brighton.


Apple iPhone connected devices

Proliferation of mobile devices and computers associated with cybercrimes and legal disputes grow on a daily basis. I thought perhaps readers might find this 2015 document a useful and helpful reminder. DEFT Practice Notice J10702015.pdf