Seven years ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the 16th and final version of its Definition of Cloud Computing. NIST Special Publication 800-145 is designed to help federal agencies and private-sector companies identify services that are most likely to deliver the cost savings and agility promised by cloud computing. The definition has proved remarkably resilient as cloud services continue to expand their capabilities with value-added features.
If you have kids, you probably understand the desire to help them reach their full potential. To that end, I think every parent has put pen to paper at some point if only to organize their thoughts about the values that they want to instill in their children. Minus the introduction, this is a letter that I wrote to my daughters.
If you are in the recruitment field or looking for a new position you may hear this little nugget: “The cost of living here is lower, so you don’t need to make the same amount of money.” It gets thrown around like confetti and seems reasonable on the surface.