SI and tech insights
Lower the value and raise the cost to the would-be evil doer
Words of wisdom: connect to public wireless points at your own risk, change your passwords every couple of months and avoid downloading software that is of unknown origin. These are reasonable rules of thumb for online safety. Of course most...
March 4, 2011 11:23 AM Read Full Post
Governance can tap cloud benefits and cut through hype
Few would argue that the cloud computing phenomenon is truly revolutionary in the industry. As it stands, many enterprise-level organisations previously watching from the sidelines or trialing the technology have now jumped in feet first; adoption is accelerating (see Cloudrise...
February 18, 2011 11:08 AM Read Full Post
Learn from consumer tech, the cool factor is not enough
Here’s a choice facing many a product manager in the consumer electronics industry. When creating a new product, should the development team focus its time and budget on adding extra functionality, or in ensuring that the existing functionality works reliably?...
February 10, 2011 12:14 PM Read Full Post
Cloud without a contract is courting trouble
Sometimes the blindingly obvious takes a long time to -- well -- become obvious. Not so long ago we were promised cloud services would be a one-click shopping experience. Simple or no contracts at all. That seemed farfetched. And it...
February 2, 2011 2:01 PM Read Full Post
Security to the power of two
It’s no real surprise that two powerful trends in mobile software are on a major collision course. The first trend is that users of mobile devices want more control over these devices. More precisely, they want more choice over...
January 25, 2011 4:01 AM Read Full Post
Why you need a Security Operations Centre
The focal point for keeping tabs with security and compliance activities has been the Security Operations Centre (SOC): a physical location that is the front-line to handle incident reports, review system logs and constantly monitors the environment 24x7. The latest...
December 23, 2010 12:02 AM Read Full Post
This is the next management discipline
An interesting thought came to mind the other day while working with a client to determine what types of predictive analytics capabilities they might benefit from. The biggest challenge we had to overcome was to understand when and where...
November 15, 2010 4:20 PM Read Full Post
Smartphone technology is being embedded everywhere
For mobile industry old-timers such as myself, there was some shocking news recently, in the IDC figures for worldwide mobile phone shipments during July-September 2010. The part of the news that grabbed the headlines was “Apple joins the top...
November 8, 2010 11:19 AM Read Full Post
Trust in cloud services is about more than technical specs
“Without trust, banks can't exist,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his first fireside chat with the citizens of the United States on March 12, 1933. That radio broadcast came only eight days into his first term. Eventually Roosevelt had...
November 1, 2010 10:29 AM Read Full Post
Rethink sourcing strategies, focus on outcomes and forget dogma
There have been some pretty big moves in the tech space in the past couple of years as major software and hardware players, like Oracle and HP, continue to expand their proprietary offerings for customers. At the same time,...
October 14, 2010 1:18 AM Read Full Post