Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and I wanted to thank some of the people and organizations that I rely on for expertise and dialog in my business. Hook up with them on Twitter, check out their blogs and say thanks for all the great advice and information they share.
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The 2008/09 annual report of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) revealed a lapse in email security. People in the organization sent confidential information to the wrong email recipient. The ISA was set up in the UK to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. An investigation concluded that human error was at fault. The ISA has plans to address IT disasters, but is still working on business continuity plans to cover issues like this. Read the rest of this entry »
I was reading an article by Phil Wainewright discussing a currentEconomist debate on cloud computing. The motion from the Economist is This house believes that the cloud can’t be entirely trusted. As of this writing, 36% agree and 64% disagree with the motion. If you are not familiar with these debates, the Economist provides forums where people can weigh in on important scientific, technology, financial, social and other issues. It’s rather interesting to follow and anyone can weigh in on the debate. Read the rest of this entry »
Has this happened to you? I copied a document from my laptop to a flash drive so I could give it to a colleague. She copied the document and handed it back to me. I put it in my laptop bag where I always keep my hoard of flash drives. My son grabbed one so he could take his presentation to school. You can see where this is going. He took the flash drive to school and copied its contents onto a class laptop for his presentation. Low and behold he copied my document and yes, there was confidential information in it. Read the rest of this entry »
Today I went into my local Apple store for my first One-to-One Personal Projects session. I bought a MacBook Pro 2 weeks ago so that I can produce podcasts, videos and more multimedia content for my company and our customers. I have been working with Keynote, iMovie and GarageBand, but it was time to get some expert help. If you are not familiar with it, the One-to-One membership lets you get individualized help on projects or just have someone teach you how to use an application. It costs $99 US for the year and you can use it as often as you like – pretty amazing. I reserved my spot online and it was a breeze. Read the rest of this entry »