“Fit and forget” – the siren call of the IT widget seller. Buy our thing, plug it in and it “just works”. For everyone else working in or with tech, this is fabulously attractive. One less thing to worry about. Trouble is, it’s not just the users who forget about the device. It’s the manufacturers, … Continue reading BYOD – bring your obsolete device
Internet pages taking a while to load? Struggling to pick up your email? Corporate Dropbox downloads taking forever? Quick – reboot the router; shout at the IT department; buy more bandwidth… Or you could have a look at what’s going on inside your network. Here’s are the top 4 reasons we find customer networks going … Continue reading Is your network running slow?
IT service desk culture is full of sarcastic problem descriptions – PICNIC, ID-ten-T, PEBCAK. All of them serve as reminders that the root cause of many issues is user error, not systems failure. This is particularly true in information security, a point I’ve covered more than once before. So why bring it up again? Because … Continue reading Security training or MDM – you choose
Being a security consultant sometimes feels like spouting doom-laden prophecy in a deserted wilderness. However much we try to find silver linings in the threatening rainclouds and present security measures as part of competitive advantage, people don’t really want to hear what we have to say. We don’t much like having to say it, either. … Continue reading Security starts to set the agenda
Here we go again. Despite greybeards (sorry, “industry veterans”) like me reminding everyone that they should wait for the x.1 release of any major version, the world, its dog and its mother-in-law all frantically stabbed at download buttons to get IOS 7 the moment it came out. People wasted hours, work ground to a halt, … Continue reading IOS 7 – another BYOD nightmare
There’s been a lot of press recently about the death of the PC, and the rise to dominance of the tablet. So far the tablet story has been about the iPad, and more recently the raft of smaller form-factor Android tablets such as the Kindle Fire and the Nexus. This has been presented as a … Continue reading Don’t write off Microsoft just yet