Hacked By Shade

The perennial problem of data storage and data access has a number of new aspects since cloud computing has come along. This article is a review of some of your data storage and access choices.

Avoiding mishaps with Data in the Cloud

What might happen to your data while it is in the cloud? In the last article, we discussed why you might want to have software and data in the cloud. In this article, I list 9 things you can do to keep your data safe

My data in the cloud?

“The Cloud” refers to computers, storage and software connected to the Internet and accessible via the World Wide Web. The first question you may have about the cloud is whether your data is safe there.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is the latest watchword in corporate IT. For mid-sized companies and organizations, how should we think about mobile Apps? Are we ready to embrace them?

What do I need to know about mobile devices and social networks?

Mobile devices and social networks are the fastest-growing trends in today’s world of IT. Even though most of us have a smart phone and may have a Facebook account, we may not have perspective on what’s happening inside the device & the network. Here is a review of key things to know about mobile & social, and a list of security issues to think about.

Eliminate your IT department?

Cloud-based services are transforming business IT in major ways. What does this mean for structure and mission of the enterprise’s IT department? Is there anything left that can’t be done by the cloud and by cloud service vendors?

Why isn’t software more secure?

What makes software insecure? What vulnerabilities are there in software? Why are they always discovering new holes & vulnerabilities in our software and systems? Doesn’t testing take care of these problems? What’s an enterprise to do about insecure software?

Why is software maintenance so expensive?

When we purchase a piece of software – even as a service – we tend to think that the major expense is finished with the purchase price.  But it’s not true.  Whether you buy, build your own, or rent software, it always costs more in ongoing expenses than the initial price.  Why? Developing software is […]

Why is it so hard to get good software?

Once we get over our wonder at the broad capabilities of software running on modern computers and devices, we begin to ask why so much of the software we use is of questionable quality. Between vulnerabilities to malware and constant updates to correct problems, it seems that software is never stable and reliable. Why?

Why don’t IT people understand our business?

Executives seem to agree that IT people – technicians and their leaders – do not understand the business very well. This causes all sorts of trouble when making financial decisions on major IT projects. Why don’t IT people “get” the business?
Maybe there’s something you can do about this.