Computer security does not come easily. It requires awareness of the ways in which computers and data are compromised. To guard against loss, there are 5 key things you should know. 1. Anti-virus programs are essential, but they’re not enough. Anti-virus programs will not keep you safe from all attacks. They are good for blocking […]
Software is in everything and we and our businesses depend on it more and more. Yet Software Quality is not rising, so we have rising numbers of failure incidents and out-of-control costs in maintaining software. What should you do about it?
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
“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) 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?
When you ask for advice from an IT specialist, often the response is too technical, too closely tied to a commercial product, or simply off the mark because the underlying problems are management problems. Who can you turn to for useful and practical advice?
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?
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?
In most professions, it’s good to have stability in the things you work with. With software, stability is good, but often we confuse static with stable. They are not the same. Static software decays and becomes useless.