Tag: Facebook

  • The political power of social media

    Clay Shirky writes on Foreign Affairs this week Arguing for the right of people to use the Internet freely is an appropriate policy for the United States, both because it aligns with the strategic goal of strengthening civil society worldwide and because it resonates with American beliefs about freedom of expression By switching from an […]

  • Will security turn into a B2B industry?

    Information security is very much product driven and very much network perimeter security driven at that:   firewalls, IPS, DLP, anti-virus, database firewalls, application firewalls, security information management systems and more. It is convenient for a customer to buy a product and feel “secure” but, as businesses become more and more interconnected, as cloud services […]

  • Lies of social networking

    Is marketing age segmentation dead? My sister-in-law Ella and husband Moshe came over last night for coffee. Moshe and I sat outside on our porch, so he could smoke his cigars and we rambled over a bunch of topics, private networking,  online banking and the Israeli stock market.  Moshe grumbled about his stock broker not […]

  • 3GPP Long Term Evolution – new threats or not?

    3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), is the latest standard in the mobile network technology tree that produced the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies. It is a project of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), operating under a name trademarked by one of the associations within the partnership, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. The question is, what will be […]

  • Moving your data to the cloud – sense and sensibility

    Data governance  is a sine qua non to protect your data in the cloud. Data governance is of particular importance for the cloud service delivery model which is philosophically different from the traditional IT product delivery model. In a product delivery model, it is difficult for a corporate IT group to quantify asset value and data […]

  • DimDim acquired by salesforce.com

    Got back from my Friday morning bike ride and popped open my Inbox. Lo and behold – exciting M&A news first thing in the day. Dear Enterprise Customer:: As you may have already heard, Dimdim has been acquired by salesforce.com.  We realize you may be wondering what this means for you. While your Dimdim Enterprise service […]

  • Data availability and integrity – the Apple/Microsoft version

    I have over 2,300 contacts on my iPhone and like any reasonable person, I wanted to backup  my contacts. I figure my iPhone wont last forever. Like a fool, I thought it might be a good idea to test the restore process also. The Ubunutu One service based on Funambol doesn’t really work so that […]

  • Controlled private networking

    This evening I was added to a FB Group – apparently – you don’t have to agree to be joined in. FB Groups is a way to organize your contacts and get better control over your social networking.  It looks pretty cool to me but the New York Times suggests that Facebook groups may engender even more […]

  • What price privacy?

    Dr. David Gurevich in an interview with the Israeli business daily Globes predicts that real time death will be the next development in reality programming.  Once the domain of science fiction and fantasy – Dr. Gurevich believes that the online death scenario is an inevitable development in the loss of privacy and wave of voyeurism […]

  • Secure collaboration, agile collaboration

    One of the biggest challenges in global multi-center clinical trials (after enrollment of patients) is collaboration between multi-center clinical trial teams: CRAs, investigators, regulatory, marketing, manufacturing, market research, data managers, statisticians and site administrators. In a complex global environment, pharma do not have control of computer platforms that local sites use – yet there is […]