Monthly Archives: January 2015

Security Spending: Part II, the Good Tower

Today, we present the second guest post in the series by Ted Lloyd, editor of OnlineCISO. Yesterday, we explored why security spending need not be a bottomless pit, and how yesterday’s tools, such as antivirus, can be evaluated using familiar risk management methodologies. Where … Continue reading

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Security Spending: Part I, the Bottomless Pit

Today, we are honoured with the first of two guest posts in a series by Ted Lloyd, editor of OnlineCISO. Cybercrime has emerged as a multi-billion dollar business and spawned another mufti-billion dollar business to combat it. As 2014 closed, Gartner … Continue reading

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Convenience vs. Efficiency, Guess Who Wins?

A year and a half ago, I wrote how Starbucks, early adopter and therefore, through its ubiquitous locations and preferred venue for professionals to work, a driver of adoption of WiFi, was driving adoption of “wireless” charging. Unfortunately, unlike WiFi, … Continue reading

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How Incredibly Good Airline Choice Has Gotten

I expect this topic to get me a lot of flak. After all, everyone likes dumping on the airlines, including me. But hear me out. I fly a lot of miles every year, mostly in coach, sometimes in business. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Non-Innovation in Appliances

It has been almost five years since I last addressed appliances. Yes, those drab, dreary every day appliances that solve everyday and boring problems, like washing your clothes or dishes. While they now all have fancy LED screens and digital controls and stainless … Continue reading

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Just Making Technology Work Is Hard Work

Apple’s philosophy for technology is, “just make it work.” I had one of the early pre-iPod mp3 players. It was a great piece, lots of battery life, played every format out there at the time… and within a year I had … Continue reading

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Kodak’s Hail Mary

I always get a kick when a long-storied company which is in decline tries to hook onto the latest, hottest market, thinking, “we will get into this market, and with our amazing brand, we will knock it out of the park!” This … Continue reading

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