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BYOD – Forget the device

6 December, 2012 1 comment

BYOD - Forget the deviceOnly a short while ago BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) was a buzzword being thrown around in the IT industry as one of the new disruptive technologies. Employees started to bring their own devices, especially mobile devices, to work in order to use these devices for work and to improve their productivity. Email in particular was a popular tool employees wanted to access when they were away from the office. Although this is not a new phenomenon (I’ve been taking my personal laptop into work for a good number of years), mobile devices highlighted this trend. Recently though, employees don’t only want to access their email, but they also want to engage with their corporate software systems to improve their productivity. This is causing a massive additional workload on IT departments where these devices must now form part of the network to enable higher productivity. Read more…

Cost centre vs. Profit centre – the debate continues!

16 May, 2012 Leave a comment

Should IT be a cost centre or a profit centre?

This debate has been on-going for a number of years, and continues to be still relevant. The reason for this debate is rather simple, accountability. Business wants to know what they get for sinking millions of bucks into IT, and IT wants to prove that they are worth the money given to them. The debate starts when the return on investment and productivity of the IT department must be proven on the financial statements. In essence the core of this debate is to prove the performance of the IT department and to show that business gets a proper return on their investment.

What is a cost centre?

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Security 101: Less painfull than identity theft

1 March, 2012 Leave a comment

Twitter phisher?

One of the better commodities that hackers treasure is your authentication details. Your username and passsword is worth a lot in the black market. We all know the basic rules around passwords, having a strong password with numbers and characters, changing it regularly, etc. But what we neglect to do is to have multiple passwords, it is just too difficult to remember. Read more…

Anonymity vs Privacy vs Security

19 June, 2011 Leave a comment

The last couple of months Internet security has been making headlines thanks to a hacker group by the name of Lulzsec. Most prominently are their attacks on Sony which caused the PSN (PlayStation Network) to be offline for a month. The group claims that it is for the laughs and they are doing the world a favour by showing the vulnerabilities that exist in systems. They have a huge following on Twitter (187,000 at last count) and there is a lot of reaction on their exploits, mostly negative though. One thing that they do highlight however is that Internet security is still lacking and more active measures need to be taken.

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