The end of MtGox. The wildly fluctuating prices. The major losses and hacks. The utter nonsense of it all. It hurts, doesn't it? But you know what? I told you so.
There are no sacred cows to someone who believes that consumer devices and self-service IT are the keystones of the new business model. IT Apologist Ken Hess takes on Consumerization and BYOD.
Tonight at 10PM EST, I join John Oliphant, James Welbes, and Craig Tumblison for their Practical Chrome Podcast show. In this live 13th episode, "Tell Me What You Really Think", I discuss my ongoing 30 day adventure with my Acer Chromebook.
If you build it, they will come. No truer words were ever spoken. Building a better PC isn't difficult; it's just not something that anyone thinks about while lamenting the dramatic drop in PC sales. Build a better PC and we'll buy it.
Kickstarter, Snapchat, Target, Neiman-Marcus, and other high profile companies have fallen victim to malicious hacks. Kevin Jones of Thycotic Software and I discuss the implications and solutions.
A snail mail letter to Target REDcard holders includes an apology, some good information, and improved services.
The popular crowdfunded site Kickstarter has been hacked and the breach included usernames and passwords. Change your password now to prevent further damage.
Personal cloud services, portable storage devices, and email are a company's worst enemies. Malware is much less of a problem than once thought.
The HP Slate is HP's answer to the Post PC tablet device trend and it's a good one. My HP Slate is as cool as an iPad mini at half the cost.
Beginning tomorrow, February 1st, 2014, I'm conducting an experiment that I'm calling "30 days with the Chromebook". At the end of the month, I'll present my Chromebook diary to you.
I hate Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language and by extrapolation I also hate VBScript. You know, VBScript, a VB subset language that a 17-year-old hacker used to compromise 100 million or so credit card numbers from Target and Neiman Marcus. Yes, that VBScript.
Set the Wayback Machine to the early 1980s, when the world of personal computing was just beginning to bud. The Commodore VIC-20. This is the story of my first personal computer and the man who told me to buy it.
If you've ever worked in corporate IT, you know that nothing happens very fast. That's why you need to get started now in moving away from Windows Server 2003. It officially dies July 14, 2015.
The Internet of Things explosion has everyone asking questions about security. Those questions are valid and complex. The answers are just as complex as the questions.
The Internet of Things is more than Internet-connected refrigerators and shoes that tweet; it's a new wave of enabling devices to become more 'intelligent' and our chance to become better informed about our businesses and the world around us.
I have it on good authority that paranoia can destroy ya but the allegations against the NSA are mounting and becoming weirder by the day. This post is my reaction to the latest round of NSA banter. I think it's a clear case of wagging the dog.