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.
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 bring your own device.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
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.
2014 will be the Year of Mobile Device Security. If it isn't obvious from the current BYOD trend, then it's obvious from the device manufacturers themselves.
Things change drastically in April 2014, when Microsoft finally ends support for the much beloved Windows XP. It's time to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 or Mac or Linux or BYOD. And time is running out.
Apps are better than gift cards and in some ways they fit the old, "The gift that keeps on giving" adage. In any case, there's no shipping deadlines when you give the gift of app.
Stocking stuffer gifts are sometimes the most expensive and coolest gifts that one receives. Sure, they're small but they can pack a lot of punch. Make it something special with an item or two from this list.
Analog gifts for your geek might become his or her most prized possessions. Choose well and you could set your geek on a new journey of renewed self-discovery.
Do you have a geek in your life? Is he or she a computer enthusiast, If so, I have the perfect list o' six digital goodies for you to ponder for him or her.
Crowdfunding resource site Kickstarter is the ultimate in financial freedom for many who couldn't fund their projects any other way. But I hate it. It has one significant flaw that I can't get past: all or nothing funding.