When you install Java, you see a graphic that informs you of Java's popularity. But the question is, do we as users, have a choice? The answer is, "Yes, but."
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.
You can encrypt, use multi-factor authentication, connect via VPN, have anti-malware software and still give away your identity by making a fundamental mistake when using your mobile phone: Talking too loud.
Mobile phones started out as brick-heavy, full-sized behemoths. Then they were tiny candy-bar sized toys. Now we're on the grow again. How big is too big for mobile devices? And how small is too small?
Paranoia and fear drive a lot of people mad. For those who don't go so far, the paranoia and fear can be nearly debilitating. A bit of healthy fear and a small amount of paranoia is good but how much is too much?
How many sites and services can you login to using your Facebook or Twitter account? What if, instead, we used a secure method of login? Would our identities be more secure? Yes, they would.
I'm thrilled with my new iPhone 5. Well, with a few exceptions, I'm thrilled.
A lot of people are so angry about the government's "spying" programs that they're not really seeing the bigger picture. The big picture is that government surveillance is good. Yes, good.
Microsoft understands, better than any other software company, that BYOD is actually a thing. It's a thing to be dealt with at the source, which is exactly what they're doing.
US workers are angry about the job loss to cheap labor locations. American companies are to blame but we can take action to stop it. Caution: Long post.
It's funny to look back on my personal history with Linux and remember how subversive and alternative it once was. These days, it's just another operating system. That original subversive spark is gone.