As the era of the ATM gives way to increasingly sophisticated, secure always-on digital banking, will the old guard of bricks, mortar and paper based high street banks evolve or die?
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The biggest solar storm on record in 1859 brought down US and European telegraph systems and lit up the world sky with Aurorae; a similar storm today would wreak havoc with power grids and fry delicate electronics. Your cloud infrastructure platforms are particularly vulnerable...
There's lots of confusion around enterprise and consumer technologies and their use models
Kevin Mitnicks' exciting 'Ghost in the Wires' book is fundamentally a memoir of solo social engineering capers; is the modern 'social' web vulnerable to the few controlling the many in the style of the East German STASI?
Box.net got forty eight million dollars bigger today thanks to a Series D funding round led by Meritech Capital Partners, with new investment firms Andreessen-Horowitz and Emergence Capital Partners joining previous investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners and US Ventures Partners to help with Box’s growth as an enterprise cloud platform.
I expect more than a few CIO's have reached for the Pepto Bismol after hearing the news about WikiLeaks releasing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables on the public internet, given how similar the situation is to their responsibilities for protecting data and information.
My new MacBook Air has arrived, shipped from Shanghai on October 23rd after I ordered it post 'Apple Special Event' and arriving in San Francisco on the 27th.First impressions: as light as an empty ringbinder and impressively fast.
Creative Suite 5, the latest compendium of creative and rich internet software from global creative workflow giant Adobe launches today.The various flavors and editions are comprised of various point products (with 250 new features) familiar to creative professionals, and Adobe as a highly creative company have done their usual stellar job of laying out all the features on their sites.
The internet's inner workings are a mysterious thing to most people, even to most of the coffee shop geeksperts who ponder the implications of each new free cloud app that is presented for their approval on their laptops as they enjoy their morning latte.The underlying plumbing isn't sexy - it's just there and works like the coffee shop restroom, and if it stops working that's a big #fail and people should be publicly chastised online: that's the power of the social internet.
With the current enthusiasm for 'real time web' in some circles, where some chose to notify the world of their every move - from geo location to their lunch choice to music currently being listened to - applications like the 'Type n Walk' iPhone application demoed above are godsend.