Nov 25

German Federal authorities seek provider-side privacy protection for web users.

Protection of the privacy of web surfers has always been somewhat of a thorny issue, not only because of technical issues, but also of theories as to who best can be trusted to protect your privacy.

The issue of disclosure also plays a part. It is often the case that the capabilities of a company like Google are far beyond what the average web user might expect. Is it reasonable, then, to require mandatory public briefings or public service announcements? Continue reading »

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Nov 25
Why Hasn’t Tech Suffered Like The Others In The Global Recession?

I still find this an interesting question. I think the answer is as much cultural and tangential to generational change as it is to flaky financial practices.

As the U.K. begins to come to grips with the Digital Economy Act, it’s tempting for me, as an American, to sort of wave my finger and say, ‘Liberty!’. But I’m not going to do that. What I’d like to do is observe that /accuracy/, simple /accuracy/, is as much responsible for the Tech Salient holding it’s own better than the rest of the economy during the recession. Continue reading »

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Nov 25

Download:http://whitepapers.silicon.com/0,39024759,60786511p,00.htm?s_cid=562

 IDC says, “Make better use of what you got.”

 This report re-iterates and clarifies some of the advice that has been handed down during tough times for centuries. It is entirely likely that your business or enterprise IT situation is like a 6 mule team pulling a 4 mule load while your looking to buy 2 more mules.

If this turns out to be true for you, it is likely the result of the ‘package deal’. Package deals, while efficient looking can turn out to be inefficient if insufficient analytic resources are given to maximizing the value of what you purchase. Continue reading »

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