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  • Compliant or Secure?

    Does fulfilling your regulatory compliance requirements actually lead you to be more secure?  Will your organization automatically attain compliance by pursuing a strict regimen of security practices? In short, is the quest to be compliant complementary, unconnected or mutually exclusive with the quest to be secure? This is the heart of a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 29, 2007
  • March Patch Madness

    This has been a fun month with all the Daylight Saving Time patching from a myriad of vendors.  (I wonder if anyone has done a study to see how much energy we burned preparing to save three more weeks of daylight?) Although Microsoft is the favorite whipping boy in these situations, they weren't the only vendor that was slow to provide solid ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 14, 2007
  • UPS cancels Airbus A380 order

    And not only UPS, according to the report... ''The cancellation by UPS, four months after rival FedEx Corp. also scrapped its 10-plane order, leaves Airbus with no orders for the superjumbo freighter — dealing a new blow to its A380 program, whose two-year delay has €5 billion (US$6.6 billion) off profit forecasts for ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 2, 2007
  • The Business-Focused Technologist

    These days, you can find a whole lot of discourse in both technology and business periodicals, on the need for technologists to be able to interface with the business, and not just operate a stereotypical geeks in a backroom or basement somewhere.  In many ways, I agree that to ensure long-term success, a technology professional should seek ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 22, 2007
  • Reports Indicate Healthy 2007 for Information Technology

    Some good news to start out 2007: Signs are pointing to a healthy new year for information technology. The job market for I.T. workers is expanding, reflecting a strong U.S. economy and an unemployment rate that is hovering near its lowest level in five years, according to job placement firm Robert Half Technology. And a ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 12, 2006
  • Change Management: Are You in Control?

    This month in CIO Magazine is a very interesting article on Change Management which points out that truly innovative companies value discipline as much, if not more, than they do freedom and flexibility of execution. And the difference between those organizations that had high levels of innovation vs. those that didn't is ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 21, 2006
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

    The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people have already commented that this is a strategic move by Microsoft to combat Oracle's Linux play, and also to somewhat blunt the threat the Linux poses ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • Microsoft Updates Vista Licensing -- Again

    As expected, Microsoft has softened a key element of Vista licensing, enabling (more like re-enabling, if you think about it) users to transfer their retail license from one system to another, without restriction -- so long as they aren't shared simultaneously. Personally, I think that Microsoft floated this change to Vista knowing full well that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • Microsoft Giveaway!

    Microsoft is giving away free copies of Microsoft Office Accounting 2007, Express Edition.  It's part of a Good Idea contest that they're promoting... It's a slow download, and who knows how long it will be available. Here are some of its features: Create quotes and invoices; track expenses and employee time Enter data once and share it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 31, 2006
  • The Joys of Project Management!

    I just saw this comic strip on project management, and it brought tears to my eyes...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 30, 2006
  • Apple Just Doesn't Get It...

    On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a mistake in their manufacturing or QA processes, they blamed Microsoft for not producing a ''more robust OS''. Huh? Not only is that an absurd deflection of blame, but as ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 19, 2006
  • Microsoft makes Vista concessions

    Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three... Here's a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I noted I greatly preferred a stronger, more secure base OS, even if that inhibited some functionality for third-party security tools. As seen in the following articles, Microsoft is ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 18, 2006
  • Vista vs the World

    Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I'm talking about eWeek's report that discloses McAfee's complaint that Microsoft has made it hard for them (and other security vendors) to integrate their products into Vista.  Presumably, this would be so that Microsoft can take advantage of the OS in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 3, 2006
  • Is privacy on the Internet a dead concept?

    There is no universal standard of what the acceptable boundaries of privacy are.  The European Union tends to have a more stringent view of what constitutes personal privacy, while the United States seems to favor corporations vs people when it comes to control of user data. Now, the boundaries are being pushed even further by a company ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 11, 2006
  • Getting caught up in trivia

    I just finished reading an informative article by Peter Coffee on why it is important for technologists not to get overly caught up in the coolness of technology such that they overlook the needs of their constituents, the business users. In particular, one paragraph in his article stands out: Arguments about one programming language versus ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 28, 2006
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