July 20, 2012

Leading yourself into Humility
What you think about what you know matters more than what you know. With that in mind it may be risky to give you more knowledge about humility. Hopefully you’ll add doing to knowing.

AMD has scary things to say about the PC market
"For the first time since 2001, client PC shipments have declined sequentially for three consecutive quarters-and have been below historical averages for the last seven quarters,"

Who wants to be in the PC business? Not Dell
Now this week, Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell, said during a conference sponsored by Fortune that the "new Dell" really isn't in the PC business anymore.

Rulings hold banks responsible for cyber-attacks on SMBs
Two recent court rulings are giving those business owners new hope that banks which don't cater to their specific security needs may be held liable for funds stolen by hackers who increasingly have focused on attacking small businesses.

Why you shouldn't train employees for security awareness
 If employees and/or executives at RSA, Google, eBay, Adobe, Facebook, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other technologically sophisticated organizations can be phished, doesn't that suggest that even knowledgeable and trained people still fall victim to attacks?

Create a Validating Corporate Culture
Wouldn’t it be great to have an authentically “friendly” work place? Does your organizational culture provide a courteous, safe, inspiring environment where people thrive, where work gets done, customers are wow’ed daily, and stakeholders are equally thrilled?

Honda enters connected car race (with some help from smartphones)
Honda ... to unveil an in-car connected infotainment system. Called HondaLink, the platform uses Harman’s Aha technology to connect to reams of different content sources, ranging from Facebook newsfeeds to audiobook libraries and Internet radio, all of which drivers can activate through a touch of a button or voice command.

CIOs won't exist in five years: study
Let's face it: CFOs have been gunning for the CIO and IT for decades. Famous for their inability to demonstrate a positive impact on the bottom line, IT giving CFOs headaches

Adding Post-commit Hook to SVN Source Control
Tortoise SVN is a free source control tool that is used by many. One of the things I find missing is email notifications on check-in or commit (as it is called in SVN). Here, I try to share how we can send email notifications on commit. The code presented in this article sends an automated email to predefined list of people with details about files that were checked-in/committed.

Quote for the day:

"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses." - Napoleon Hill


  1. I liked the link that discusses about why employees should not be trained on security. Given that threats originating from within the organization (frauds) outweigh the external threats, training on security will help fraudulent employees explore work around and exploit the known weaknesses to one's advantage.

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