April 16, 2013

The Risk Management Trap: How Information Security Fails, But You Can Succeed
Everyday information security professionals are bombarded with marketing messages around risk and threat management, fostering an environment in which objectives seem clear: manage risk, manage threat, stop attacks, identify attackers. These objectives aren't wrong, but they are fundamentally misleading. In this session we'll examine the state of the information security industry in order to understand how the current climate fails to address the true needs of the business.

How to Improve Your IT Portfolio Management
Before exploring the process, it is important to define the process of IT Portfolio Management through which organizations evaluate and ultimately make decisions about existing or planned investments in IT. Improving your IT PfM process can be as simple as gathering data, determining priorities, evaluating options, making decisions and, ultimately, implementing those decisions. You receive a holistic view of available investments, score them individually against criteria deemed appropriate and determine which IT investments should be supported or not.

An Opportunity For The CIO
Not to dismiss their importance, but CIOs usually play limited roles. They quarterback their companies’ use of technology and flow of information. While this affects many of their firm’s big decisions, CIOs have little direct say on strategy. This often keeps them pigeonholed. They lack the broader experience needed for COO and CEO jobs, but are not able to gather this experience because they are not asked to do more.

Do We Still Need a BI Architecture? You Bet We Do!
It is a logical approach, and as such, how it is physically implemented varies greatly from company to company. It is a roadmap that directs an efficient and productive approach to BI by promoting reusability of data, for example. It also promotes the sharing of analytics, data and components. It promotes efficiency in the data integration and data quality processes.

Scrollable divs: rendering issues with CSS overflow auto or scroll (iOS/Android)
The problem: CSS transitions/transforms run unacceptably slow on ICS (4.0 was a disaster and even 4.0.4 with hardware acceleration enabled does not work well). This simply prevents from using libraries like iScroll or touchScroll. Since they use pure JS to manipulate div’s position by setting CSS ... they become useless if the content is bigger than a few tenths on DOM nodes and/or the device is unable to transform the content fluently.

10 things you should do to securely dispose of computers
Even in the best of times, computers are rotated out of use and we have to figure out how we should dispose of them. ... This may increase the rate at which we dispose of computer equipment — and it can increase the exposure to security threats if we aren’t careful about how we do it. Take the following list of tips for secure equipment disposal to heart.

Samsung hits high gear, rolls out densest flash chip
"The new chip is a critical product in the evolution of NAND flash, one whose timely production will enable us to increase our competitiveness in the high density memory storage market," Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president for Samsung's memory sales & marketing, said in a statement.

Introduction to OAuth in ASP.NET MVC
Using OAuth the application can allow the user to login using his existing credentials(on another website).So user does not have to create and remember another credentials on a new web site . It has an advantage for you as a developer since you can delegate the authorization to another trusted website. These trusted websites that authorize users on other applications behalf are called Identity providers.

RIP the old world and why cloud causes inevitable change
In many of the boardrooms today, organisations are looking at new business models and brushing them aside as not a risk; 'we're doing okay', 'customers won't want that', 'it's too big a change' and the like phrases being happily bandied around. Think back, listen to the news and consider how many of today's casualties are now paying the unfortunate price for ignoring change.

Microsoft should never have supported netbooks - they signed the PC's death warrant
Perhaps, if Microsoft hadn't blinked, if it had said that Windows didn't actually scale down to a tiny little screen and a hard-to-use keyboard, if it had concentrated on making Windows a powerful premium experience that was also easy to use, the PC market wouldn't have collapsed quite the way it has. This, admittedly, would have relied on OEMs actually delivering premium hardware that wasn't compromised by crapware - or on Microsoft launching its own PCs much earlier than it did.

Quotes for the day:

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." -- Zig Ziglar

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." -- Sun Tzu

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