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Solutions II Blog

IOT: Convenience vs. Security

Posted by Matt Gourley on May 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Not long ago, IBM introduced their “Smarter Planet” initiative, and not long since, this has had significant impact on consumers. Marketing and advertising campaigns  started to appear in markets across the globe provoking thought and innovation. IBM has been leading the way with a host of other innovators to help transform the way in which businesses operate; Innovation has made terms such as Ondemand, sensors IoT common place, paving the way for products and services   to enter into the most safe-guarded sanctuaries of society…our homes. The question is however, at what point does this begin to infringe on consumer privacy and begin to sacrifice security for convenience?

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Topics: Next Generation IT, Security, IOT

IT Security - Is Best of Breed a One-Stop Shop?

Posted by Dan Archambeault on Dec 22, 2016 12:50:29 PM

In IT Security, or any aspect of IT, we often refer to products as “best of breed”. I’ve always wondered how a phrase that traditionally refers to animals got added to the IT lexicon. Dog shows award prizes for best of breed and best of show. Typically, the same dog does not win the next year. So, best of breed is really only a single year award. Are IT best of breed one year products?

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Topics: Next Generation IT, Security

911: What is your Emergency?

Posted by Solutions II on Jun 13, 2016 3:47:07 PM

A comforting phrase when we need help. In many cases it is a matter of life or death. Whether it’s a fire & rescue, police or medical emergency services, precious seconds can seem like hours to those in a crisis situation and rightfully so... Rightfully so.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Managed Services, Next Generation IT