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?
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?
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.