Taming the document management beast


Document and records management isn’t a dark art, yet many organisations aren’t sure where to start tackling this great, white whale. Overwhelmed by product information, many business managers struggle to overcome decision-paralysis and put off the adoption of formal strategies and solutions, sticking to ‘tried and true’ file server shares, or heaven-forbid, paper records. How … Continue reading Taming the document management beast

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The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security


The United States Government has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons with its ramped up forced data exposure policies affecting travellers to their country. There are reports that increasing numbers of travellers are being forced to unlock and hand over their electronic devices to Border Control agents, who may then download an unencrypted clone of your device's … Continue reading The US Government poses the greatest threat to US trade, all for the illusion of increased security

Switch (back) to JIRA Mobile view bookmarklet


JIRA from Atlassin has a mobile view (in recent versions), which is optimised for use on a mobile device, supporting various actions such as setting comment security and so-forth.Although it's easy to switch from Desktop view to Mobile view (using the link at the bottom of the issue), going back to Mobile view isn't so easy.The … Continue reading Switch (back) to JIRA Mobile view bookmarklet

“Your PC is infected” scam gets nasty


You've probably heard about it, but here's how it works in case you haven't. You receive a phone-call from a pleasant but persistent Indian who says they're "representing" Microsoft or something like that, and they've discovered that YOUR PC is infecting other computers on the Internet, and isn't that horrible, but thank goodness they're here … Continue reading “Your PC is infected” scam gets nasty

ASUS eeePad Transformer – Superb Device / Terrible Service


While the lawsuits over IP infringements and slanging matches over IOS versus Android platforms continue, my recent experience illustrates that despite the arguably superior Android-based ASUS tablet product offering (now superceded by the updated Transformer Prime), with its incredible battery life of up to 16 hours with the attached keyboard dock, onboard USB host ports … Continue reading ASUS eeePad Transformer – Superb Device / Terrible Service

Boundaries – Separation of professional and social online identities


Social media plays a pretty big part in my blogging / skeptical / scicom life, as it brings our truly global community together, allowing quite rapid collaboration and communication with thought leaders, content creators, researchers, writers and so-forth. The usual suspects, Twitter and Facebook, have served me well, and I now routinely communicate with other … Continue reading Boundaries – Separation of professional and social online identities

Are Android keyboard-enabled tablets ready for business use?


As an IT solutions consultant, my job keeps me pretty mobile, spending much of my time away from my office in front of clients. This nomadic workplace lifestyle has encouraged my adoption of mobile-friendly technologies to enable device - and location - independent access to my files, perhaps most notably my adoption of Dropbox as … Continue reading Are Android keyboard-enabled tablets ready for business use?