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July 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

July 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced this month’s Patch Tuesday release.  It looks pretty clean at first glance.  IE with a lot of OS patches and likely nothing all that complex.  The one thing to watch for will be the possibilities of more dependencies.  For those running Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2, make sure you are prioritizing Update [...]

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TechShop’s Mark Hatch Talks about Maker Market

TechShop’s Mark Hatch Talks about Maker Market

At the recent 8th annual Fujitsu Laboratories of America Technology Symposium (FLATS), the theme was the maker market, which began gaining attention some time ago, as reported here. Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, delivered the keynote speech.   Incidentally, I heard about TechShop from a delegate of the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ) who [...]

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June 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

June 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced this month’s Patch Tuesday release.  There are 7 total patches expected to be released on Tuesday, June 10th. Here is the breakdown for this month: Security Bulletins: 2 bulletins are rated as Critical. 5 bulletins are rated as Important. Vulnerability Impact: 3 bulletins address vulnerabilities that could allow Remote Code Execution. 2 bulletins [...]

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The Death of “Digital”

Words are a powerful vehicle for meaning and understanding, connected to individual or group perspectives, interpretations, and connections. The word “Digital” has been part of our vocabulary landscape for a long time. It was only after reading Nicholas Negroponte’s  book, “Being Digital” in 1995, that I began to be aware of the term and its [...]

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Meeting with Pertino at the Consumerization of IT Conference in San Francisco

Meeting with Pertino at the Consumerization of IT Conference in San Francisco

How do you name your business? Of course, conducting competitive business is far more important than coming up with a clever name for your company. But a good name can attract positive attention to your business. Pertino is cleverly named. Cisco was named by taking “San Fran” out of “San Francisco” and has become a [...]

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May 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

May 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced this month’s Patch Tuesday release.  There are 8 total patches expected to be released on Tuesday, May 13th. Here is the breakdown for this month: Security Bulletins: 2 bulletins are rated as Critical. 6 bulletins are rated as Important. Vulnerability Impact: 3 bulletins address vulnerabilities that could allow Remote Code Execution. 3 bulletins [...]

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Where Good Ideas Come From?

Where Good Ideas Come From?

The opening keynote at the Consumerization of IT conference was by Steven Berlin Johnson. Steven Berlin Johnson The title of his talk was From Idea to Innovation. The key points of the talk were drawn from his book, Where Good Ideas Come From. He gave a short version of his talk a few years ago. [...]

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No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

At the recent Consumerization of IT Conference in San Francisco, I was in a session presented by Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Many people were attracted to his catchily titled presentation, A Multi-Cloud Model and the Mars Landing. I was one of them. NASA is no stranger to cloud computing, [...]

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Security Experts React to Heartbleed

Security Experts React to Heartbleed

Experts from 3 key areas of IT security have commented below on the Heartbleed security flaw. Please feel free to attribute the comments in any stories or blog posts, and let me know if you have specific questions for any/all of them, and or if you’d like to speak by phone: Password/privileged identity management expert [...]

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April 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

April 2014 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced this month’s Patch Tuesday release.  There are 4 total patches expected to be released on Tuesday, April 8th. With this Patch Tuesday we also say farewell to Windows XP and Office 2003 support.  Microsoft has reached the End of Life for these two products.  All in all a seemingly light April for Microsoft [...]

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