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Disrupt Me.

Disruption for many people generates discomfort, shakes the status quo and breaks routines. We all have an emotional response to this process: for some hesitation, doubt, confusion, fear, anger, bewilderment, and for others excitement, rejuvenation, inspiration, motivation and energizing or a combination of the above. The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened” image on twitter challenged […]

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Our Connected Data

Our Connected Data

  Over the last few weeks, an outstanding series produced by ARTE called “Do Not Track Me” has become available and is getting quite a bit of social media attention. The different episodes explore and highlight the technologies, algorithms, data mining and aggregation of our online information through digital devices, tools, ecosystems and environments. Each […]

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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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“Welcome to the Machine”

“Welcome to the Machine”

Yes, there is the Internet of Things: a world in parallel to ours were our devices, data, algorithms, gadgets, smart phones and digital tools interconnect, communicate, and work independently of our own input or monitoring. They provide us with efficiencies, automation, services and information, and even do things for us we often do not have […]

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Beyond Simple Data Backups – Real Business Continuity

We all know how important it is to develop a Disaster Recovery/Business Conntinuity Plan.  If you still don’t have one, consider this : relying on backup data that you have never tested and have no idea how long it would take to restore … is not a plan. In the old days of IT, backing up […]

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Overcomplicating Information Security and Risk Management

If I had to highlight a key problem area for organizations when it comes to how they approach Information Security and Risk Management overall, it would be the over-complication of their implementation(s), or lack thereof. (Sounds strange for the latter but it’s that “complication” that also results in the “lack thereof”). Technology has done little […]

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