Tech Update 2012

What are your hot button issues for the New Year?  Let us know what you want to hear about and discuss and we’ll see what we can do for you.  Our plans this year include exclusive video coverage from Silicon Valley and local trade shows.  If you are exhibiting and would like your video or screencast published in our libraries, by all means, share.

International Consumer Electronics Show

The world’s biggest consumer technology convention, International Consumer Electronics Show, CES, begins this week in Las Vegas though the NYTimes has said, “the most important developments in the electronics business are no longer coming from the makers of television sets and stereos that have been most closely identified with the show since it started in 1967.”  In spite of 140,000 consumers expected, and 2,700 exhibitors, the mega techs are opting out of the event.  From a product manager’s POV, Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst at Forrester Research says, “You get lost in all the noise.”


Security Breaches Around The Globe

Accusations by Iran about Israel’s hand in the Stuxnut virus may be ratcheting up the security weapons of groups looking to cause chaos around the Middle East.  “Details of 400,000 credit card holders had been posted online by a hacker identifying himself as a 19-year-old from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who used the Web name 0xOmar.  The Bank of Israel’s Banking Supervision Department said in a statement that about 15,000 active accounts had been exposed.”

German Security Consultant Oliver Rochford is the writer of the German and Dutch versions of “Hacking for Dummies”.   His primary interests are cybercrime, cyber war, cyberpunk and the study of
history, chaos and emergent self-organizing system.  If only someone might design the application to self-organize managers to update their security strategies is a question.

Security strategies, like marketing strategies, need explicit goals and trajectories.  Those who are not evolving with the available resources may find themselves left behind.   The fascinating part of Oliver’s plea, is that it resembles the very same problems many face trying to convince marketers of marketing strategies, and accountants of financial strategies.  Unfortunately, the problem is only getting more complicated as the enterprise expands and as solutions merge and intersect at ever changing levels.

If you’d like to get some help building a proper strategy, let me know and I’ll make sure you get the best information available.  A holistic or comprehensive topographic view of your network needs to be in place if you want to take advantage of what is right for you.  We will make sure you get the right stuff.


Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012 Registration Now Open
http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/santaclara
February 13-16, 2012 | Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara

Cloud Connect brings together the entire cloud eco-system to better understand the transformation we’re experiencing and promises to be the defining event of the cloud computing industry. TechWeb has successfully produced cloud events intended to define and frame cloud computing discussions for business technology executives, IT professionals and developers since June 2008.

We plan to be there with our reporters and cameras interviewing the leaders and shoppers who want to take advantage of the future of business.   The cloud as concept is the optimum umbrella topic for businesses planning to grow into the next phase of IT.  Let us know what you would like to know about this and what you think is important.

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