Apple

People Say: How does the Flashback botnet infection affect Apple’s reputation for security?

More than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a new version of the Flashback Trojan horse that's being installed on people's computers with the help of Java exploits. How does this infection affect Apple's reputation for security? Let’s see what LI members think on this point: “Not in the slightest. Most of Apple's users wouldn't… Continue reading People Say: How does the Flashback botnet infection affect Apple’s reputation for security?

Apple

The lessons for IT from Apple

Apple has wormed its way into the broad population, creating new expectations and a model for IT. For fan boys, it's vindication. For old-school IT, it's a nightmare. For those not in either extreme, it's further sign of the fundamental shift known as the consumerization of IT. Apple effect isn't merely consumerization effect Users are… Continue reading The lessons for IT from Apple

Cloud

Tips for private cloud success

Private cloud (also called internal cloud or corporate cloud) is a marketing term for a proprietary computing architecture that provides hosted services to a limited number of people behind a firewall. Advances in virtualization and distributed computing have allowed corporate network and datacenter administrators to effectively become service providers that meet the needs of their… Continue reading Tips for private cloud success

Mobile

Preparing your website for mobile devices

Nowadays more and more people are using smart phones to access the internet. The rise of the mobile is undeniable and perhaps the future of the web lies on mobile devices. It seems that almost everybody has a cell phone these days, and with the growing adoption of smart phones, more and more people are… Continue reading Preparing your website for mobile devices

Cloud, Windows

How could your company gain from Windows Azure?

Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud-based application platform for developing, managing, and hosting applications off-site. Azure consists of several components: the cloud operating system itself; SQL Azure, which provides database services in the cloud; and .NET services. Below we’ll look at the reasons to consider using Windows Azure as your cloud computing platform. Familiarity of Windows… Continue reading How could your company gain from Windows Azure?