Forget security gizmos – first think about Risk

All too often people I meet seem to obsess about the latest and (supposedly) greatest security product/feature/gizzmo. They rarely seem to consider the context in which the uber product is supposed to be working. I like flashing lights and complicated sounding technologies as much as the next infrastructure geek but I’ve learned (over many years)…


Smartphone, Stupid User!

OK so now I’m back to enjoying the benefits of a smartphone but whilst celebrating my Birthday last night I entered my PIN wrong three times and locked myself out – hence Stupid User!

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If only we could easily define the boundaries of our networks – roll on deperimiterisation

If only it was as easy as it used to be to define our network boundaries. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to paint a line around what we (enterprises) manage and what we have to rely upon from others. Many corporate networks are highly complex from a security perspective due to the ever increasing…


Let it Snow let it Snow Let it Snow and thank goodness for Technology!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the community launch of Vista, Office and Exchange today in Reading. It was a fantastic success judging by both what I saw and the feedback of the audience. Like many other people I struggled with the snow this morning. I left home @ 05:10 (stupid O’clock!) not even…

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How do people cope with Stupid phones?

I’ve been spoilt by having a “Smartphone” until recently when I lost it. I’ve been struggling with a regular phone for the last week or so. It’s a nightmare. I can’t view my diary, contacts (though I could sync them by hand), no Internet access and I can’t even view/send email! Something even more wierd is…

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Welcome back. Here’s how to get hold of Vista and Longhorn and make the most of TechNet Plus

Happy New Year and welcome back for those of you who have enjoyed a well deserved break. I know that some of you will have found it difficult to resist the temptation to play with Windows Vista, Office and Exchange (EVO) when you should have been relaxing!   Following the excitement of the launch there’s…


So close to passing an assessment – time for Coffee and Porridge!

I came into the office early this morning to avoid the traffic and was rewarded with a nice quick easy journey. After responding to some email requests I decided to take on a piece of mandatory training. There’s not a great deal of mandatory training at Microsoft and it’s all online so it’s pretty easy…

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