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Technology Companies, the secret source in the Hackers Armory

April 3, 2017


It comes as no surprise to read of an ‘Advanced Chinese hacking campaign infiltrates IT service providers across the globe’ following the announcement a few days earlier from the UK National Cyber Security Centre  ‘Global targeting of enterprises via managed service providers’. Whilst the UK National Cyber Security Centre confidently states ‘We have no evidence […]

EU GDPR ‘Cometh the Hour, Cometh the MPN’?

February 17, 2017


The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) may appear to be just another round of legislation that falls into the GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) bucket for organizations to wrestle with. However I invite you to dig a little deeper and recognize the seismic impact that its unification and standardization of European Union (EU) data […]

Microsoft Mobile, is the time nigh?

October 29, 2015


Despite continued delays in the roll-out of Window 10 Mobile to existing Windows Mobile devices and Windows Mobile users being treated like second class Microsoft citizens when it comes to apps, Microsoft may be at last onto a winner with the help of their new Window 10 single platform strategy. Well some would say about […]

Microsoft doing the Scroogle

August 28, 2015


With the advent of Windows 10, we have seen the pushing of this OS as a FREE upgrade onto consumer PC’s (those running legit Windows v7 or 8), as well as many small and medium business user systems. This has had the side effect of kicking off flurries of enquiries and concerns over what is […]

A Game of Trust

August 11, 2015


Microsoft is trying a bit to hard and missing the fundamentals on winning trust. We have had the parade of Windows 10 privacy default setting faux pas that persist in the face of Microsoft senior executive statements to the contrary, an abbreviated list of such issues: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – […]

Windows 10 oh so NSA & GCHQ (amongst others) friendly ….

July 29, 2015


Time is running out folk’s, by the time you read this the witching hour will almost be upon us, 1st August 2015 will see the revisions to Microsoft Privacy Statements and Services Agreement Agreements move Windows users into a brave new world of exposure / intimacy with Microsoft, and why, because there is a new kid on […]

Windows 10 Trust at its Core, Really?

July 16, 2015


“Trust has to be at the Core of Windows 10 and Cortana” said Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) in his keynote to the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference (WPC) audience on Monday. See 60 second clip below: To reiterate from the video quote: “At the core of Cortana is the ability to collect ALL the […]

Microsoft Cloud Support Goldmine is its Partners

July 14, 2015


Exciting news Microsoft has stirred, and with it a subtle shift may be taking place, one that for both end users of its cloud services and its dedicated Partners could see the transformation of its Cloud Service support. Microsoft has announced it will be working with Rackspace – ‘Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure’. To date […]

Snowden Revelations Haunt at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)

July 13, 2015


Wednesday morning EDT in Orlando Florida will see Neal Suggs (Microsoft Vice President and Associate General Counsel) take to the big stage at the Microsoft pre-eminent Worldwide Partner Conference to address customer and partner Trust in Microsoft following the Snowden revelations. The very name of the session enforces how Snowden continuous to haunt Microsoft ‘Building Trust in […]

Write Once Run Anywhere, a pipe dream or reality for developers?

May 15, 2015


The holy grail for a modern developer to be able to write their application once and run it on ALL devices, from a PC to a tablet and on mobile phones. We have heard it from Sun Microsystems in the age of JAVA and more than a few times in Microsoft vernacular of smoke and […]