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The world’s population today is a little over 7 billion. Cisco estimates that by the year 2020, there will be 50 billion network devices on the earth. That’s 7 per person! With mobile technology proliferating at such a quick pace, the issue of mobile security needs to be revisited.

Mobile devices are increasingly being used to access sensitive data and in sensitive work situations. For the last ten years, the FAA has been telling us to “stow all electronic devices when we got on the plane”. IT professionals held this up as a policy that would never change. The FAA announced several months ago that they have begun the testing and certification of mobile devices. They’re here and they’re not going away folks....Read More

I have endured hundreds of backup, replication and DR vendor presentations to our higher-ed clients over the years. The most memorable vendor comment came from an EMC sales rep, who when challenged by our client on why the pricing of a replication license (SRDF) was so high, simply blurted out, “We charge that much because we can.” Well, the market is quickly eroding the “because we can” vendor excuse....Read More

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