GroupWise sites who have Blackberry Enterprise Server should think about upgrading off of 4.1.7 to 5.0.x. https://www.novell.com/communities/node/13343/heads-blackberry-users
“ASHRAE’s Design Considerations for Data and Communications Equipment Centers recommends relative humidity conditions between 40% and 55%, with an allowable level between 20% and 80%.”
Backing up your data is such a critical issue. Your data is the life of your business. FEMA estimates that 40-60% of businesses never re-open after a data disaster. You have to take the issue of backing up your data as seriously as you do the physical security of your business.
An interesting article on federal concerns about migrating their data to the cloud due to cyber attacks: https://tiny.cc/ghnt8
In my 33 years of working with various technologies we go through this phase a lot. We see the promise of a new technology. We see the marketing hype about the technology. We see some very good things about the new technology. Then there are the inevitable growing pains as the new technology matures.
With the push for electronic medical records (EMR), one of the concerns is whether patient’s medical records confidentiality will appear on-line like other “WikiLeaks” data breaches we’ve all heard about.
The laws governing electronic communications are very antiquated. Many do not provide the Constitutional protections afforded to physical searches. This article discusses the California Governor allowing warrantless cell phone searches to continue.
Verizon and VMware are addressing the issue of having a “personal” phone and then having a separate “work” phone. With this new technology you will be able to have one phone with two totally separate and distinct phones inside. One is your phone managed by you.
Cool facts about Office: 750M people use Office worldwide. It’s installed on 1B computers & every version of Office has #MSWord.
This Networkworld article re-states from Microsoft what I stated in my “Steps you can take to improve the security and worker productivity on your computers and servers” post. Most infections are due to lax updating and patching standards rather than previously unknown viruses preying upon your computers.