For the past few weeks I've been using a unique device -- a totally stateless laptop. It is the Tadpole M1400 Ultra-Thin Client Wireless Sun Ray. Here are some things this device can enable for enterprise users: Enhanced security. If the laptop is lost/stolen/attacked no data is lost. The data is never in the laptop, it remains in your enterprise. Enhanced … [Read more...] about Thin Client Laptops: Functionality, Security, Mobility
There have been several recent announcements by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project worth note. OLPC is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte and others from the MIT Media Lab with the goal of providing one laptop for every child on the planet. So far they have delivered about 500,000 systems. That's huge by any standard. The first new … [Read more...] about The Future Is Changing Again
CTOs, like everyone else in the enterprise, need to contribute to workforce agility, mobility and productivity, and they need to do that in a way that provides security. And all that needs to be done in a way constrained by fiscal realities. Which leads to the point of this post. All CTOs need to be aware of the wave of thin client computing and cloud computing that is … [Read more...] about Thin Clients and The Enterprise
All indications are the next significant growth segment for open source software will be in databases. This follows the trend of open source operating systems (Open Solaris and Linux). Two open source databases of note are Hadoop and MySQL. Hadoop is not for everyone. It is a very powerful open source software focused on highly scalable distributed computing. It implements … [Read more...] about Open Source Databases
This week the New York Times and CNET ran a story by John Markoff titled "Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries" It reads in part: "A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded. In a report … [Read more...] about Widespread Cyber Espionage: More evidence and what to do about it
I just read Bill Vass's latest blog entry titled: "The No. 1 Reason to Move to Open Source is to IMPROVE Security" Bill opens this article with: "If you are like me, and you have been involved in cryptography and Cyber Security for a long time, it's obvious to you that commercial open source code is more secure. As a matter of fact, in the late 90s, many of the Intelligence … [Read more...] about The Number One Reason To Move To Open Source: Security
Netbooks, the hugely popular and (surprisingly) successful mini-notebooks are taking the workforce by storm. These lightweight accessories are becoming a must-have for the professional on the go. A combination of processing speed, hard drive space, and portability, they are what laptops were meant to be. But are they right for you, or your end-users? Here at CTOvision.com, … [Read more...] about Are Netbooks the Solution for You and Your Firm?