Tag: Software

What does Microsoft’s new CEO mean for the IT industry?

When Microsoft makes an appointment, people listen. For the past few months, rumors have circulated, swirling around, with different names on everyone’s lips. Will the new boss be Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally? Stephen Elop, perhaps? Well, Microsoft has put an end to the speculation and has appointed its new chief executive, marking one of the biggest […]

The Myth of the “Strong” Password

Which password do you think is easier for a hacker to crack – “Th3r3 can only b3 #1!” or “Hammered asinine requirements”? According to some new research from Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research, it’s actually the former that is the weaker password.  Why?  Because the password “Th3r3 can only b3 #1!” has grammatical […]

What connects M2M with McDonalds?

What springs to mind when you think of McDonalds? Happy meals? Brightly colored fast-food chains? Sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics? Vegetarian-only restaurants in India? How about Machine-2-Machinecommunication? Surprised? McDonalds has pioneered a key business concept – extended enterprise – which is going to be the cornerstone of future M2M Communications. What is an extended enterprise? […]

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