Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
Mobile workforces have become increasingly common in the last few years, with a Cisco study reporting that 38% of workers feel more productive at home than they do in the office.
And with mobile devices making it simple for employees to access their work email and projects from almost anywhere, it makes sense that employees are transitioning to working away from the office much of the time.
This transition to mobility has presented some challenges, though, as IT departments struggle to keep up with increasing demands to access company information from outside of the building.
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Use the Internet to bail out a country? Possibly… Not in the short-term, but it is definitely something that could be considered. With outsourcing, cloud computing, and the great desire to move towards something more economical yet provide a means to increase efficiencies, the only thing lacking would be a measure that such an endeavor would be worthwhile. We all know the internet can be very effective tool, but we don’t have a means to measure the internet economy within a country… Until now… With the...read more
How Important Is It to Define the Cloud? to define anything? To define cloud systems is beginning to look more like the approach of dark, grey cloudy days. I started this discussion on LinkedIn (http://linkd.in/y4BXnk), and now I am expanding the reach through here… The definition of cloud is as clear as the image provided with this article on our home page. You think you know what you are looking at — you’re not quite sure what everything is… There are trees and bushes, but what kind of trees? what kind of bushes? Is...read more
CeBIT’s 2012 Global Conference is under way in Hannover Germany — with Brazil as a Partner Country to this year’s event. This year’s event started on 6-March, will conclude on 10-March, and you can follow the events live here — just remember, Hannover is GMT+1 and the events start at 10:005 a.m. Hannover time. If that’s too early for you or inconvenient, the day’s broadcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the day, on the same page. Germany is the world’s fourth largest...read more
LiveOffice, a SaaS provider of email archiving, was bought recently by Symantec for $115 million. Not to be confused with Microsoft Live nor Microsoft Office, LiveOffice offers both cloud and on-premise email archiving. They have established themselves as a value-added service in managing the implementation from current provider to cloud provider by almost eliminating all risk of losing sensitive information during such processes. This manageability and agility of LiveOffice also provides an unexpected bonus. Remember, the provide archiving...read more
The Cloud has been growing rapidly — but is it leaving an Achilles heel for the Cloud security behind it? What has changed since 2008 that has produced this weakness? And what opportunities can possibly be gained from addressing this weakness? This is the 2nd of 3 articles focused on the development of cloud security since 2008. The first article — “What Have We Learned About Cloud Security So Far?” — focused on what we knew about cloud security in 2008. The Cloud is taking off, question is — how is security...read more
Well, it’s already March, and all the soothsayers, analysts and economists have made their predictions on everything they can for this year. Which means cloud computing is their sites as well. Last year there were a few mishaps, like Amazon losing part of its cloud for several hours due to circumstances beyond their control. Research In Motion (RIM) ended up with a black-eye from losing its cloud to their BlackBerry’s for more than a couple of days. And then there was the 5.8 million people who were late for work when the alarm on their...read more
With the rate of change in technology, legal concerns are building up everywhere. Both cannot keep pace with how fast things are suddenly happening. And given Moore’s Law, this pace is not about to slow down either — which also means there are going to be some headaches as well as opportunities in dealing with the legal circles. No matter how fast anything changes there are some constants that must be taken into account. As cloud computing gets its name from the fact that everything you do seems to be available anywhere, then where is your...read more
This is the first of three articles focused on the development of cloud security since 2008, basically reviewing what have we learned about cloud security so far. The Cloud is taking off, question is — how is security keeping pace with everything in the Cloud? In this first installment, we are going to focus specifically on the statements provided by Garter in 2008. Though the experienced Cloud professional may see where the second installment is heading — I suggest you make your notes and then let’s compare them. Cloud is...read more
There have been several developments for The HRIS World — and ALL of the great! In preparation for my move in March, I have been picking up several online, freelancing jobs to pay the bills. Mostly as blogging, the others as SEO. Have been guest blogging in two blogs… TI Especialistas Brasil TI Especialistas Brasil is an IT blog in Brazil with almost 23,000 subscribers and readers… like this log, they are an extension of a group in LinkedIn called TI Especialistas. Currently this group has a sub-groups for 20 of the 26...read more
IDC’s Perspective on Visions That Could Assist Brazil David Tapper, IDC Vice President of Outsourcing provides some excellent insight into the perspectives that both the Brazilian government and Brazilian businesses need to take into account as they expand their global presence… The Leveraging IT from Within and Outside Brazil Advisory, risk management, and outsourcing thoughts for Brazil and Latin America shared by Atul Vashistha, Founder and Chairman of Neogroup… Thoughts from an Economist, Entrepreneur, and...read more
BRASSCOM: Johnson & Johnson the Brazil Experience… Nigel Storey, IT Manager, Global Services, Johnson & Johnson at the BRASSCOM Global IT Form, talking about the fantastic results Johnson & Johnson has been having in Brazil… Related Posts: BRASSCOM: Outsourcing, Risk Management Thoughts for Brazil…BRASSCOM Global IT Forum : Why is it so important?Video Friday 4-November-2011Are the HRIS system taillights about to be seen by all in IT?Video Friday 25-November-2011Video Friday 18-November-2011Video Friday...read more
What is the BRASSCOM GLobal IT Form? Think of the BRASSCOM Global IT Form as the Southern Hemisphere version of the Garner Symposium ITxpo… and just because it is south of the equator doesn’t mean it doesn’t have clout. Brazil just surpassed the U.K. as far as a global economy with France next in its sights. This makes Brazil the 7th largest global economy — and the growth is continuing a very good clip, even with the slow down due to the economic situations almost everywhere else. Brazil is thanking its financial...read more
From the blog Brazil Global Brazilian IT companies: open for business in Barcelona Posted on June 8, 2011 by Hildete Vodopives Brazilian IT companies are in Barcelona today, promoting business in the Forrester IT Forum EMEA 2011. Presenting under the brand Brazil IT +, which represents the Brazilian software industry and IT services abroad, participating companies will have direct access to business opportunities and will have a collective stand and supported the dissemination of their materials to the most of 700 speakers expected for the...read more
originally posted 7-August-2010 With the launch officially being this Tuesday, 10-August, Brazil’s latest IT blog — TIEspecialistas — already has more than 5,000 followers… Owned and moderated by Augusto Schultz Vespermann Moreira owns and moderates several LinkedIn IT groups as well as provides entrepreneur support service for the development of systems at SEAPE, which provides several products in the area of credit protection. One of the many authors, and one of the few from outside the coutry of Brazil, is Garrett...read more