* Posts by Mr Eve

4 posts • joined 14 Jan 2016

Taking an artsy selfie in Stockholm? You might need to pay royalities

Mr Eve

Re: no

Well actually yes. The front page displayed is an advert for the magazine and the creators want that to be displayed so that people can see it as much as possible!

Start reading a few pages and you'll be asked if you want to buy it pretty quickly...

Your pointy-haired boss 'bought a cloud' with his credit card. Now what?

Mr Eve

Honestly though, most corporate IT types have their heads facing inwards and are not aware of the marketplace, alternate vendors, tools, applications etc. out there. This is not a criticism. There are so many and so much BS that frankly they can't possibly have time! Analysts such as Gartner et al focus only on the big players and don't have a comprehensive list with the "fly by night" warning that you need. Thus leaving corporate IT constantly on the defensive.

But likewise, despite the numbers of 'cloud applications' appearing with new fangled technologies and whose slick marketing offer a 'swipe and play' experience, I've yet to see one who remotely understood the challenges and intricacies involved in implementing and integrating a system into a corporate environment. "What do you mean we can't just use our proprietary database integration adapter on the SAP Oracle DB?", "What do you mean integrate with your problem ticket management?"...

No one as yet is working out how to bridge this 'corporate level requirements' vs. 'new wave of technologies' bridge that has opened up. The traditional corporate software vendors want to pretend they play in the 'new cool' space and so you can't get them to admit or address this at all. The new vendors are naive and often surprisingly arrogant about the intricacies of ticking the boxes and implementing something properly.

Apple must help Feds unlock San Bernardino killer's iPhone – judge

Mr Eve

Missing the point

Surely the problem here is that IF Apple say yes and provide the tech to allow law enforcement to break into the phone, what's stopping law enforcement then abusing that technology and using it in future cases without a court order?

If Apple can't find a way to say 'no', then Apple's best ploy here is to make it look like they've spent lots of time thinking about it, then make out the challenge to be incredibly hard (no matter how hard it is in reality), and then charge a large consulting fee to administer this and explain that it's a one-off and the same work would be involved if it was required to do so again in the future...

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

Mr Eve

Re: Who's squeezing Microsoft?

If you expect that end-to-end encryption is going to become the norm at some point in the future, then where else are you going to put your spy-points?

Inside the 'end' in the OS is the only place you can do it.


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