Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th May 2008 13:41 UTC
Features, Office eWeek's Debra Donston has penned down five ways the end user desktop in enterprises will look different in five years. While some of her ideas and predictions make a low of sense, there are a few things which are slightly debatable. Mostly, the reliance on virtualisation and web applications.
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RE: not too far a reach
by jabbotts on Fri 30th May 2008 18:24 UTC in reply to "not too far a reach"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

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Security means keeping bad people out, information in, and having backups and recovery options.
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Not a really important point but your level of security (it is a verb rather than a nown) includes keeping bad people out, keeping information in (or with authorized users). It also includes keeping good people from causing damages by accident (or being able too cause them purposfully of course) plus all aspects related too disaster recovery. Protecting data from bad guys is the most public and exciting concern of info security though so it get's the glory.

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RE[2]: not too far a reach
by Kroc on Fri 30th May 2008 21:02 in reply to "RE: not too far a reach"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

The problem is that the definition of "bad person" is defined in all the wrong ways. All "security" I've seen so far just brings fear, not peace. When thoughtcrime becomes reality, it'll be introduced all in the name of "security", just like all the CCTV cams in the UK that haven't actually done anything beneficial but instil useless fear in everybody.

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RE[3]: not too far a reach
by jabbotts on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 17:51 in reply to "RE[2]: not too far a reach"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I try to distinquish between security practices and street theater productions.

Airport "security" = street theater, it's not slowing down professionals with bad intentions

There is definately a lot of street theater going on and much of it justifies polititions side projects. We've recently had six lovely video cameras installed in the nearest subway station; three pointing each way. It's a perfect face recognition trap for scanning the crowds and each of the three cameras watches the other set for damages.

Awfull lot of "feel secure" these days but I'm not see much of that "security" it's supposed to provide. If you see something, say something (hopefully, someone will listen).

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