Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 18:41 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks - for free - so it's that time again: John Siracusa's excellent OS X review.

According to Apple, Mavericks has a dual focus. Its first and most important goal is to extend battery life and improve responsiveness. Secondarily, Mavericks aims to add functionality that will appeal to "power users" (Apple's words), a group that may be feeling neglected after enduring two releases of OS X playing iOS dress-up.

Is that enough for Mavericks to live up to its major-release version number and to kick off the next phase of OS X's life? Let's find out.

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RE[2]: support for X years?
by project_2501 on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 09:26 UTC in reply to "RE: support for X years?"
project_2501
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2006-03-20

Except there are plenty of examples where small and tosome extent larger organisations are indeed doing just this.

There is too much "defeatist" mentality amongst enterprise IT people...

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RE[3]: support for X years?
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 13:25 in reply to "RE[2]: support for X years?"
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2009-08-18

PCI compliance with BYOD isn't feasible in most most organisations.

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RE[4]: support for X years?
by project_2501 on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 13:33 in reply to "RE[3]: support for X years?"
project_2501 Member since:
2006-03-20

The two issues are separate.

You can still architect yoru enterprise to be minimally dependent on any particular brand or version - and retain agility to change.

And at the same time have PCI compliance, or compliance to whatever intelligent security or regulatory framework you need to.

No intelligent security/regulatory framework requires you to be locked into a specific brand or technology version and be entagled in a mess of dependencies limiting any kind of cost-effetivce agility.

I repeat - it is not the intention of security or other regaulation to tie your technology in knots.

I didn't mention BYOD, no-one is advocating zero-management for enterprise.

This is the same kind of "lazy defeatist" mentality I see too often in "the enterpise industry".

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RE[4]: support for X years?
by Soulbender on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 16:25 in reply to "RE[3]: support for X years?"
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2005-08-18

PCI is bean-counter security that has little to no real-world relevance. If I understand things correctly the same goes for most PCI consultants/experts who are probably more interesting in a fat paycheck than how PCI actually works. The same goes for SOX.
Still, if you're forced to be "PCI compliant" across the board, well, you have my condolences. You must know exactly how Dante felt.
That said, I'm not so sure that BYOD can't be used together with PCI but I'm no expert. Which probably mean I know about as much as a PCI expert ;)

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