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Jul 8, 2008
Years back, Media Connect Asia (who run the Singapore-based website itjournoasia.com) asked me what subject I always cover. "Security," I answered. "It's like...
Jul 8, 2008
News item: Chinese officials launch an anti-trust investigation into Microsoft. Talk about dog bites man.But a Chinese anti-trust probe isn't your standard competition...
Jul 7, 2008
I had to run to an event in sunny/steamy Hong Kong this week, and wondered whether I should bring my laptop. Although the MacBook is just about ideal in terms of form/...
Jun 30, 2008
We've been hearing a lot lately about how communications technology reduces productivity and makes people stupider -- mainly by interrupting people too often, in too many ways...
Jun 27, 2008
I've visited quite a few countries in Asia over the last two years. In the various airports I passed through I often saw people wearing surgical masks. I also saw "fever...
Jun 25, 2008
The introduction of disk as the primary target in the backup process is prompting companies to breathe a little easier about their nightly backups. Prior to backup to disk,...
Jun 23, 2008
A couple of weeks ago my website went down. Nine thousand other Web servers also died when The Planet, a large hosting service, experienced an electrical explosion and fire in one...
Jun 20, 2008
A common misconception is that the virtualization of a server will alleviate all the normal concerns of running the system in question. This misconception implies that...
Jun 16, 2008
For the last four years, I've used a cheap Nokia handset as my mobile comm device. It works.It waited for something that suited my needs so well, I had no choice but to buy it.I'm...
Jun 13, 2008
Increasing globalization is proving to be a boon for perpetrators of a type of fraud known as a "bust-out scheme." This kind of fraud, commonplace in the computer and...