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Mobile Web already with us? 1999 was the year that web guru Jakob Nielsen predicted that the mobile web would be really with us...well that never really happened and WAP/WML never really took off, but it could be argued the mobile web is right here right now, due to the powerful smart mobile devices that we are now using. These re-render existing sites, and the power of 3G makes mobile browsing not only fun, but practical. Still, not all site translate well to the smaller mobile device screen. So, what makes a mobile friendly site? Well that is why the W3C has launched the mobile web initiative (www.w3.org/mobile) last April. You'll find Nokia, Ericsson, Orange and smaller companies pooling their experience of how to make the web more mobile friendly. Check out their mobile tips (www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp) which give clear practical advice on making your site accessible... (more)

The Hyper-Crowded Enterprise File Share and Sync Market Is White Hot

Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular: SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft also ann... (more)

How to Secure Amazon Elastic Cloud

 Cloud Computing on Ulitzer In this post I will walk you through the  high level  of securing a normal tiered application running on EC2. First I will cover the basics of what EC2 provides and then briefly discuss how this can be used in a real life scenario. Security Groups For Network security EC2 provides a security groups, security groups are essentially inbound firewalls  suited to the dynamic nature of EC2.  Using security groups you can specify which incoming network traffic should be delivered to your instance. The default mode is to deny access, you have to explicitly... (more)

The Cloud and the Power of 'One'

One of the interesting things about the last 12-18 months is how the Cloud has put power into the hands of consumers. What I mean by this is, imagine the following scenario in the world pre-cloud: "A user buys some software via the Internet or shrink-wrapped. It arrives and they install it. It either does not work for them or they cannot figure out how to use it so they basically write off the cash and don't use the app. End of story." Now let's look at what happens on Cloud: "The user either buys an application from an app store (be it desktop or mobile), or a holiday from a ho... (more)

Retail Banks - Dinosaurs in an Online World

I had some interesting (sic) experiences with two separate banks with regards to two business accounts that we keep with each recently. The problem highlighted two issues that were both in some ways intertwined: False positive flagging of online transactions Identity Management between bank departments First let me set the scenario. I am CEO of Storage Made Easy, a business that can be categorized (in bank speak) as an online internet business. We are a business that spends a fair amount on online advertising through various different channels and who also uses best of breed onlin... (more)