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Five File Governance Policies and Features Companies Must Have It seems that not a week goes by without another high profile data breach or revelation about lax security, both on premise and on-Cloud.  Given this companies should, at a bare minimum, consider implementing the following 5 file governance policies in place in their company to aid with file security: 1. Secure Identity Management: Ensure that an Identity Management policy is in-place, is clear, and if one exists that it is validated and checked regularly. Check whether services and applications can take advantage of existing Identity Management to enable a Single-Sign-On (SSO) rather than promoting Identity Management Sprawl. 2. Understand Access Control Perimeters: Over time User Access Control to files / folders / systems can change. Ensure there is a policy in place to regularly check these and ensure... (more)

Top 10 Startup Tips for 2015 By @SMEStorage | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

I've been working in small and large software startups for the last 20 years and currently have  the privilege of being the CEO of a startup, Storage Made Easy,  for the last 3 years.  With the advent of 2015 I have not doubt that there will be many people considering whether to take the plunge and commit to founding a startup. There are a diverse number of resources on the web all offering advice and to that mix I add 10 tips of my own. I've tried to keep them to things I wish I had known before commencing my own journey. 1. If you're not going solo, pick your partner carefully: ... (more)

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users BlackBerry Owners can now use both "Google Talk" and "Google Local" for their BlackBerry device. Google Talk for the BlackBerry is a version  of the Instant Messaging application for the BlackBerry and it enables users to send / receive instant text messages with other Google Talk community members. The use of Google Talk requires a Gmail account. Google local is a version of Google local specifically for the BlackBerry that allows BlackBerry users to see maps and satellite images, local business information etc, on their B... (more)

Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (more)

Google Maps on the Good Old Palm OS

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650.  The ease of use is still  just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the apps are great, really functional.  Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi, the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space, the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Goog... (more)