In the 1980s, Canadian IT press brought to light a brewing controversy around use and potential misuse of our Social Insurance Number (the 'SIN' - Canadian equivalent of USA's Social Security Number) by organizations of all types seeking an easy-to-use unique identifier of individuals. Everyone agreed that the SIN was indeed the best identifier that satisfied the need for easy data processing applications. The controversy was of course centred around the potential for misuse of the SIN. One recalls the arguments advanced back then.
Everybody loves a Swiss Army Knife. I certainly do, cherish mine, keep it clean and sharp and in my pocket every day. It's trusty, reliable, does exactly what I ask it to do and it's the quick, easy, ideal solution for so many things. There are lots of other solutions out there - niche, one-trick pony tools I could use - but why would I wear a jingling tool belt full of them as I go about my white-collar business every day? Nope, the Swiss Army Knife is exactly what I need.
The best advice ever given in real estate is to focus on ‘Location, Location, Location’. The same sentiment holds true when evaluating your options for a Colocation Data Center in a densely-populated, international business hub like Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Be at the epicentre, where everything happens.
But what comes next? The next critical differentiator regarding Colocation is how ‘connected’ your Data Center is to your End Users, Partners, and the wider world of major Internet and Cloud Exchanges.
Let’s take a look at what that means:
Today's news via Brian Krebs http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/01/wendys-probes-reports-of-credit-card-breach/ is suspicion of a payment card breach at Wendy's. Not good - for Wendy's and anyone else potentially snared in the loop - but neither is it surprising.
A few years ago, when I was still a regular - even happy - user of my faithful BlackBerrys (the model numbers escape me now) I was glad to download and activate any app that I might find useful. So, following my lengthy experience with the desktop online banking service, when my bank offered online access to banking services via their new mobile app, I was quick to download, personalise, grant its (or rather, agree to its request for) permissions and use it, frequently.