GENERATIONS X,Y, Z AND THE OTHERS

We often use phrases or words that we don’t fully understand. Sometimes we even use words or phrases the meanings of which we are totally clueless. As people with a passion for words and language, that is generally not viewed as a desirable trait. Yet, the plain fact is we can’t have a detailed understanding of every word or phrase…particularly when the word belongs to the jargon of a larger body of knowledge. However, when that jargon is in use as often and frequently as the phrases “Gen X” or “Baby Boomer”, it seems especially important we have some reasonably good idea of what these terms actually mean. Although these phrases, as jargon, stem from the larger discipline of demographics, and are used most frequently by market researchers, the fact is everybody uses these words and phrases. In effect, these cue words or […]

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Pay Now, or Pay More Later – The real dilemma of IT security talent shortages

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cyber-attack. This is one of the key findings of the recent report by Kaspersky Lab based on the 2016 Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by the company. Beyond a measurable budget impact, a significant share of businesses is observing a growth in wages, a general shortage in expert availability, and a need for more specialists in the field.

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5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need To Ditch

Pick a subject, any subject, and there are myths and pure nonsense that someone will buy into. Birds will die if they eat the uncooked rice flung at newlyweds. (Nope) If you eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke simultaneously your stomach will explode. (Hardly) You only have one credit score. (Wrong) Napoleon was short. (At 5’ 6”, his height was average in his day). “President Obama was the founder of ISIS.” (Oh, come on Donald!) Cyber-security has its own set of misconceptions as well. Here are five.

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Temporary Tattoos That Control Your Phone

This tattoo is temporary, but it’s permanently changed people’s impressions of wearable tech. Meet DuoSkin, an innovation from MIT’s Media Lab and Microsoft Research. The metallic tattoos, inspired by trendy body art, let wearers use their skin as an interface for smartphones and computers. The product isn’t yet available to buy. At this stage, it’s the subject of a paper that will be presented at an upcoming wearables conference. That hasn’t stopped tech and fashion reporters alike from issuing an effusive “Sign me up.”

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