Data Loss: 3 signs you no longer give a damn

Ok. I agree. That title is a little extreme. It is not that you don't care about data loss, it just hasn't happened to you. And all you hear is the noise. I hate noise. You do too, I am sure. And sometimes, if there is nothing you can do about it, you, like most people, tune out. I do it with my children. They are 20 months and six years old respectively. Noise, is what they … [Read more...]

Data Insurance: The anti-stupidity clause

Data Insurance

I have known that stupidity is expensive but there is nothing like hard core numbers to prove it.   Data insurance coverage that refuses  to cover damages is proof.   Four million dollars  worth of proof. But it is not that the insurer refused to pay. Oh, they paid. But, they changed their mind. They want their money back. And they have filed a counter claim that … [Read more...]

PON: There is nothing passive about this Network


When you think about passivity, the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) should not come to mind. 'PON', its nickname, is experiencing exponential growth and is on target to reach 33.3 billion by 2020. Need I say more?  [Further Reading: Six reasons to ride this wave] Just this month, Tellabs, a leading provider of the passive optical network (PON) solutions, announced a deploy in Park … [Read more...]

Healthcare security, Smallpox and the Slave

 "Cotton Mather's successful smallpox campaign was based on inoculation advice he received from a slave name Onesimus." -----The Boston Globe It sounds like Cotton may have had a shot of humility. More on that later. In February, Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurer, reported that 8.8  to 18.8 million people who were not customers could be impacted by their recent data … [Read more...]

GPON: coffee, bagels and your metro card


What does coffee, bagels and your metro card have to do with the Gigabit Passive Optical network (GPON)?  Oh, Everything and then some. What's the 'then some?' Convenience. Do you remember the last time your were inconvenienced? How did you feel? Recently, a media sales representative invited me to visit her office under false pretense. You probably hate her … [Read more...]