Saturday, November 5, 2011

Information Security and Management

Information security and information management is one very crucial thing nowadays. As the world gets more and more interconnected and information readily available, the need to secure and manage this information is growing.

Mobile devices are even making these even more challenging. Just a few days ago, a friend of mine lost a mobile device with it configured all information to mobile banking, social networking configuration and anything that has something to do with online.

How far would you tighten security or loosen it? Policies are very important then. Policies at all levels and how much information can be given freely or information to be secured is very important. The bigger challenge here is that more executives and middle managers think that it is solely the responsibility of Information Technology experts or worst the Information Technology Departments. Well think again.

Determining value and the importance of information can better be determined by data creators, owners and users. So, the next time you think about information security, it's not solely the responsibility of one department but rather it is an organizational responsibility to management and secure it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

IOS 5 is here

Just heard that IOS 5 has been released. Update is now available. Updating my iPod touch and iPad. ;-)

Monday, October 10, 2011

A first taste of internet....

Although Internet started in the 1950's and 60's, the first time it landed in the Philippines was in early of 1995 and two schools were the first recipients of  internet. These were the University of San Carlos - Technological Center in Cebu City and University of the Philippines, in Diliman, Quezon City.  The rest followed after that.  

I was one of the more fortune ones to ever first try it out since I was a working scholar of the University of San Carlos assigned to the Computer Lab. It was not until when two years after I graduated when I had the taste of the first popular internet broswer which has a symbol above. Can anyone still remember this logo? :-)

Saturday, October 8, 2011


"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They should somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

Friday, October 7, 2011

Remembering the past... The Apple II

I guess some of you still remembers this. ;-) Well I have used this sometime in my lifetime and believe me, I have written thousands of lines of codes for this machine using Apple Basic which was preloaded into the system. I use to write programs for this machine during my High School days. ;-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Farewell Steve Jobs...

Today the world mourns the passing of one of the greatest minds in the world. The person who inspired me during my younger years to become who I am. A symbol of innovation, perseverance and intellect. The man behind the company symbol, "the apple with a bite". My idol... Steve Jobs.

Since I was twelve, I already had an experience with the inventions he created, the Apple II computer. Working side by side with my personal TRS-80 computer and Texas Instrument TI/99A, I was able to compare these three and that time, the Apple Computer was already years ahead of the rest. And as I type this blog on the i-Pad 2 loaded with the Blogger+ software, I can't help but think how these things have touched my life and the life of others. We will miss you Steve and we will always remember you...

I dedicate this blog to you... Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm back with my new Tab... Goodbye Galaxy...

I'm Back Again...

New devices are making things easy. Today, I just finished configuring my new device. The apple of my eye so to speak in the IT world. ;-) I even bought a wireless keyboard for it. Ah...The convenience of being wireless. It's so amazing this tablet technology is but again it's never about the device. Rather, it's about how people use the device to maximize productivity and improve on performance. I am loving my new iPad. It's just simple awesome and very light and fast. ;-) But still love to play with the android though... ;-) But wait... IOS5 is coming mid-fall.... Will to wait it out... ;-)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The inconveniece of convenience

There is always inconvenience when it comes to making things convenient for organization to take control of software applications/programs running in support to operations.

One example I can site are programmers. Programmers are like artist. But if you don't tame this artist and set your objectives straight, you get unwanted results and horror stories even beyond the artist's imagination. For year IT Managers and Business Owners has been trying to tame these artist and most if not always, managers, corporations, and business owners always get stuck with software applications which are either too complex, too difficult to modify or even at most impossible to work with.

Documentation is a one way of setting the pace and controlling them. By experience, this is has been proven effective. To make it even more effective, systems analyst does the documentation and set standards.

But in an organization I work for, there are other factors that affects systems development. Even changing political priorities can in one way or the other affect design and change the requirement overnight. Standards is also one very important element that should be introduced and strictly implemented. With that said, it makes this job interesting at the same time challenging. Cheers to my team!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fuel Rationing. Is this the right solution?

Early this morning fuel prices again have risen to new record highs. I'm taking the public transport to help ease in my own small way the inefficient way of consuming fuel by going to the office alone inside my car. I normally drive alone simply because like any other household people will always have have different destinations and work schedules. The Department of Energy is planning of issuing cards to ration fuel consumption at the same time monitor it to be able to better assess the current fuel consumption of the motoring public.

In my opinion I find this too short-termed. You can't just keep to rationing when there is a price surge or when there is a shortage. You can not just simply keep on collecting data. You have to find real solutions to real problems. As everybody knows fuel can be transformed into energy and this energy is what sustains economic security and social stability. National governments should find specific and attainable solutions to this fuel crises that is being felt everywhere. Alternative fuel sources are abundant it is just that we can not keep a blind eye to this. We need to tap these sources. We need to revamp laws that oppose to the development and usage of these.

We need to create an infrastructure of an effective and efficient mass transportation system to carry people and goods to places where it is needed and wanted. Of course there are no.straight and simple solutions to that but we have to try. We have to manage and balance everything putting with the utmost importance the protection of the environment we live in because this is the only home we have. We need to show future generations and educate them what is right if we are to survive as people living on this planet. We need change.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Installed blogger for My Android Tablet Phone.

Still up this late. Can't sleep. Got a text from my honey in Bacolod. She just went home from the office. So what do you do when you're up? You tinker around with your devices. One thing I remember was that I haven't posted any new entry on my blog. Too busy and internet at the office is vey slow. Still waiting for my line upgrade.

So, remembering that I had downloaded several useful tool on my android tablet but forgot to download something for my blog. So I went inside the Android market and started to search and found this application called Blogger-droid. I immediately downloaded the apps and configure it. Now I can blog anytime anywhere through my android phone. Pretty cool. I love it. Not that easy to use but adequate for me. Now I have no excuse not updating this blog. Cheers to the maker of this app!
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