Articles By Matthew Friedman

The Next Big threat

The pimply-faced hacker kid living in his parents' basement, and spending his nights alternating between reruns of Star Trek and virus coding has grown up. He's now an accomplished programmer with expertise to

Published on: June 19th, 2006 Matthew Friedman

Storage is your Business

Forget everything that you learned about storage back in the days when bits and bytes lived in discrete little hard drives attached to discrete little computers that may or may not have been

Published on: March 29th, 2006 Matthew Friedman

The missing link

As manager of the Canadian RFID Centre in Markham, Ont. Ray Paskauskas doesn't just like to talk about the benefits of Radio Frequency Identification technology to the supply chain, he likes to show

Published on: November 18th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

5 Technologies You’ll Be Using Soon…

If there is one thing you can count on when it comes to business technology, it's this: whatever technology you use now will be enhanced or supplanted by some new, more powerful technology.

Published on: October 26th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Anatomy Of An Exploit

Network security is afflicted by two bogeymen, viruses and hackers,” says Justin Peltier, senior security consultant at Peltier Associates. “Everything that goes wrong is blamed on them.”Admittedly, the vast majority of enterprise security

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Eyes Wide Shut

In 1999, personal information about Air Miles rewards cardholders found its way off the company's servers and into the hands of third-parties. From 2001 until 2004, personal account information about CIBC customers was

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

The Plug-in Gatekeeper

It’s hard to argue with the plug-and-play promise of the latest generation of network security appliances. For enterprises of any size, the idea that security could be as simple as dropping a small,

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

State Of Siege

Catch yourself before you say, “it can’t get any worse than this.” It can.The one thing that’s absolutely certain about network security is that, no matter how well you prepare for the threats

Published on: October 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Still Truckin’

It's a technology that works and, in the risk-averse 21st Century, that's what counts. EDI is, at least for now, alive and kicking.“It's like the Energizer Bunny,” says Rico Giovannini, vice-president of sales

Published on: September 26th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

The great divide

How well your enterprise security works depends, it seems, on whom you ask. Most corporate users are confident that they have security nailed, and that they're doing a good job observing corporate security

Published on: May 9th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

This year’s model

The idea that storage technology is going to be blazing hot in 2005 might seem a little strange to those of us who never think about storage until there isn't enough of it.

Published on: March 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Garbage in garbage out

Garbage in, garbage out — if your input data is garbage, then your output data will be just as much rubbish. That's something enterprises have to consider closely when the time comes to

Published on: March 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Storage by design

There's nothing like a space program to give the term ""mission-critical"" that little extra sense of urgency. It isn't much of a stretch to say that, for the St-Hubert, Quebec-based Canadian Space Agency,

Published on: March 4th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

Buyer Beware

The most maddening thing about Oracle's on-again-off-again hostile takeover of PeopleSoft was the way it just kept going on, like a bad TV miniseries during sweeps week. ""It's unnerving for customers,"" says Paul

Published on: February 7th, 2005 Matthew Friedman

What’s your IQ?

What's your IQ? It's not a facetious trivial question in this age of enterprise data integration and one-to-one marketing. Information quality is one of those issues that data-addicted companies would rather not think

Published on: November 9th, 2004 Matthew Friedman