Articles By Mike Gifford

How small enterprises can leverage open-source to build for the enterprise

A few years ago I was told by someone at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that they were looking for companies to do business with that were as big as they were, or

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Mike Gifford

The negative correlation between time and your online security

Is your website secure? Most organizations assume that their site is, but most often this is based on assumptions rather than evidence. One element that many organizations misjudge is time. If we look

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Don’t be your company’s lone security hero – form an A-Team

Many of you will remember the A-Team and how their crazy team was able to overcome impossible challenges. Well, web security is a next to impossible challenge and organizations can’t expect a single

Published on: January 13th, 2016 Mike Gifford

The web’s gotten complicated

So you have a website, how many third-party organizations are involved in making it run? It’s easy to forget about them, but third-party agencies are ultimately going to be supporting your site. Most

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Security: web hosting and development

It’s not too surprising that the web is more complicated than most people are aware. There are some who probably still think that there is a single server delivering files that are just like

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Here is how code affects persons with disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is not a day we generally take to the street, even among those of us who work or live with disabilities.  I’m hoping we can use this

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 Mike Gifford