Author Archives | Kevin Bohan

The micro market crash, brought to you by social media

Just over a week ago, the U.S. stock market plunged in early afternoon trading with the S&P 500 losing $121 billion of its value within minutes. This happened after a fake tweet appeared on the Associated Press’s twitter feed describing a terror attack on the White House.  During the momentary plunge, the Dow fell 145 […]

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Apple can do what $27 billion in Federal funding hasn’t

The “Consumerization of IT” was an employee-led revolution.  Personal and business technology were leveraged by the employees to improve their own productivity, forcing IT to respond to ensure corporate standards were followed and intellectual property was protected. IT played catch up because they had no choice. Let’s take that example and consider the challenge to […]

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Avoiding another 9/11 moment

In a speech last week, U .S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta shocked many people with how real the threat is of a cyber attack on the U.S. and our infrastructure. In his talk to the Business Executives for National Security, Panetta painted a picture of an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss […]

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Data: You can’t get it back once it’s gone

You’d have to be on another planet to miss the stories of data loss by major companies. It seems amazing that this could happen in an age of encryption, fire walls, and hyper-high tech security. Yet it does. As a consumer and technology professional, I’ve witnessed first hand that Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software, designed […]

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An ounce of B2B prevention

Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Franklin made the statement. Many use the quote when referring to health, but Franklin actually was addressing fire safety. At the time, Philadelphia had a very poor record for fire prevention. Franklin’s concept resulted […]

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