Desktop on Demand, a remote desktop service launched by Security Firm De Futuro, aims at providing IT and document management teams with a full office suite, enhanced privacy and file sharing functionality.Apart from replacing one potential Big Brother with one, the mere use of such a service could be regarded as a black mark against the individual ... if you use this you must have something to hide about your web traffic ... leaking sensitive info, porn, money laundering.
The additional privacy inherent in the product is the result of a remotely hosted Web browser, which eliminates the possibility of the user's usage habits being tracked by the ISP.
"Our users surf from behind the curtain of our domain," explained Paresh Morjaria, managing director of De Futuro. "As a result, web browsing is once more anonymous. This is a huge benefit for users concerned about Big Brother peeping into their Web usage records. From here information can be derived that could negatively impact on their employment opportunities, insurance prospects or relationship with current employers.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
With this innovation you pay in advance for the discount, pay for the snapper, pay for reloading, pay for reloader device on your computer. I am tempted to move back to Christchurch where they have had the free metrocard and larger discount for years. That is without worrying about the leakage facilitated by unproven security of the card.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Thursday, 3 April 2008
From the examples given by John
|2 Apr - Wed 10:00AM-10:45AM||Gets date wrong (time of day ok)|
|Thu, 11/15/07 - Fri, 4/11/08||ok|
Every Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 a.m
|Sat., Apr. 05, 9:00 AM Registration/Preview, 10:00 AM Live Auction||ok|
|2nd Saturday of every other month, 10:00 am-12:00 pm||ok|
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
The Intalio|On Demand servers are powerful enough to run hundreds of thousands of process instances concurrently. Each server has the equivalent of 1.7 GB of memory, 160 GB of storage, CPU capacity of a 32-bit 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor.
The underlying operating system is rPath Linux, following the Just enough Operating System (JeOS) principle. "This makes the appliance more efficient, smaller, more secure and higher performing than an application running under a full general purpose OS (Wikipedia, JeOS)". The Intalio|On Demand software appliance contains a bare minimal Java 1.5, Open SSH, and Intalio|Server.
The compute power comes from the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) which gives a fair amount of assurance that capacity and connectivity will be there when you need it.
An organisation using this as a production solution will need to consider its exposure to
- failure in the cloud removing access to fundamental business process engine and related dashboard information
- privacy and security of data passing through a commercial computing host in a jurisdiction that may not have the same legislative protections as your business domicile