Is there a future for Product Certifications?

Often, when I talk to customers, product certification is one of the key themes they want to address. Especially they want to know about our commitment to Common Criteria and whether our products are certified. Typically we certify an operating system on Common Criteria EAL 4+ – the highest level, which seems achievable for multi-purpose…

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IT outsourcing most affected by data leaks – What about the Cloud?

I recently asked in a panel, where the difference is between Cloud Computing and classical outsourcing – I kind of became unpopular because this is simply uncool… But I stick with it (knowing there are differences) but the difference is not that big in my opinion. So, reading this article IT outsourcing most affected by…

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Launching Office Subscription

Yes, I know: It is US-only at the moment but it might nevertheless pretty interesting for you: We announced yesterday that we will launch a subscription-based Office version called Equipt. Here is an extract from the announcement: Initially code-named “Albany,” Microsoft Equipt offers consumers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions…

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Legal Challenges of International Business and the Cloud

To start with: I am an engineer not a lawyer – and this might be part of the problem… When I started to think about the Cloud and security and thought about all the work I do with Law Enforcement and the challenges they face. Additionally, I started to think about the legal challenges we…

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