IT security to go offshore. Maybe

Following the often daily check of the register, I picked up on the article IT security to go offshore. Maybe. In my experience checking firewall logs and device logs to see if any one’s hacked your device has got to be one of the most tedious tasks around. Tools such as log looker etc could be deployed to replace the manual tasks, but there’s tons of other security tasks that are equaly as dull. I’m sure it is a function you could outsource or reduce your costs on by ‘offshoring’.

There’s still a big debate as to whether ‘offshoring’ has a benefit on the home economy. Most of the reports I read state that following ‘offshoring’ the economy benefits, but I bet it’s difficult to get that message through to somebody when it’s thier job that’s being ‘offshored’

VOIP Central

It’s a news and commentary site on all things Voice Over IP that launched on Monday. It’s hosted (what ever that means) by kevin Werbach. The site appears to be a blog format, with articles based around the emerging VOIP space. Note to Rob; drop a link out to the voice guy’s in my team.

Smart Phones sales growing

Sales in PDA’s are slumping, but sales in smart phones are growing with the Treo 600 making up a large proportion of Plamone’s sales. HP is winning the PDA market with a 24.8% growth in hand held sales. Just from general surfing around it’s clear that the Treo 600 is a hugely successful product and lots of people who previously had no experience of either a smart phone or PDA, have taken the leap with the Treo.

My own experience now of the treo is a good one, but I couldn’t cope with just a single device. The 610 looks an interesting device but I’m not sure whether it’d be worth upgrading to it. My own preference is for two devices, I use the Treo for day-to-day business, the integrated calendar etc is priceless, but at the weekend, lugging such a large device around is not something I enjoy. I’m always a bit nervous carrying a device with all my contacts etc on, down to the pub. Therefore, I’ve got an Ericsson T610 (too many 610’s!), which I use at weekends or for evenings out. This suits me much better than having just a single device, even though the Treo is a cool product, which adds a great deal of flexibility to my everyday productivity.

even though I was a

even though I was a beta tester for typepad I never took up thier offer of a cheaper blog. But I’ve gone back and had another play with their free trial period. I intend to see how good I can make the basic package look and then make a decision on whether to just archive of this blog, or maybe keep it going for stuff that doesn’t fit the new one..not sure.

But I’m gonna go look again at some of the blogs I like and see what I like about them and try and replicate that over a firewal