Sightedness: The Lesson

The lesson from the party hall and what people from different vocations see on entering is that people are quick to see what they’ve been trained to see, and are slow (and sometimes unable) to see that which they haven’t got the training to see. All the cues […]

Sightedness: What Can You See?

A friend invites you to a party on Saturday night. You get yourself ready and turn up at the appointed time, entering a brightly lit, resplendently decorated party hall filled with people chatting in small groups while an orchestra plays a selection of the best classical music. As […]

Goals Not Tools

Several years ago at the Australian SharePoint Conference (hosted by ShareThePoint), Lou Zulli presented a session called Making Sure That the SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste. One of his points created an a-ha in my head. This was his point: Make things easier. […]

Data Breaches – It’s Not Just Hackers

In the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations around the world, data breaches are a topic of concern. In all cases, the regulators do not want data breaches to happen (because it goes against the data protection mandate), and generally speaking, there is a requirement […]

Hyperfish Acquired by LiveTiles

Last year I wrote about Hyperfish a couple of times (Introduction, Beyond Active Directory, and Thoughts on Collecting Expertise). I was interested to note that LiveTiles acquired Hyperfish late last week: Headquartered in New York, LiveTiles is the market leader in intelligent workplace software empowering organizations across the […]

GDPR: To Whom Does GDPR Apply?

Article 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states: Territorial Scope 1. This Regulation applies to the processing of personal data in the context of the activities of an establishment of a controller or a processor in the Union, regardless of whether the processing takes place in […]

And So It Begins … By Shutting the Gate

That’s one way to deal with the requirements of GDPR (hat tip, BBC): A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect. The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying […]