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What is ‘value add’?

I’ve been hung up with office bingo for years and hate it when you hear words and phrases like scenario, paradigm shift and value-added.  The reason is that the phrases are meaningless buzzwords that people throw out to sound intelligent but often just sound like …

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FSA’s data hypocrisy

I had a fascinating conversation with a group of information security professionals yesterday.  We were talking around the issues of data leakage and covered a wide variety of subjects from accidental leakage to deliberate theft, from human frailties to ISO27001 standards, from the challenges of …

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FSA’s data hypocrisy

I had a fascinating conversation with a group of information security professionals yesterday.  We were talking around the issues of data leakage and covered a wide variety of subjects from accidental leakage to deliberate theft, from human frailties to ISO27001 standards, from the challenges of …

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SIA to compete with SWIFT

A mate pointed this out from International Banking Systems Journal, December/January issue:  "Italian payment network provider, SIA-SSB, is seeking to move firmly into SWIFT’s domain, with plans to extend its SIAnet broadband network. It is taking its current infrastructure, which provides connectivity between banks and …

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SIA to compete with SWIFT

A mate pointed this out from International Banking Systems Journal, December/January issue:  "Italian payment network provider, SIA-SSB, is seeking to move firmly into SWIFT’s domain, with plans to extend its SIAnet broadband network. It is taking its current infrastructure, which provides connectivity between banks and …

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The Britney Exchange

Due to the voracity of the stock markets and traders looking for new ways to wheel and deal, we will soon be trading in things we never thought of trading before.    For example, I was intrigued that Britney Spears has her own economy.  The …

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