I'll let you all in on a secret. The big tech companies don't keep their websites perpetually available because of magic. These companies are able to serve their users on the web so consistently because of a few specific strategies.
There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.
As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.
In an age when all the world's knowledge seems to be at one's fingertips, it might be difficult to envision a bygone era when retrieving information meant a slow, laborious, manual slog through printed materials. For scientists and scholars in the 1950s, the task was especially arduous.
In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.
In a world where one lost file can mean a death knell for your business, losing money investing in bad IT may be the least of your concerns compared to the chance that your data were to vanish overnight.