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Tell an Amazing Story

… The final question was prescient, we’ve all run around looking for the next new marketing technique to try – “What new marketing techniques have you seen?” Complete silence from the panel. Someone proffered “Pinterest” and people nodded, and then a unanimous chorus from the panelists “Tell an amazing story.” It’s as simple and as … Continue reading

Pasta With Turkish-Style Lamb and Yoghurt Sauce

One of my favourite dishes – I skip the eggplant normally and add a disinterrogated lemon and lemon zest to the yoghurt sauce: 1 large eggplant, about 1 pound, in 1/2 -inch cubes 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, more to taste 3 fat garlic cloves, minced 1 … Continue reading


This is my favourite all time blog post from my friend Ramon Chen – it vividly describes the difference between an enterprise sales model and a cloud subscription based one. There’s probably an equally hilarious description of the on-premise versus cloud from an implementation perspective, perhaps I will take a stab. Meanwhile enjoy: Diary of a Cloud … Continue reading

Providing voltage to data security

http://www.greensheet.com/company_profiles.php?flag=display_profile&id=371 oltage Security Inc., an enterprise security company, calls itself a global leader in next-generation information encryption derived from breakthrough research in mathematics and cryptographic systems. Voltage’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE), tokenization, data masking and stateless key management solutions deliver data-centric security that travels with the data itself. Voltage said over 850 enterprise-class customers in retail, banking, … Continue reading

Interview at RSA 2009 on Security, PCI and the Economy

RSA Conference 2009: Stories, Podcasts, Interviews Offer New Insights on Security, Risk Management, and Banking Issues – Bank Info Security

Switching Mobile Devices

Last June, along with many BlackBerry addicts I rushed out and bought the brand new BlackBerry Curve. This was a beautiful smartphone – memory slot, video and music playback, push email and a nice camera with flash and GPS – plus it did email too. About 28 days later I went out and bought the … Continue reading

AIDS/Lifecycle Ride

Our head of professional services, Dave Mulligan is doing the AIDS/LifeCycle ride – it’s a 7-day, 545-mile (yes, really) bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for organizations that help people living with HIV and AIDS. You can follow his progress here.

Voltage offers public key encryption without certificates

Voltage Security has an encryption plan that it says avoids the need for cumbersome databases of public keys and certificates, by making public keys as needed, from users’ identities.