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Reengineering Freedom of Information Enquiry Handling

by SuperUser Account on 14 July 2016 08:00

The Freedom of Information Act was introduced at the turn of the Millennium. Fourteen (and a half) years on, it continues to be a costly resource consuming thorn in the side of our local authorities.

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Don’t Panic- Just Cleanse your data!

by SuperUser Account on 09 June 2016 08:00

Reading through worthy articles concerning ‘Big Data’ frightens a lot of people- not just the technologically illiterate. 

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Help for the common Man

by SuperUser Account on 09 January 2016 14:26

Don’t you love the stories concerning monumental misjudgements or fantastical increases in something- Bill Gates’s ‘640k ought to be enough for anybody’ or Decca rejecting the Beatles because ‘Guitar groups are on the way out.’ What about the moon landing? – ‘More memory in a car seat or wing mirror than in the Apollo moon landing.’ And of course the ever reliable Moore’s Law on Price, memory and computing power!

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Freedom Of Information Requests? Are you mad?

by SuperUser Account on 05 November 2015 22:00

It was a terrible game, scratching, fighting, spitting – and that was just the parents!! How many times have you heard people moaning about, Local Authorities or Government Department, complaining bitterly about their difficulty in getting information, the perceived intransigence and their belief that there is a secrecy policy at work...

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New Government Protective Marking Scheme- will it affect you?

by SuperUser Account on 05 November 2015 14:00

The old adage, “there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” is nearly always a sign of hope- usually a task nearly done or a difficult time nearly ended. Sadly in today’s world of massive data production and usage, its amusing retort, “let’s hope they are not train headlights coming towards us ,” is more apt.

The light which is bearing down on us is the new HMG Protective Marking scheme, its changes and how that will affect how we go about protecting...

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Castles in the Air.. Data Security Insider Threat

by SuperUser Account on 05 November 2015 13:00

The art of designing Castles in Medieval times was a skilled and complex task- Many Castles had Towers, Barbican entrances, Moats, fearsome entrances with machicolations....

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Prevention vs Monitoring

by SuperUser Account on 05 November 2015 13:00

Microsoft’s Rights Management Service technologies have been around since the days of Windows 2003 Server. It essentially helps organizations keep their information secure, both inside and outside of the organization, by protecting documents. In this blog post, we analyse the offering and how it differs from the protective... 

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Man Versus Machine- Hero or Villain?

by SuperUser Account on 05 November 2015 05:00

People of a certain age or with an interest in science and science fiction will remember the cuteness and the horror of the machines when it starts to look and think like a human. K-9, Dr Who’s faithful dog/machine who sacrificed himself for the Doctor. R2D2 and his erstwhile robot mate C3PO argued and bickered....

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The Truth about Data Breaches

by SuperUser Account on 04 November 2015 21:09

Most people’s parents taught them that honesty was a virtue. Benjamin Franklin is attributed the quotation ‘Honesty is the best Policy.’  Although the use of the word ‘policy’ may make people at Lloyds of London grimace as they pay out on some £2.1billion estimated insurance fraud every year...

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