Human Extract, Transform, and Load

HETL (Human Extract, Transform, and Load) Definition:  When an employee in the field captures data with a pen or pencil & paper, drives back to the office at the end of the workday, and manually transcribes the data into a back-end computer system. You’re probably thinking this is an antiquated phenomenon that disappeared decades ago with the advent of … Read more

The Meek Shall in Inherit the Smartphone World

Like the PC’s domination over Macs in decades past, low-cost devices for the masses will win the global smartphone war.  It won’t even be close. Most of the world population has to buy their device first, without the luxury of carrier subsidies.  This means devices with a lower hardware and software BOM cost will have the … Read more

Building your BYOD Baseline: Trust

Smartphones

Let’s talk about trust. So far, my BYOD guidance has been to give your employees a lot of value without allowing their devices to access your internal corporate network.  Frankly, the ability to trust any mobile device inside the firewall is a hard sell for security folks.  The closest I’ve ever seen was encrypted Windows Mobile … Read more