Information overload? Data Deluge? ALERT!

Information overload? Data Deluge? ALERT!

Gartner, A leading Analyst firm reports: Average storage per household will grow from Continue reading

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Backup and Recovery for Personal Information

Panic and inconvenience or Disaster? Shocking! Toy Story 2 Almost Never Happened!

I normally do not quote Parez Hilton, but Continue reading

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Information Overload – Personal Information and an IBM White Paper

If you don’t believe me, Believe IBM!
Information overload is a reality. I am connecting the dots here. The issues are the same when it relates to both Personal Information Management and Enterprise information management.

Excerpts from a White Paper just released by IBM: The Coming Storage Armageddon: What Your Continue reading

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Cloud Storage and Personal Information Management Strategy

Personal Information Management – “PIM Coach tip of the day”.

Google is about to announce the specifics of their increased on-line storage capabilities. Microsoft is pushing their online storage for individuals and Small and Mid size business. Proceed with caution. Here’s why… Continue reading

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“Pros and Cons of BYOD”

“Pros and Cons of BYOD”

I am an expert in Personal Information Management – PIM. The risks associated with BYOD are great. AND surprise… the risks go both ways.

RISKS to the Enterprise:
1.) Security Breaches.
2.) Bots, Bugs, Trojan Horses, Malware, etc.. Does the Iranian Centrifuge incident ring a bell? Extreme example to be sure, but corporate sabotage is a very real threat.
3.) Corporate embarrassment. An employee has illegal content (Pornography, Corporate secrets of another firm.) on their device. The device is confiscated for legal purposes, discovery in a court case for example. This could be made public.
4.) Very real “opportunity loss” scenario: A sales Rep is using their iPad 3 while they are on a Sales Call at HP, Dell, Samsung, Google or any competitor with a tablet offering. Same for the phone they use. You could very easily lose the opportunity and never know why.
5.) Loss of productivity. Depending on the applications involved, not all applications may be usable on all devices. iOS cannot and will not read Flash is a good example. A corporations training videos, and or demonstration materials are in flash. Won’t work in the Apple world.
6.) Cost associated with potentially needing to re-write code into HTML-5 a platform agnostic platform.
7.) Support issues, and costs to support multiple platforms. May need to invest in several platforms in order to be able to replicate the problem in order to rectify it.

RISKS to the Employee:
See: http://pimcoach.com/predictions-by-2013-80-of-businesses-will-support-workers-using-tablets-personal-information-pim-ramifications/
1.) Personal devices will undoubtedly contain business information, making them eligible to be ceased in the case of a law suit. Discovery will mandate either temporarily or permanently confiscating the device for forensic purposes.
2.) The replacement of the device at issue may not be reimbursed by the company.
3.) You will undoubtedly have very personal information on your device. If it is confiscated, that information becomes of a public nature at the whim of the legal system.
4.) If the primary use of the personal device is of a business nature, and it is lost or stolen, the firm may not reimburse you for it.
5.) Backing up the information of your personal device will undoubtedly involve some business information. It is very difficult not to mix and segregate personal and business information. So, it follows that you may have business information on your back-up systems. This puts those systems at risk of confiscation in the case of litigation and discovery as addressed in #1.
6.) You as an individual get let go. The corporation, or Agency knows you have sensitive information on your phone, notebook, PC and or tablet. IF the information is of a very sensitive nature, and it is critical to Homeland Security, or a State or Federal Agency, it may be confiscated on the spot. Then you are on the street with no tools. When was the last time you backed up all your systems? And put the information in a “Safe Place”? You will never get those back!!
7.) Use all front end security measures to secure your devices. You do not want to be the individual that carries in the Trojan horse virus. It happened at Sun Microsystems in about the year 2001. And the “Executive” got called on the carpet in front of approximately 9,000 employees for it.

CALL TO ACTION: Mitigate the risk:
Keep personal and business devices separate. Make sure you have a reasonable business and personal backup strategy. Execute that strategy on a regular basis. Have specific Corporate Policy that details what the “Exit” strategy is for employees BYOD tools. Always use security measures on your personal devices. The first thing you see when you pick up your phone or tablet… should be a screen that asks for a security code!!

Regards,
Peter

Peter Gailey
The PIMCoach

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Personal Information Management – Enterprise Scope and Scale, and you.

Personal Information Management is all about data. I have been trying to deliver the message that there is a “Data Deluge” happening in our personal lives. There is more data being generated than there is Continue reading

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New findings for small business relate to you as an individual.

Persoanl Information Management (PIM) by backing up your personal information and data is critical to your personal well-being. A recent article in the small business section of Foxbusiness.com illustrates how important the proper backup of data is for Continue reading

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Personal Information Management, Risk and strategy to avoid that risk

Personal Information Management – Risk and a strategy to avoid that risk

A study performed by Vanson Bourne and EMC (One of the top data Storage firms in the world.) found that, “Most UK companies don’t believe they can completely restore their data after downtime or data lost.” This is a frightening finding as it relates to us as individuals. Here’s why. Continue reading

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How to protect your personal information. PIM Tips

How to protect your personal information. Personal Information Management (PIM) safety tips to follow.

Your personal information management is your responsibility. No-one else cares, or is going to protect you from “Bad People” doing bad things to you. “A study conducted earlier this year by the Ponemon Institute revealed Continue reading

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Personal Information Management (PIM) tips

December 1st is upon us. Personal Information Management (PIM) tips for December.

1.) Pay your bills. Continue to automate your bill paying process
2.) Review and construct your financial planning moves in anticipation of year end.
3.) Start to gather Continue reading

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