A “golden key” or a universal back door method, allows the bypassing of normal authentication in a product, computer system or algorithm. If used ethically it can be used for securing remote access to a computer system or for debugging purposes. The controversy surrounding golden key methodology stems from the fact that in the wrong hands, it can also open up physical access to those with malicious intent.
Major hardware manufacturers like Apple, Microsoft and Blackberry have taken publicly dissimilar positions on releasing universal back doors to their devices. As the world increasingly depends on devices supplied by these few suppliers, it is important to know where they stand, so you have an idea where your sensitive personal data is likely to end up. Read more +
Made available for preview during the summer of 2016, Microsoft Stream now allows businesses to upload and share videos to improve communication, participation and learning throughout their organization. We’ll investigate how the latest Office 365 offering can impact the workplace, and see it if delivers as Microsoft promises –to empower organizations with better ways to get work done.
With the development and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into our daily lives, ethics and bias quickly become main concerns. Both ethics and bias also make implementing artificial intelligence in a practical sense that more complicated. Whose definition of what is ethical are corporations programming their AI systems to default to? It’s highly unlikely that there will be a standard answer to this question across companies, industries and countries; especially considering the lack of diversity in the AI design world. Read more +
Bug bounties have good intentions but in a world where cyber warfare is a reality, it can lead to complex consequences were ethics and espionage come into play. When private companies compete to outbid each other’s bounties, it can create a dangerous playing ground that could potentially put million’s of users sensitive information at risk. Read more +
The Open Source community has been integral to the advancements we’ve seen in technology. Since enabling technology is essential to your business, it may be time to think further about how these tools are created, who profits, who contributes and more importantly, who doesn’t. Read more +
As part of Office 365’s productivity suite, Microsoft has extended its cloud based offerings with interactive calendar features. We’ll have a look at two separate calendar solutions, that will free up administrative duties, empower your clientele, and perhaps free up your phone lines. Eliminating the back and forth of scheduling communications with these solutions may make scheduling appointments and booking rooms much more efficient for your organization. Read more +
Data privacy and the governance of personal or business data is challenging to manage in today’s global landscape. Users generally entrust their data to third parties (i.e. Internet Service Providers). The level of privacy to be expected has caused much debate. Further complicating data sovereignty concerns, are world governments using their own interpretation of privacy laws. As a result there is often confusion and overreach during investigations where data is stored on other countries’ servers.
In what has been referred to as a landmark decision, an appellate court ruled this July that the US government could not obtain personal data held overseas by issuing a domestic warrant. Read more +
Microsoft’s relationship with the open source community used to be one that was met with resistance. But in recent years, Microsoft seems to be accepting open source with open arms as is evident by many recent announcements and changes. In SharePoint 2016, we will see yet another acknowledgment of the value open source can bring by the welcoming of previously unsupported file formats within its environment. Read more +
Microsoft has been striving to dominate the enterprise workforce, and continues to do so by offering more tools through Office 365. Office Sway is Microsoft’s latest presentation tool that is now available for free not only for Office 365 subscribers, but also for those using Windows 10, iPhone and iPads. Here at Compulite our collaboration team goes beyond providing computer services, and have highlighted the top 3 reasons you need to explore Sway: Read more +
Later this year, Windows users will be able to see first-hand how Microsoft has kept its traditional Office experience intact, while moving towards a mobile, cloud centric world. Mac users with an Office 365 subscription have already had the chance to review what’s new or improved within the suite. For those who have yet to examine the new components, Compulite’s consulting services practice has broken down all the new or improved features users can anticipate.