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Posts published in September 2017

Cloud Computing – The Refute

Cloud is great, but when you know what you are doing, think about alternatives (Blippex, 2013).   What is Cloud? “The cloud” is a term given to pay as you go – or pay monthly – off premises computing services that provide either hosting or storage to it’s user base.…

Auditing Organisational Information Systems – Security

Auditing an organisation’s information systems is a vital part of operating a business at any decent scale. Particularly from a security standpoint (Mohamed ElBorno, n.d.). Information systems have many different facets and each organisation operates slightly differently, so while auditing can be handled the same on general shared traits, more…

Biometric Technology

What is Biometric Technology? Biometric verification is any means by which a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits (Margaret Rouse, n.d.)   Such recognition usually falls into one of the main categories such as: Facial recognition Hand geometry Earlobe geometry Signature comparison Voice…

Copyright Compensation in the Internet Age

The original conception of copyright in 1710 (Craig Joyce, n.d.) was that it usually covers only the expression of a particular idea and not the idea itself, but this was a very long time ago, before the challenges of a digital society. Since then, copyright has had to encompass a…

Controlling employee digital access

Organisations of all sizes have taken to controlling what their employees can access in order to conserve computing resources, keep their employees focused 100 percent on the work they were hired to do and to make sure employees performance is high and as productive as possible (Cyberoam, n.d.).   However,…

Electronic monitoring in the workplace

Electronic monitoring is not a new thing, nor one that only affects the workplace. From closed circuit television (CCTV) in stores and down many streets, to similar surveillance in offices everywhere, we are constantly being monitored in all aspects of our lives.   Why and how employers are monitoring employees…