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The 1980s Marine Corps doctrine of Maneuver Warfare (MW) heavily focused on the concept of “surfaces and gaps.” Marines, which largely defined themselves with frontal tactical and operational attacks against fortified sites in World War II maritime campaigns, would aim to move through existing weaknesses in the enemy’s line in future campaigns rather than creating them.  Whatever the merits or demerits of MW, the concept has utility for explaining the nature of cyber threats that exist for most companies and organizations rather than exotic foreign cyberwar specialists or apocalyptic infrastructure-crashing attacks. The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Anonymous is going to take to infrastructure attacks, and elements from the groups themselves are threatening to black out the Internet to protest copyright measures. While these may cause massive pres... (more)

Agile Architecture

The English language is well known for its subtlety. Sometimes it’s a delight, but on other occasions it can be very frustrating. If I use the term Gothic Architecture you will immediately understand I am describing a style of architecture that flourished in medieval times. And if like me you are interested in ecclesiastical architecture you will know that this style was used in many of the great cathedrals and churches across Europe, which were distinctive because of key architectural patterns that enabled great increases in height and internal light of the buildings without inc... (more)

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - July 7, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly. This is an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. I believe that enterprise mobility and the M2M markets are converging. Both areas exchange wireless data with the enterprise. Both play important roles in enterprise asset m... (more)

Legacy Modernization and Transformation: Part 1 of 2

“Modernization,” or “Legacy Transformation / Modernization” is one of those catchy business propositions that everyone agrees with. Who does not want to modernize? The term “legacy” connotes rigid, difficult to maintain, and almost impossible to change without a long highly costly engagement. Legacy pertains to systems and applications that are either home-grown or point solutions that were acquired and extended. Legacy also deals with the increasingly aging baby boomers that are approaching retirement age. Maintaining legacy systems will become increasingly expensive as the kn... (more)

Infonomics and Using Information as a Competitive Advantage

Do you value and treat your enterprise information like it is a strategic asset?  Do you view your information logistics system (including your enterprise mobility system) as a competitive differentiator?  Enterprise mobility is more than just a convenience for people on the move.  It is about how to use information to optimize productivity and achieve competitive advantages.  How can the effective use of mobilized information change and improve your business? I have shared some of this article before, but I believe it is important enough to review.  In an insightful article by G... (more)

Prime Challenge Launched by Windows Azure to Find ‘Hidden’ Primes

Businesses, schools or individuals encouraged to search in the gaps between known prime numbers LONDON, 6th December 2013: The search for prime numbers has always been an important challenge for mathematicians, but now it is being opened up to all. Launched on 29th November (291113) by Microsoft Windows Azure the Prime Challenge invites businesses, schools, universities, clubs or individuals to search for 'hidden' primes. "The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long. Previously, the biggest prime number was 12 million digits long. It's a lot of di... (more)