Author: Brian Greenberg

To Delete Or Not To Delete — That Is The Question

There seems to be confusion in corporate America about whether or not to delete data. On one hand, there are legal departments that advise keeping everything forever, and on the other are those that recommend deleting everything as a matter of policy as soon as possible — whacking away at files and folders on your file servers like a drunk landscaper whirling a weed whacker around your yard. Meanwhile, IT is stuck in the middle trying to develop and engineer systems to enforce ever-changing data retention policies.

beta tester

Not your beta tester!

Look, I don’t want to be a beta tester, but if I must, because you’re unable to create a reliable product on your own, then you better put in a working feedback mechanism.

This is Inbox Hell

I’ve recently been ruminating on, what seems to me as the abyss of inbox hell. Between my many email accounts, calendar invites, text messages, Facebook messages, LinkedIn messages, and everything...

What’s your identity worth to you?

Hacking is in the news nearly every day and people constantly reach out to ask me if their information is safe. Are they at risk? What can they do to be more protected? Should they get a VPN or use Tor?

The best thing to do is to start simply. Begin with your passwords. Do you have good passwords on your accounts?

Cloud Services

Orphaned Data, Ghost Accounts, and their mysteries solved.

Ever look for a friend or colleague on LinkedIn only to find that he as two separate profiles that are each his? He’s got one profile that’s current and an older one from when he had a different job. Ever wonder why he did that?

I’ll tell you why. He didn’t do it on purpose, he did it because he’s short-sighted, forgetful, and doesn’t understand data.

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