Friday, July 24, 2009

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Write a caption - win some bucks

NetVision is holding a contest - write a caption for their cartoon and you could win $1000.

Piece of cake, you say. You doodle cartoons and captions all through the weekly staff meeting anyway - why not got money for it? Well, there are some qualifications:

"Entrants must be actively employed as an Active Directory administrator by a company with more than 100 employees at the time of submission."

Think of that, though, as limiting the competition. Go for it!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Who knew Hospitality suites could do that?

In a posting on the Burton Group Catalyst website, Mountain View's Centrify says:

Visit Centrify in our Hospitality Suite in Aqua 311 on Wednesday, July 29!
More than 1000 enterprise customers, including 38% of the Fortune 50, have selected the Centrify Suite to improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives, and centrally secure their heterogeneous computing environment.

I usually visit the suite to eat, drink and play games. Who knew you could also "improve IT efficiency, strengthen regulatory compliance initiatives, and centrally secure [your] heterogeneous computing environment"! I'm gonna be first in line...

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Monday, June 08, 2009

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verification: All a Twitter

Twitter news is usually well below my radar, but today's post on the Twitter Blog does deserve some comment.

It seems that Twitter will be rolling out a "verification service" this summer as a way to combat celebrity (and other) impersonators. Why the impersonations should be a problem (since most that I've heard of are patently obvious fakes), I don't know. Except, of course, that Twitter could be sued (and has been) for allowing them.

While the verification service is being rolled out, Twitter advises: "Another way to determine authenticity is to check the official web site of the person for a link back to their Twitter account." That's provided, of course, that the "official" web site has been properly verified!

Not everyone will get the "Verified by Twitter" mark, though, as "...due to the resources required, verification will begin only with a small set." But we are assured that "The experiment will begin with public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation." I'll be waiting for my invitation...

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Monday, January 07, 2008

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Big fish, little pond?

A Press Release I just read promotes L-1 Identity Solutions decision to acquire Bioscrypt, which is referred to as "Bioscrypt Inc., the leading provider of enterprise access control solutions headquartered in Ontario Canada,..."

I wonder how many other providers of enterprise access control solutions are headquartered in Ontario? :)


Thursday, August 09, 2007

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SSO - the South Park version

Leigh Dodds, the CTO at Ingenta, presented a great slide deck at the June meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) meeting in San Francisco. And I thought those guys were dull! But anyone who can cover Shiboleth, OpenID and Cartman in a 25 slide tour-de-force can't be called dull!

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