Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's the Vision Thing, Stupid!

Let's face it: "It's the software, stupid!" gets almost a million hits
on Google.

And I don't want to belittle software. Software is important.
Software is what processes your data, and unfortunately, software
is horribly badly designed and rushed to marked long before it is
ready. Your data is at risk? Blame software. It's easy, and you
can be 99% sure you are right. Those are pretty good odds.

But think about where you were when "ILOVEYOU" hit. When
I wrote "JustBeFriends", we assumed that Microsoft would blame
the victim, as they had every previous time. Instead, Microsoft
changed direction and started caring about security. Bad news for
me, good news for Microsoft.

This is a blog post. It will not answer all your questions. But it
will make the following points:

(1) virtualization is important,
(2) your data is what matters,
(3) the world is changing,
(4) there are no time machines or magic wands.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.


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