Articles By Derek Slater

Why ‘Black Hats’ are winning app security war

Why ‘Black Hats’ are winning app security war

I wanted very much to write a column about how we've reached a turning point regarding application security. It wasn't...

November 17th, 2008 Derek Slater
Lack of confidence points to poor security

Lack of confidence points to poor security

Feeling insecure about your organization's information security? In this case, perception may be everything. Last fall, an information security survey...

May 31st, 2004 Derek Slater
CSO job interviews: the sleaze factor

CSO job interviews: the sleaze factor

And you thought you were actually interviewing for a job — sucker! It's a shady strategy: interviewing CSO candidates for...

February 3rd, 2004 Derek Slater
Y2K – Darwinism for IS?

Y2K – Darwinism for IS?

Contrary to all the doomsday prophesies, the dreaded "year 2000 problem" is the best thing that ever happened to the...

February 1st, 2001 Derek Slater
Companies unsure of their supply chain strategy: survey

Companies unsure of their supply chain strategy: survey

One: Most everybody knows that supply chains are ripe for transformation and are a critical strategic area for the Internet...

October 31st, 2000 Derek Slater
Middleware Demystified

Middleware Demystified

Confused about middleware? Welcome to the very large club. It's a term that expands and contracts in meaning over time...

October 31st, 2000 Derek Slater
The Shape of IT Things to Come

The Shape of IT Things to Come

Xerox Corp.'s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is famous for innumerable IT inventions, including the first GUI. We recently caught...

October 25th, 2000 Derek Slater
Maybe It

Maybe It

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is now comfortably on the backlash side of the hype cycle. Various studies and articles decry...

September 30th, 2000 Derek Slater
Let’s Get…Vertical?

Let’s Get…Vertical?

Business-to-business exchanges have the potential to slash costs out of the supply chain and nobody is more excited about that...

August 31st, 2000 Derek Slater
Selling Software Subscriptions

Selling Software Subscriptions

Most folks don't buy a house by writing a single cheque upfront; monthly instalments are the usual way to make...

July 31st, 2000 Derek Slater