Warren Lee

Articles by Warren Lee

Savvy SMBs plan for data management

Last month, in the first of a series of articles exploring the choices that smaller and mid-tier companies face in the burgeoning market for data management products and services, we...

Does zero-day mean zero response?

The time it takes for a known vulnerability to be exploited by some sort of malware has fallen precipitously in the past three years. From the time that the vulnerability became known, the Slammer worm took six months to hit, Sasser took three weeks, and the Witty worm took two days. One of 2005

Spear phishing targets enterprise

Despite the funny name, phishing is no joke. In the last year, approximately 1.2 million computer users in the U.S. felt the pain of being hooked by a phishing exploit, according to a recent report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), an industry association set up to fight this threat. Losses added up to almost a billion dollars.

Senior manager of security product management at Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Managed Security Services

Outsourcing of IT security services will increase dramatically over the next five years despite fears about turning over the keys to the company to an outside entity. IDC Canada estimates that the market for security services in Canada was $436 million in 2004. By 2009, says Joe Greene, IDC Canada

Piecing together the data management puzzle

What are the key elements of an effective data management strategy? And what can SMBs learn from the experience of large enterprises, some of which have been tackling these issues since the 1970s? This is the first in a series of articles that investigates this issue comprehensively.

Data visualization techniques add impact to BI

Graphical representations of data are powerful decision-support tools. Their immediate visual impact and ability to provide context also make them very efficient communications media. For these reasons, graphics have become a staple of business intelligence (BI) applications.

One size won

There is a need for custom BI packages that fit individual firms

Business Intelligence branches out

Business intelligence (BI), it seems, has been wrested from the hands of elite business analysts and executive decision makers and pressed into service in call centres, sales forces and other customer-facing service organizations. The early results indicate that this is a winning strategy.

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