It's always been my ambition to reduce the amount of paper that we produce, for me the paperless office is more than just a pipe dream it's a goal that we should try to reach, albeit one that's probably impossible to attain. Here at Convallis Software we've done a reasonable job of reducing the paper that we produce, our printer is rarely used although I'd prefer to say never.
There are many forms of investment that we make in our tech, fiscal, intellectual and sometimes emotional. We can relatively easily measure our fiscal investment as we generally know what we've spent on a PC or application, but what about the intellectual investment that we have made in our tech?
In my last couple of posts I've been writing about a problem I encountered when I moved into the 64 bit world of computing, but still had to work with a 16 bit DOS program and analyse its reports.
We've recently been discussing a project where one of the concerns was to tighten up on user authentication. The customer raised the concern that by expecting the user to enter just a user name and password that the proposed web application wouldn't be secure enough for the confidential nature of their data, as such an alternative security technique was wanted.
Spam, we can't seem to get away from it. Almost all are unwelcome and there is little we can do about it beyond relying on a decent filter. So what can you do when you want to evaluate some software or a service but you can't get access without providing your precious email address?