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Desktop Days Numbered
Friday, January 11, 2008

What have we learned from this year’s CES? There is a great article up on BBC “Ultra-mobile future beckons for PCs” discussing the death of the desktop PC. As we see Intel and other chip makers ramping up in developing processors for smaller devices that are increasingly powerful, hand held devices are no longer childs play.

Today’s laptops have more processing power than all the computers that took the Apollo rocket to the moon.

Not only do these devices have increased processing power but also storage as well. The problem is that as the devices get smaller and more portable is that we will bring them everywhere with us and are much more likely to be lost or stolen given their small size and price point. Also, as we rely on these devices to be our phone, camera, contact list and personal computer the information on these devices will become more valuable and important to protect.

KATU Problem Solvers – GadgetTrak
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

We were featured on KATU News “Problem Solvers” segment this evening:

Stolen Laptop – Health Net
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Five thousand  Health Net employees in Connecticut and other states have been notified that their names and Social Security numbers were on a laptop computer that was stolen from a company vendor. There is no mention of encryption or theft recovery software on the system.

GadgetTrak Makes Portland Start Up Index
Friday, January 4, 2008

GadgetTrak made the short list of Tech Vibe’s Start Up Index in Portland, Oregon. We are quite honored to be listed with so many other great start-ups here in the Portland area. We really have to agree with their comments regarding Portland being a great place for startups:

Portland’s unique culture, combined with it’s proximity to Seattle and Silicon Valley make it fertile ground for start-up.

Hi I’m a Mac…and I am a thief!
Friday, January 4, 2008

Security Breaches Quadrupled In 2007
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

According to several studies, it appears that 2007 was a banner year for security breaches. The San Diego Identity Theft Resource Center (PDF) states that over 79 million personal records were exposed in the United States, which is quite a leap from 20 million reported in 2006. What still amazes me is the number of records lost due to stolen laptops and removable media, particularly in government, finance and health care, these are industries that should know better when it comes to protecting personal data.

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