"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
This quote from the British writer Arthur C. Clarke describes a current trend where technology is more and more moving into the background. Users do not see what is happening in the background. They are working in a seamless environment where the related hardware and software are not seen anymore.
Geo-Segmentation for media in Netflix and others
The Internet is generally seen as a global network without borders. Unfortunately the media industry and especially their licensing model seems to be still stuck in the past where markets could be basically geo-fenced. Here is a personal view on what this means for customers. First experience with streaming…
Installing and Deinstalling Boxcryptor on Mac
Wanted to give the service Boxcryptor from the German company Secomba a try. For private use the application is free. Unfortunately I had to realize that the application is not only free but also persistent in its refusal to be deinstalled from Mac OS X system.
Kritische Überlegungen zur Public Cloud
The Swiss IT newspaper Netzwoche was so kind to publish a comment in German from me. In the article I outline my personal view that Public Cloud solutions are not necessarily a good idea for larger companies. Software companies are trying to use this as an “electronic dongle” that creates…
Microsoft OneDrive Business and its SharePoint limitations
I have started testing Microsoft OneDrive Business. Reason was that I signed up for one of the Office 365 business plans because I wanted a proper Exchange server and some cheap Microsoft Office licenses (four Office licenses for half the price of one normal license). The 1 terabyte storage included…