Article archive for 2008 – Page 3

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Analysis: Spying Chinese temptress steals senior Brit’s BlackBerry

Oh boy! Here we go again. Another senior government official has had his BlackBerry stolen by another foreign intelligence agency. But this time, it’s not an American official. According to the U.K.’s The Sunday Times a senior aide to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had his BlackBerry stolen by Chinese intelligence agents while on a trip to China.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

U.S. government agencies’ cyber-security and record-keeping worse than previously thought

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigation arm of the United States Congress. This month, the GAO released a 74-page report entitled "National Archives and Selected Agencies Need to Strengthen E-Mail Management". After reading the report, we made three key observations. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has completely abdicated responsibility for investigating records management in the U.S. government, putting all U.S. government record-keeping at risk. The four agencies investigated by the GAO aren’t doing all that bad by government standards, but by corporate standards, oh boy! And, it wouldn’t be a new article with a new security risk, this time there’s a whopper at the Department of Homeland Security and another at the Federal Trade Commission.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Getting the Domino server time with @Now

For a few years now, Senior Technical Editor Mick Moignard has been supporting a Notes application for a customer, and one of the pieces of functionality he wanted in the application for quite some time was to be able to record server, rather than client, clock times when users performed various actions. Even though there are all sorts of version compatibility issues, Mick figured out how to do it. This article explains it all.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cache strategies with @Dblookup, and more

One of the most common examples of less-than-perfect programming Senior Technical Editor Mick Moignard has seen in Notes is the use of @DBLookup or @DBColumn with no thought given to the caching of data — every call specified with NoCache, because the developer wanted to be sure that data was freshly looked up. In this article, he discusses the right way to do it.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Four Notes admins put Department Calendar to the test

Department Calendar is one of the better named products we’ve seen. It’s, quite obviously, a calendar for departments. Once you think about this, you realize that this introduces a whole host of collaborative features you might not need in your basic PIM calendar. But how does it stand up to real use. In this collaborative product review, four production users share their opinions on the product.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Recursion: the good, the bad, and the alternatives

Sometime back, we looked at recursion as a way to solve some problems not easily solved in other ways. Unfortunately LotusScript recursion does have its limitations and in this article Ian Murray discusses how to discover what those limitations mean for you and your code, and how you can avoid them.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

My tech trek to ICCA mecca

A few months ago, Editor-in-Chief David Gewirtz was invited to give the Saturday afternoon keynote address at the 31st Annual Independent Computer Consultants Association National Conference in Washington, D.C. With all the work he’d done on White House email, it seemed appropriate to address some of the nation’s leading computer consultants in the cradle of our democracy. This is his trip report

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Email escapades and the VP who found himself a feature to play with

Not all managers are afraid of technology. However, there are some Nancy Hand would like to see exercise a little more restraint before they click that button. There’s nothing like a senior manager saying, ‘..but I just…’, to get her nervous tic going.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Managing your From address(es) in Notes

In this helpful article, Doug Robinson has put together an article on managing the "from" address of email messages, both to force an Internet address, but also to easily send from multiple email addresses through creating multiple location docs.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Scorched earth

It’s been a rough couple of days. We’re OK, but the Florida fires got close. Real close. Like probably about a hundred yards away close. The pool house in our development caught fire. A fire-rescue trailer at the school across the street caught fire, and no matter where you go, there’s scorched earth. Literally.

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