@Brian but did the clerk lift in from your device or directly, say if you used your debit card? My credit card company recently called me to ask about questionable charges. Two of them were completely unfamiliar to me. Though the charges had been blocked, the company cancelled that card and issued me a new one to use. I don't know if it bothers to trace where the card information was hacked.
Ashish, you make a good point, but I think it's only for the moment. As hacking becomes the warfare of our era, I think mobile users will get very concerned and savvy about buying security along with their next cool device.
(Of course I say that just after having my ATM card number lifted by a clerk, so perhaps I'm a little sensitive!)
@tech4people, i think this may tend to re-initiate a discourse about PC/Laptop and mobile devices. Blackeberry has the most reliable security technology for mobile phone in the world, that's been a saving grace for the company despite its hard times. What do you think of consumers behaviour as regard security, encouraging?
Well, what I think is happening is that customers are buyijg PCs but instead of updating it in a year, they will buy a Tablet and probably take 2 years or more to buy a new pc.
Did Michael Dell buy Dell because the other stakeholders wouldnt allow them to make radical decisions?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.