Author: jimliddle

If I say Information Governance you ignore it – if I say Cloud Data Governance you listen

An interesting chat with David Horrigan from the 451 Research Group confirmed what I had suspected for a while, that for most companies, large and small, Information Governance, as an IT initiative it still does not feature very highly on their agenda.

Although information governance is a pre-requisite for certain industry vertical such as legal and medical, companies tend to try and  solve specific point issues rather than implementing an information governance framework. Examples of these are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies that whilst in some cases needed, is only one example of the disciplines around information that is required.

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Programmatically sending an iMessage from OSX

For an internal service we had a need to programmatically send an Apple iMessage from a  Mac Mini when it had completed a sequence of certain tasks.

The advantage of an iMessage was that, unlike using an SMS Gateway, the costs are free. You just need an Apple phone that can be paired with the Mac Mini for use of the iMessage capability.

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