Stories by Stephen Bell

Stats, lies and red tape

Statistical reports on contentious topics are of limited long-term value. Many just get filed away and forgotten about. More are just of limited use for a particular period and business environment.

Opening the corporate kimono

Organisations that approach electronic business these days are - or should be - aware that it involves far more than simple processing of transactions out of an electronic shop-front.

Don't put all your apps in one basket

In the aftermath of the LoveBug worm, a share of the blame is beginning to gather around that old whipping boy Microsoft. US expert sources are blaming the power of the Visual Basic scripting language for effectively opening a security "hole" - yet another alleged gap in Microsoft's dealings with the Internet.