We’ve moved!

This is the new address of Prague office:

Jindrisska 24, Prague 1

Notification of Potential Data Breach

Dear … Employee,

We recently became aware of an incident involving information that may affect you. A laptop belonging to an … director was lost during a business trip to Atlanta in late July. The laptop contained personal information on some employees, including you…The laptop was secured by a user name/password combination…

I received the letter above a few days ago from one of my former employers. It made me wonder what other sensitive data were on a laptop used by director of a large publicly traded company. And could this possibly happen if they used Software as a Service HR application?

SaaS will not make data on notebooks safer, but the chances are that this person would not need to download my personal information to his or her notebook. It is clear to me that incidents like this one prove that SaaS model is not inherently less secure…

WOW: It is Facebook and not Vista that makes me speechless

I joined Facebook a few days ago and I am currently “searching for words“. Here are some of the reasons why:

Networks: HP network has close to 9000 members. Facebook maybe already more useful and user friendly than the internal HP employee portal.
Platform: There are 1,200 applications in the Application directory.
Content: Facebook has “community first, content second” approach but it will very likely become a serious competitor to YouTube soon (there is 8.5 million photos uploaded daily…)

There are other reasons why I like Facebook and I am sure I will write more about my experience with this social networking site.

PS. Here is link to may Facebook profile:

Skype needs you

Let me be more precise: Skype needs you in Prague and only if you are a great software developer… The company plans to hire about 20 percent of the product-engineering workforce in Prague and I’ve learned about it from a huge Skype job advertisement that is posted next to the HP’s sales office.

I am really happy to see companies to open their development centers in Prague. On one hand it creates more competition for the talent but on the other hand it produces more and more experienced people with global skills. So while Skype needs us we need even more companies like Skype…