It's the weekend, and I'm waiting for my iPhone to finish syncing, so here's a short post.
Yes, I'm an early adopter, I'll admit it. I bought one, and then proceeded to fill it up. I have 3500 contacts, 25% I use regularly, but can't find this "modified" group. I have 7500 songs, 10% I'm listening to, but not any single 10%.
What's happening? It's been 20 minutes already and I expect it to take even longer. I'm late to pick the crew up for tonight's bike ride.
What does this have to do with security? You just don't know when an appliance will be out of resources until you use it in the situation that you are in. The iPhone is one of the most efficient h.264 video decoders on the market, but its resources are optimized for audio and video, not syncing with complex contact databases.
I really think this appliance, once Version 2.0 is introduced later this month, will be "the killer appliance," even if corporations take the usual six months to integrate its Exchange Server features.
But oh, the video! Right now, YouTube is even somewhat tolerable for viewing video clips online. Imagine getting near immediate access to video stored online...the beauty of an SaaS (Software as a Service). I believe two key technologies will change the Security Industry - better wireless connectivity (3G, WIMAX will all help) and the popularity of the SaaS, making video available through portals, rather than servers.
But right now I'm still waiting!