Profile of Kurt MarkoContributing Editor
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Kurt Marko is an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor and IT industry veteran, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Kurt spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer.
Moving to Hewlett-Packard, Kurt started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. He spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange e-mail infrastructure and managed Web services.
Articles by Kurt Marko
posted in July 2011
By turning handhelds into the ultimate thin client, remote virtual desktops provide a crisp boundary between personal and enterprise apps and data.
As the News of the World scandal highlights, there's often plenty of sensitive information on our cloud-based answering machines. Now is a good time to review phone security 101.
Restrictions on what legitimate apps can do within iOS make it impossible for third parties to produce anti-malware software, putting the security onus entirely on Apple.
Symantec compares the security architecture of mobile operating systems from Google and Apple, but OS improvements are only part of the story.