Where does the buck stop on technology risk?

According to two Deloitte directors writing in USA Today, the 48% of enterprise boards of directors that have a risk committee may not be sufficient to meet the threat. Depending on the firm and the industry, more boards may be due to establish such a committee. More risk committees may need to recruit a cyber security expert. And more boards may need to establish a separate committee to deal with Internet and other technology threats. All boards may benefit from the engagement of more external experts to inform them on the risks to the firm of cyber crime and technology failure.

From critical infrastructure to intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and technological competitiveness, the risks of a technology-related failure to the assets and performance of the firm are ever growing. Many corporate management structures are inadequate for assuring risk mitigation, and it is the responsibility of the board to assure that management is aligned with corporate needs.

The authors of the piece don’t identify the responsibility of corporate managements to alert their boards to the risks for the company. For management to take such a message to the board, certainly without recommended action steps, may seem counter-intuitive to maintaining favor with the board. It is the responsibility of management, from CTO and CIO to CEO levels, to see that such a dialogue is successfully engaged. Brutally honest communication on the stakes involved may be the best opportunity management has to align the organization with its vital technology requirements.

iPhone will appear in T-Mobile stores — but it’s not for sale

T-Mobile will have a “material” HSPA+ footprint in its iPhone-friendly PCS band by the end of the year. That means there will no longer be any technical barriers to supporting the iPhone as a full-fledged broadband device, a fact T-Mo is already starting to capitalize on.

VMware CTO: Say goodbye to the “server hugger”

If you ever wanted to take a stroll through the computing industry’s past, it’s not necessary to go all the way to Mountain View, Calif., to visit the Computer History Museum. Just step inside a data center.

Uberpaper aims to kill the echo chamber of social news

Personalized algorithms and social recommendations are great for a lot of things. But when it comes to getting news, these technologies can create an echo chamber, where our existing beliefs are reflected back to us. Uberpaper, a new site from Dmitry Shapiro, wants to combat that.

T-Mobile: Apple’s next chipset will support AWS

Apple isn’t one to talk about its future plans, but that doesn’t always stop partners or potential partners from sometimes spilling the beans. Case in point: T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray told Cnet in an interview Tuesday that Apple’s “next chipset will support AWS.”

CES: T-Mobile intros 42 Mbps Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

At CES, T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G which can take full advantage of the operators HSPA+ 42 Mbps speeds. I sat down with T-Mobile CTO, Neville Ray, to discuss the operators 4G network of today as well as it’s plans for the future.