H minus 4
With four days to go before the arrival of The H, we thought we'd answer some questions about what The H is.
What does The H stand for? The H is for heise online, our parent company in Germany. heise online have a reputation for great IT coverage, especially in security, and The H is about bringing that coverage to the world, in English, along with The H's own UK news and features.
Why Security and Open Source? The H is about helping you focus, and we've decided to focus on two big issues of today.
Security is more important than ever, with the threats constantly changing, with technologies thought previously to be secure, being cracked, and with new kinds of vulnerabilities appearing. Keeping your assets safe is a priority in the current economic climate, and The H will bring you the news and the background, to help you keep them that way.
With budgets becoming ever tighter, open source and free software are not only reducing costs, but creating ways of doing business. But, by its nature of distributed open development, it is hard to keep a track on the trends. Again, The H will bring you the news, background features, how-to's and opinion, to keep you ahead of the trends. The H will also be going out and covering the UK community as it gets together to talk open source, open development or open data, and will be reporting on how the UK community comes together.
Who's The H for?
For anyone with an interest in open source or security, The H aims to have articles that everyone will find useful. The H won't shy away from covering hard or complex topics, but The H does aim to make those hard topics understandable.