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Incapsula – Rest your worries

After more than 4 years with Incapsula I have no reason to question the security layer surrounding my website. This is how and why I’m using the Incapsula Pro plan on my WordPress website

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Am I making an impact?

Robustness. Flexibility. Agility. Resilience. One of my concepts that I have found cited more recently is what started out 11 years ago, and what later became in my mind the perfect illustration of these four terms.

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Broken links and broken promises

Maintaining a blog with more than 500 posts is a daunting task. While a post itself may still be in order eight years after it was written, the links in it however most likely are not. When I revived my blog after three years of hibernation I knew this was going to be a a major problem. It was a problem I created myself in the first place.

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A new beginning – a fresh start

In the 3 years that have passed since I changed jobs my blog has not seen many posts. Actually, hardly any posts. Not that there hasn’t been anything to blog about, there has been plenty, but there has been a major lack of inspiration.

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Resurrection – back in business or not?

Perhaps it’s about time to get this blog up and running again? It has been 18 months since my last post, and getting back into blogging will not be an easy task. Nonethless, I have no intentions of letting this blog die.

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husdal.com is back?

Many of you may have wondered why there hasn’t been a new post on this blog for 6 months, and admittedly, I am quite embarrased about it, because I used to be such a regular blogger. To all my regular readers who have missed me, do not despair, I’ll be back real soon.

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2011 – another blogging year

Another blogging year is almost over and it’s time to recap some of the ups and downs of 2011. Did I reach my goals? What drove traffic to husdal.com? What were the most popular posts? As to how husdal.com fared in 2011 there are some expected developments and also some unexpected surprises.

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Heading in a new direction

I will be changing jobs and relocating in early 2012. I will be leaving academia and research and continue the governmental and administrative career I left 6 years ago. Having said the above, I will not leave supply chain risk or this blog behind.

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Website security as it should be

Incapsula, the leader in cloud-based website security, has just released a major upgrade, and it is now much easier to use, having richer reporting details and extremely fine-tunable security options, making it very easy to pinpoint and select which traffic to allow and which to reject.

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Incapsula versus CloudFlare

CloudFlare versus Incapsula: Website security reviewed. CloudFlare is for the masses. Incapsula is for business. I’m business, and I’m going for Incapsula. CloudFlare is for performance, Incapsula is for security. I’m more concerned with security, so I’m going for Incapsula.

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CloudFlare or CloudFront – who wins?

In blogging, page speed is important, and after two weeks of rigorous testing I can say that CloudFlare works better than Amazon CloudFront. More interestingly, W3 Super Cache in combination with CloudFlare is better than using W3 Total Cache and CloudFlare together.

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Does a blog need a Mission Statement?

What is the purpose of this blog? Where should I be headed? Finally, I have developed a “mission statement” and those of you following this blog on a regular basis will probably have noticed the subtle changes already. So…what is this blog going to be about in the future?

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Earthquake, tsunami, meltdown and data backup

Perhaps I’m capitalizing on the current catchphrases of the day, but in a sense I too was in disaster management mode the last night. My blog was down. I had caused it myself, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to solve it. Until I found the rescue button: Site Backup and Restore.

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How to use Amazon Cloudfront as CDN

The delivery network is as crucial to a blog as it is to any business. While, it is important to have the right infrastructure, aka cables and connections, what really matters most – as in much of real-life logistics – is delivery speed. Using Amazon CloudFront I can ensure timely and reliable delivery of my blog posts to any reader, anywhere.

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2010 – a blogging year to remember

2010 is history and it is time to look back at my blog and how it has has developed over the last 12 months. 2010 has been a good year, and my blogging goal for 2010 was to double the numbers or key performance indicators from 2009 to 2010. That has been achieved.

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Blog Supply Chain Risk: Writer’s Block

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed a considerable gap in my postings, with several weeks and even more than a month between posts at times. It’s not that I have been too busy with my day job, not really.

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Time for a change

With the help of a weekend, and the principle of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) I have hopefully transformed this blog to the better. I’m still working on it, as a blog is always a work in progress. It will never be really finished, and there will always be new alleys to explore.

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Better Alexa ranking – how to

Today I will share some personal thoughts on my blogging: The magic Alexa ranking, supposedly showing a website’s popularity on the Internet. But does Alexa ranking really matter? Is a high Alexa ranking really a quality sign? You know, Alexa is so easy to manipulate.

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A note to my readers

I’m sorry for not posting here as frequently as I perhaps should. I’m moving house and I’ve been renovating my new apartment every day after work for the past two weeks, leaving little time for much else besides work than a few hours of well-deserved and highly-needed sleep.

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2009 – traffic and such

Looking back at 2009: Which posts did do well, which ones did not do so well, how did people found their way to my blog, and what did they read most. One post in particular stands out, but not for the reason I expected. And what are all these visitors from India doing on my blog?

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ARTICLES and PAPERS
Emergency Logistics
Can commercial logistics' ideas and solutions work in humanitarian supply chains? No. Why? Well, per[...]
Finding the right location - minimizing disruption costs
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Measuring supply chain risk management
This paper was suggested by one of my readers, and upon reading it I must admit that it IS one of th[...]
BOOKS and BOOK CHAPTERS
Book Review: Virtual Teams
This is another post resulting from my literature review when researching background material for my[...]
Book Review:Managing Risks in Supply Chains
To make up for yesterday's perhaps overly harsh critique of just one article from this book, this is[...]
Book review: Transport - Economics and Management
Kept at an executive level, Transport: An Economics and Management Perspective by David A. Hensher a[...]
REPORTS and WHITEPAPERS
Supply Chain and Transport Risk
In our interconnected world, safety, reliability and efficiency can only be secured through collabor[...]
A Decade of Living Dangerously
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Global Risk Reports
While waiting for the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report for 2009, the continuation of the Glob[...]
from HERE and THERE
Robustness, flexibility and resilience
In a previous paper, back in 2004, I discussed the issue of Flexibility and robustness as options to[...]
Resilience as a job description
Ever since I started to work for the Southern Region office of the Norwegian Public Roads Administra[...]
Risk Avoidance - is that all there is?
Business Week ran an article recently, stating that risk avoidance needs to be injected into employe[...]