Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

November 2007

  • Can business take open source seriously?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Nov 2007
  • What's interesting from speaking to Mickos is that MySQL is being used in large-scale enterprise system. It's behind the advertising engine on Google and MySQL powers FaceBook.

  • Intelligent? The computer says no.

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Nov 2007
  • No computer has yet completed the Turing test successfully, and perhaps this would have been a better test of a modern PC’s abilities. Unlike humans, computers can’t think laterally, unless they ...

  • Goodbye lock-in blues

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Nov 2007
  • Since I've been writing about the IT industry, suppliers have spent loads of money marketing their products, selling snake oil which locks users into a proprietary upgrade path that only favours ...

  • Cognos: and then there was one

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Nov 2007
  • We are moving steadily into an information society. The right data at the right time can mean the difference between profit and loss; between innovations and lost opportunity, even the difference ...

  • The mobile industry, social responsibility and accountability

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Nov 2007
  • My biggest bugbear is the undue stress commuters face every day because kids can listen to the tinny sound of their music collection via the built-in speakerphone

  • Google: does Android make sense?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Nov 2007
  • Google could learn something from MS, which has spent years developing and promoting the various guises of its Windows smartphone OS - yet the devices that use it are not exactly mainstream, in ...