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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

May 2007

  • Lock-down madness

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 31 May 2007
  • Unless IT changes its attitude and evolves to support what end users want to do - and that means allowing, rather than preventing such downloads - what hope is there that businesses will be able to ...

  • Will the web bubble burst again?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 May 2007
  • Sites that try to sell products or push out thinly veiled marketing messages are not going to cut it. Even sites that are considered to offer the very best web experience today, will inevitably ...

  • Dare we look into Microsoft's colourful past?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 May 2007
  • Microsoft and its new best friend, Novell, are clearly looking to question the underlying principals of open source software. Who's to say that some unforeseen skeleton in a cupboard won't come ...

  • Microsoft shows its true Linux strategy

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2007
  • MS and Novell are happy to form an alliance to distribute Linux, but are not prepared to abide by GPL 3.0 which governs the licensing rules of open source software

  • The next generation IT conference

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 May 2007
  • Gartner has been talking about how IT can drive green initatives in business - like cutting down travel by using video conferencing. Yet, several hundred people flew over to hear this. Perhaps it ...

  • Business on Web 2.0

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 May 2007
  • Web 2.0 efforts like Wikipedia have demonstrated how mass collaboration can create arguably superior products to those developed entirely by in-house skills, at no cost. Companies can share ...

  • Wi-Fi madness 2

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 May 2007
  • HSUPA, offers 2 Mbps broadband connectivty on a wireless network. With this level of bandwidth, users can begin to treat mobile data in the same way as the corporate local area network (LAN).

  • Wi-Fi madness

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 May 2007
  • The radiation emitted from Wi-Fi networks is well below that of mobile phones. Perhaps we should first ban all cell phones from schools, before deciding that Wi-Fi represents a health risk to children

  • There's more to green IT than energy efficiency

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 May 2007
  • The biggest environmental cost of desktop IT is not energy inefficient desktops and printers, but the inefficient supply chain.

  • A bad phone day

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 May 2007
  • I'm all for progress, and convergence in mobile devices is certainly a good thing. But these devices must allow users to make and receive phone calls reliably, otherwise they are useless.

  • Storage must go online

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 May 2007
  • Today on the consumer-facing Web, there are many ways to share information and there is hardly any need to delete correspondence, unlike corporate email, which is crippled by wholly impractical ...

  • Can close links with the IT industry work?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 May 2007
  • What struck me about the Maltese was the extent the government has gone to attract IT investment.

  • Open Source is 2.0

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 May 2007
  • Linux is user generated. The open source community really is Web 2.0.

  • No such thing as a virus-free operating system

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 May 2007
  • Any OS that comes under the same scrutiny as Windows XP is sure to reveal its shortcomings. The only reason the Mac, or Linux doesn't have viruses is that they don't get much exposure.

  • Which operating system?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 May 2007
  • Businesses do not really care what operating system they run, so long as it supports the applications they require. Most appreciate that Windows comes from Microsoft; Unix from one of the server ...