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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

June 2007

  • Microsoft's second class support for virtualisation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Jun 2007
  • Microsoft must support third-party virtualisation. For a virtual server to be treated the same way as physical hardware, it needs to be certified, just as Dell, IBM and HP machines are certified ...

  • iPhoney

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Jun 2007
  • So Apple's iPhone is coming out on Friday. The bad news is that hackers are primed and ready to start attacking the new device...at least accoridng to McAfee.

  • Virtualisation licence - Big Deal

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Jun 2007
  • Some user may not wish to deal with the complexity of Oracle's licensing. To simplify matters, Oracle offers a site licence. Great for Oracle...not so great for CIOs and IT directors

  • Licensing must support virtualisation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Jun 2007
  • Oracle and IBM looks like they are jumping on the virtualisation bandwagon and making a stack of money out of it

  • Virtualisation is cheap - you're kidding

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Jun 2007
  • I raised the question about virtualisation in production a few daya ago because I've been researching an article for Computer Weekly about licensing following a podcast interview I conducted with ...

  • Bank cashes in on ID theft

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Jun 2007
  • I received some junk mail last week from my bank. It was a letter warning me of the problems with identity theft and offering an insurance scheme for just £6.99 per month to protect me against ...

  • Does virtual make sense?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jun 2007
  • I wonder if any research has been done on how hypervisors scale in a live data centre rather than a development lab/test environment.

  • The virtual choice

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Jun 2007
  • Virtualisation offers us a way to extend the life of old software. The hardware can be upgraded to the latest specification, allowing the legacy software to take advantage of increased performance. ...

  • Forced upgrades

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Jun 2007
  • It does seem totally unnecessary for something as open as the PC architecture to limit upgradeability

  • Can the IT industry be green?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jun 2007
  • The industry relies on businesses and consumers to buy the latest hardware, software, mobile phones and gadgets. Personally, I think this model of driving innovation is not sustainable.

  • Bloatware is not green

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Jun 2007
  • Today's coders simply link to a bloatware library - accessing application services over the web that may a see a computer run millions of lines of code.

  • Programming elegance

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Jun 2007
  • A major contributor to the energy inefficiency of modern IT is our reliance on Moore's Law, which has progressively lowered the cost of computing power.

  • More hot air

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Jun 2007
  • I fear, any gains in efficiency will quickly be consumed by even more power hungry peripherals.

  • Green shift to lower emissions

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Jun 2007
  • The way the PC industry operates is simply not green. My PC is simply not compatible with Vista. Why should I throw away a perfectly good machine, simply because the new software won't run on it.

  • Moore or less

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Jun 2007
  • Moore's Law has been great news for consumers of IT, up to a point, but has also led to built-in obsolescence.

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