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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

July 2007

  • Bargain PC upgrade - memory is everything

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 31 Jul 2007
  • 2 GBytes of RAM seems to be the current sweetspot for Windows XP. It is a good general amount of memory that users generally consider necessary for running their apps

  • Bargain PC upgrade from eBay

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Jul 2007
  • A second-hand processor represents a bargain PC upgrades, however, it's very important to match the processor you plan to buy with your existing motherboard. There is a risk, as processors are ...

  • Billions wasted on poor quality software

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Jul 2007
  • What is the real cost of poo quality software? In 1992 Nist estimated that the national impact from an inadequate infrastructure for software testing was $59 billion

  • Return of the elk

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Jul 2007
  • Unlike the car industry, software is still shipped with bugs and the software industry does not disclose these problems. Maybe it has somethine to hide about teh quality of its products?

  • Barcelona goes green

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Jul 2007
  • AMD's quad core Barcelona processor is socket compatible with the dual core AMD Opteron processor, yet AMD says it consumes the same amount of electricity and generates the same amount of heat.

  • Get outta my InBox

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Jul 2007
  • I wish people would learn how to use email properly. It is not designed for sening massive files. Sending such files not only wastes bandwidth, it also takes up unnecessary storage space.

  • My Dopey Space forever

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2007
  • Today social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo have attracted millions of users who happily reveal intimate details of their private lives. This deeply personal information may ...

  • My favourite desktop software

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Jul 2007
  • Desktop software that have really made a difference to the world of IT.

  • The biggest thing in IT

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Jul 2007
  • Is Google the most significant technological advancement of the last decade?

  • Say no to default passwords

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Jul 2007
  • Why cant it be as easy to configure security as it is to plug the router in? One of my colleages spent a day browsing websites to get all the information he needed to configure his router.