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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

August 2007

  • Can IT recognise innovation?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Aug 2007
  • The key thing about Richard Holway's vision is that information can be accessed from any device. To make this possible Holway believes users will require ubiquitous WiMax for fast mobile Internet ...

  • Microsoft's unified productivity killer

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Aug 2007
  • There is nothing new about the idea of a single, unified InBox, but I'm far from convinced the concept of Presence will make us all more productive.

  • Green memory

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Aug 2007
  • The 78-nanometer process reduces power consumption of memory chips. But it also allows manufacturers to squeeze even more transistors in the same space, eradicating the power savings.

  • Who's to blame for Skype's downtime

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Aug 2007
  • Who is responsible for Skype's downtime. Should Microsoft be held accountable. Perhaps Windows Update could be reengineered to stagger updates? Maybe the users are at fault as they all tried ...

  • Green is not in Oracle's vocabulary

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Aug 2007
  • Green is not a problem for the hardware guys. Oracle relies on high performance hardware and therefore did have a green IT responsibility. Software that is engineered for efficiency will run ...

  • Have you seen Oracle h?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Aug 2007
  • With the multi-billion pound acqusitions of the last few years, people out there must be wondering when will Oracle stop.

  • Facebook: a remedy for spam...

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Aug 2007
  • Facebook could be used to create a hierarchical network of people you know starting with your friends or primary contacts, the first degree; their friends and contacts, the second degree and so on.

  • Upgrade or buy new?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Aug 2007
  • The main lesson I 've taken away from the processor and memory upgrade on my old PC is that there is a genuine improvement in the performance of Windows XP

  • Responsible disclosure is a two-way street

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Aug 2007
  • Along with receiving acknowledgement for being the first person to discover a new vulnerability, there is the intangible benefit that comes with recognition - the publicity and potential to win new ...