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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

September 2007

  • Business is a much to blame for misalignment

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Sep 2007
  • We often talk about IT business alignment and blame IT for the disconnect. I would argue that IT can teach the business a trick or two on making major changes

  • What if our DNA is sold?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Sep 2007
  • A National DNA database is going to be expensive. Who will pay? Let's hope the Government does not try to recoup the cost by reselling data to third-parties.

  • DNA data will need policing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Sep 2007
  • It simply will not be possible to audit every single access to the DNA database to check it is legitimate.

  • DNA: clean data is key

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Sep 2007
  • DNA data may be unque but it will be accessed and records will be updated by thousands of officials.

  • The cost of DNA

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Sep 2007
  • The government is set to spend billions of pounds on yet another complex database project, not the best use of tax payer's money.

  • SAP has designs on your business

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Sep 2007
  • SAP may well have a catchy name for its new software as a service. It will be very interesting to see if the new SAP Business ByDesign will really deliver. There are three issues that need to be ...

  • Is big business ready to take on Vista?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Sep 2007
  • IT directors I have spoken to in the last nine months have no intention to deploy the new Microsoft desktop operating system.

  • Microsoft and interoperability: you are kidding?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Sep 2007
  • Brad Smith said Microsoft was more open now, than it has ever been, but it's hard to see where.

  • If only I had backed-up

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Sep 2007
  • It is easy to use Active Sync to backup contacts, calendar entries and email on a smartphone. But how about application software and device drivers.

  • Smartphone woes

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Sep 2007
  • My experience has certainly made me feel that O2 customer service was well and truly broken. World class customer service involves huge organisational and technical challenges and it certainly ...