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Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

February 2011

  • Windows 7 SP1 - no reason to delay anymore

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Feb 2011
  • In the past we were told never upgrade Windows until SP1 is out. Well Windows 7 SP1 is now available. The OS is far more stable than previous versions of Windows and should not cause application ...

  • Video: Why won't applications run on a hypervisor?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Feb 2011
  • I spoke to Greg Lambert, chier fechnical architect at ChangeBase, about application comaptibility. Compatibility is not only about getting things to work on Windows. Hypervisors can also pose app ...

  • (Legal) Questions about the Cloud

    Jimmy Desai 15 Feb 2011
  • I've been at a number of IT conferences over the last few weeks where people have spoken about the changes in the IT industry and the general direction of travel - where will IT be in 2yrs, 5yrs ...

  • Barriers to getting IT right

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Feb 2011
  • "The barrier is having a process of who you talk to and what is the service level agrements between the sales organisation and supply organisaion." It won't work unless you have the right tools," ...

  • How Diageo makes IT efficient

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Feb 2011
  • In this podcast, Brian Franz, CIO at Diageo, explains how he achieves a variable cost structure for IT, using outsourcing and running global business processes. Listen to podcast >>

  • How IT helps Diageo make its customers happy

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Feb 2011
  • In this podcast, from the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2011, Brian Franz, CIO at Diageo speaks about the company's global IT operating model and how it relates to Diageo customers. "We want ...