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  • Opera offers mobile emulator

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2011
  • Mobile browser Opera now offers a mobile emulator, designed to help software developers test their apps and websites. See the Opera site for details.

  • Can Chromebooks replace PCs?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 May 2011
  • ChromeOS and the Acer and Samsung Chromebooks offer people an alternative to Windows-based desktop computing. What was interesting listening to the Google execs yesterday, was the fact that they ...

  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update - 11th May

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 May 2011
  • Executive Summary With this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we see a relatively small set of updates in comparison to those lists of updates released by Microsoft for the months of January and ...

  • How Skype will impact Microsoft

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 May 2011
  • Microsoft buys Skype, as it shows consumers are bigger business than the enterprise

  • Can you cut your IT security budget?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Apr 2011
  • Among the sessions at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference was a panel discussion that explored the topic of how you would slash your IT security budget by 30%. It is near impossible to put a ...

  • Micro Focus take-over bid

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Apr 2011
  • Micro Focus has carved a niche in helping organisations modernise mainframe applications. According to its website, it has 18,000 customers inlcuding many bluechips including HSBC and Tesco. The ...

  • Consumer tech: the flip side...

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Apr 2011
  • The Blackberry Enterprise Server was a gold standard, but has become a backdoor for government access, warned Michael Everall, Ciso Lehmans Holdings, in a keynote session at Infosecurity Europe ...

  • BI is NOT a Cloud application

    Ian Murphy 12 Apr 2011
  • Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be ...

  • A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

    Ian Murphy 11 Apr 2011
  • With the launch of the Teradata Active EDW 6680 data warehouse, we sat down with Jim Dietz, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, Teradata, to talk about how the Active EDW 6680 works.

  • Teradata launches Active EDW 6680 hybrid storage solution

    Ian Murphy 11 Apr 2011
  • At the Teradata Universe in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer unveiled Teradata's latest flagship product the Active EDW 6680. With support for SSD and SAS drives along with just ...

  • Use it or go bust

    Ian Murphy 11 Apr 2011
  • As a company whose entire business has been built on Business Intelligence (BI) and the use of analytics, Wimmer's message might seem a little self serving but there is a serious truth about what ...

  • Teradata keeps Aster Data at arms length

    Ian Murphy 11 Apr 2011
  • At the Teradata Universe conference in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer told journalists that for the time being, Aster Data would be run as a wholly separate business unit. This ...

  • Cloud resilience means dual network routing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Apr 2011
  • I recently met a CIO who believes there will be only five main cloud providers -  IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle. I personally think there will be a few more mega-cloud providers. But cloud is ...

  • Packet switch pioneer, Paul Baran, dies aged 84

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Mar 2011
  • US scientist Paul Baran, whose work in the 1960s helped pave the way for the internet, has died aged 84, the BBC is reporting today. Baran, is regarded as the father of packet switching. During his ...

  • Nortel sells 667k IPv4 addresses to MS for a cool $7.5m

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Mar 2011
  • Nortel, which filed for bankruptcy protectection in 2009, has sold its IPv4 address allotment for a cool $7.5 million to Microsoft, which equates to a price of $11.25 per IP address. reports the ...