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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update - 8th March 2011

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Mar 2011
  • With this Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we see a relatively small set of updates in comparison to those lists of updates released by Microsoft for the month of January and February. In total ...

  • Oracle hardware support rip-off

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Mar 2011
  • Why is Oracle charging you 150% to reinstate your hardware support contract, and force you to pay a service arrears fee for the time your Sun/Oracle hardware was not supported by Oracle?

  • Cern video: The quality Root

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Mar 2011
  • LHC Video: A peek inside the Large Hadron Collider. In this video Cliff Saran speaks to Cern's Axel Naumann about a key software component used in the hunt for the Higgs Boson "god particle".

  • Top skills in Financial services

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Mar 2011
  • The interactive graph below shows what programming skills are in top demand in financial services firms. If you want to to get by in financial services IT, then SQL database skills are the most ...

  • 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 ...