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  • Enterprise ready? Samsung 700T running Windows 8

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Aug 2012
  • During the summer Microsoft gave developers who attended its TechEd developer's conference a Samsung 700T tablet preloaded with a pre-release version of Windows 8 to try out. The new operating ...

  • Is Oracle's Red Stack a total lock-in

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Aug 2012
  • I met John Abel, chief technology architect for Oracle EMEA today, to talk about Oracle's so-called "red stack". Far from being an Oracle-only strategy, Abel said Oracle's main objective with the ...

  • Weapons of Mass Distraction

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Jul 2012
  • English: HCCH 4F Meeting Room (Photo credit: Wikipedia)In this guest blog post, Neil Colquhoun, business sales director, Epson UK, writes about how CIOs and IT managers can improve meeting room ...

  • Podcast interview: Adriana Karaboutis, global CIO, Dell on summer interns

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Jun 2012
  • In this podcast recorded at the Forrester CIO Summit in Paris, Adriana Karaboutis, global CIO at Dell explains how her IT management team learns from summer interns. She says, "The Gen Ys have ...

  • Forrester: the risk of using big suppliers

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jun 2012
  • Among the sessions at Forrester's CIO Forum Emea, was one that looked at sourcing, and in particular, the role of the big system integrators (SIs).According to Forrester the major US, Indian and ...

  • Mobile OS standardisation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Jun 2012
  • The long hot summer of 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Mungo Jerry sang about being in the summertime and the two Steve's revamped their first Apple computer.Apple brought out its amazing home ...

  • How to boost Windows 7

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Jun 2012
  • Some people may hold out for Windows 8, but my Windows 7 laptop has started running seriously slow. It's a Sony Vaio and less than 18 months old, but now Windows takes ages to boot-up and ...

  • Can the internet survive in its present form?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 May 2012
  • Gartner vice president Steve Prentice came to Computer Weekly's office to discuss the future of the internet. He is speaking to CIOs about what happens if the internet changes radically. "We now ...

  • Video tour of the HP EliteBook Folio

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 May 2012
  • In this video recorded at the recent HP Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, I spoke to HP product manager. Kathy Nielson about the HP EliteBook Folio. This is a new Ultrabook, designed to bridge ...

  • Infosecurity 2012: denial of service

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Apr 2012
  • I can't be the only person to have suffered a catastrophic loss of Wi-Fi at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference at Earls Court. The network, provided by Ruckus Wireless, was free but ...

  • A vision for open data to revolutionise urban life

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Apr 2012
  • The more data that is released - without strings attached, in machine-readable and non-proprietary "open" formats - the more likely it is that businesses and developers will use it to build the ...

  • IT service provisioning and orchestration

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 05 Apr 2012
  • In this guest blog post, Steve Nunn, managing director, infrastructure consulting group, Accenture, looks at the role of the service catalogue in virtualisation. CIOs are already well versed on ...

  • RIM a RIM of roses, they all fall down

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Mar 2012
  • It seems Research in Motion is playing swings and roundabouts with its business strategy. It wants to clarify about getting out of the consumer market.This came in earlier today:Thorsten Heins RIM ...

  • Lessons from a lost Kindle

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Mar 2012
  • Two days ago I left my Kindle 3G somewhere - probably in the pub or or the train - and of course it is most likely now gone for good. We hear a lot about IT consumerisation, and the biggest issue ...

  • Podcast interview: Tim Leonard, CTO, US Xpress on big data

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Mar 2012
  • US Xpress has implemented a single data analytics user interface that pools in information from multiple sources. The logistics firm collects 900 data elements from tens of thousands of trucking ...

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