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  • Virtual Modelling: A new IT optimisation tool

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Jan 2013
  • Can a trial and error approach to project work in project management? Robert Saxby, a consulting director at business technology consultancy ImprovIT, explains how it can.

  • Software licence audits: Confidence in Your Choices

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Jan 2013
  • Over the last few weeks Computer Weekly has written about software licensing and how suppliers are demanding IT departments run costly software audits. At the same time, we have started looking at ...

  • MS user CAL fails BYOD

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Dec 2012
  • The changes Microsoft has made to client access licences (CAL) reflects a change in how people use the company's software. Today, people expect to have access to the MS Exchange Server via their ...

  • Home working alert

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Nov 2012
  • A couple of weeks ago I received a telephone call at home claiming to be from the Windows Support team. The lady on the phone asked me if my PC was running slow (which it was!) and put me through ...

  • Emirates in-flight wi-fi and telemetry

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Nov 2012
  • I have been a guest of Emirates today at its network control centre in Dubai, I am currently on an Airbus A380 flying back to the UK.There is Wi-Fi on this flight, which is connecting via satellite ...

  • Video review: Microsoft Surface tablet

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Nov 2012
  • The £399 Surface is Microsoft's first foray into PC hardware. The tablet device runs Windows RT, which means it is unable to use x86 applications. This is a bit limiting if you would like your own ...

  • Windows 8: worth the wait?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Nov 2012
  • Windows 8 is out, the Microsoft Store in New York is open and Surface has surfaced. Times are certainly changing for Microsoft as it takes aim at Apple with a consumer friendly device and OS. ...

  • Oracle pushes proprietary, but can it keep ahead in hardware?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Oct 2012
  • Oracle is well and truly pushing engineered (ie proprietary) systems.Speaking yesterday in London, Oracle president Mark Hurd claimed that Oracle's vertically integrated stack combining hardware, ...

  • Can Microsoft bridge the enterprise world with consumer space

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Sep 2012
  • For many years, Microsoft has been building its credentials in the enterprise with Windows Server, providing an alternative to costly Unix systems. It has taken over 20 years since it divorced IBM ...

  • Calling Apple: Are you good for business?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Sep 2012
  • An article on Forbes has quoted the latest research from Forrester, which predicts Apple will sell $7 billion worth of Macs and $10 billion of iPads in the enterprise in 2012. Forrester analyst ...

  • Java exploit questions Oracle's security

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Aug 2012
  • Oracle has said "no comment" to the question I posed on when it would release a patch for a serious security hole in its Java runtime environment, that is currently being exploited.At the time of ...

  • 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 ...

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