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  • 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 ...

  • Safe Harbour fails to answer overseas cloud security concerns

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Mar 2011
  • Safe Harbour offers no data protection in the cloud...Most buy and sell-side organisations are prepared to comply with governments if they are asked to provide data. But who would be prepared to ...

  • Programming skills most in demand in Media

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Mar 2011
  • This interactive table below shows what skills are most in demand in the Media industry, based on vacancies advertised during Q4 2010. Click on a skill in the table to see how demand has changed ...

  • Can HP innovate?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Mar 2011
  • How will HP balance its approach to cloud computing with its core server business?

  • 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 ...