Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

August, 2007


August 29, 2007  10:02 PM

Can IT recognise innovation?

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Facebook, Holway, Microsoft, WiMAX

I was chatting to Richard Holway earlier. He is chairman of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership group, Holway is due to speak next Tuesday about the effect of technology like Facebook on corporate IT. Holway believes IT departments are laggards, unwilling to adopt new exciting technology. IT...

August 28, 2007  8:42 PM

Microsoft’s unified productivity killer

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Microsoft, presence, privacy

Microsoft is planning to ship Office Communications Server 2007 in October. There is nothing...


August 22, 2007  8:14 PM

Green memory

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DDR, Green IT, Memory, Moore's Law

I was speaking to Micron earlier. This company is developing DDR2 memory based on a 78-nanometer fabrication process. Now what's interesting here is that by reducing the size of the transistors, thanks to the 78-nanometer process, the chip actually consumes less power. This means Micron has been...


August 20, 2007  2:13 PM

Who’s to blame for Skype’s downtime

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Downtime, Microsoft, Skype, Software Quality

Skype is now back online. But why did it fail? Villu Arak, writing on heatbeat.skype.com site stated:

The Skype peer-to-peer network became unstable and suffered a critical disruption. The disruption was triggered by a massive restart...


August 8, 2007  9:55 PM

Green is not in Oracle’s vocabulary

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Green IT, inefficiency, Oracle, Software Quality

As I mentioned yesterday, I met up with Oracle president Charles Phillips this morning. As I suspected, Phillips discussed


August 7, 2007  8:00 PM

Have you seen Oracle h?

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11g, 12i, Hyperion, Maintenance, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Retek, Siebel

Tomorrow, Oracle president Charles Phillips is in London. It's an interesting time for Oracle. No doubt he'll be covering how good the new 11g database is; why the 12i enterprise software is brilliant and how well Fusion middleware and the Fusion strategy are doing. I guess he won't be talking...


August 6, 2007  8:34 PM

Facebook: a remedy for spam…

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The next big thing

I wonder if Facebook could be used in business? Using the theory of six degrees of separation, it could be used to create a hierarchical network of people you know starting with your friends or primary contacts, the first...


August 2, 2007  6:52 PM

Upgrade or buy new?

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Green IT, upgrade

This week I have posted blogs on how to upgrade an old PC and installing more memory....


August 1, 2007  10:55 PM

Responsible disclosure is a two-way street

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researcher, Responsible disclosure, Security

Today I met with a disgruntled security expert. He works for a company that is paid to find holes in IT systems. The problem he's been facing recently is one of responsible disclosure. Responsible disclosure means that the researcher is unable to publish the findings of his or her work until the...


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