Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

March, 2008

March 26, 2008  9:11 AM

Windows XP SP3 or Vista SP1?

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SP1, SP3, vista, XP

The next service pack of Windows XP is due out soon. The big question is whether you should upgrade. If you don't update Windows XP then what's the worst that could happen? You could find that a hole in XP might get exploited by a hacker. Sure this is a risk, but that may not be so bad, since you...

March 18, 2008  10:18 AM

£3 million claim against IBM over patent

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I wouldn't want to be accused of being anti-IBM but the news that online fruit store Harry & David (H & D) was suing IBM is very worrying. The case concerns patents...

March 11, 2008  2:23 PM

The web: what next?

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Berners-Lee, Facebook, MySpace, Social networking, YouTube

Today Tim Berners-Lee was speaking in London. The father of the web was at a meeting discussing some of the hardest questions relating to the web. Why does the web work? Why are some web technologies a success, while others fail to take-off? These are some of the questions academics are trying to...

March 3, 2008  8:55 AM

Getting value from a Microsoft Enterprise Agrement

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Citrix, Licensing, Microsoft, Office 2007, Windows Server 2008

My latest podcast is with Adrian Davey, head of IT at Tube Lines. Microsoft Enterprise Agreements are expensive and Adrian's team has been reading the fine print line by line to make sure Tube Lines gets the...

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