Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

September, 2008

September 29, 2008  7:46 PM

PayPal money-laundering nonsense

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Fact or fiction?, rants, Security, an afterthought

I've had several PayPal moments over the last few days. Here's the first. Having sold a few items on eBay, PayPal informed me by email:

PayPal is required by law to comply with European Union Anti-Money Laundering regulations to collect information from customers...

September 25, 2008  9:25 AM

What makes a perfect laptop?

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laptop, Notebook, performance

I often get asked "What laptop should I buy". I usually try not to give a techie answer, but I often throw a question back: "What do you want to do with it?"


More often that not people want a general purpose machine that is light, easy to carry around, has good battery life...

September 18, 2008  9:56 AM

VMWare counters Microsoft

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data-centre, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft, Netware, Novell, Solaris, Unix, Virtualisation, VMware

Paul Maritz appears to be giving his old employer a bit of a beating this week at VMWorld. I used to speak to Paul when he headed up the Windows Server team at Microsoft - and like many MS peops, he was clearly passionate about the product and he believed he could make a difference. I think...

September 11, 2008  8:40 AM

Virtualisation goes mainstream

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Citrix, desktop virtualisation, ESX Server, Hyper-V, Hypervisor, Metaframe, Microsoft, VM, VMware, XenServer

The availability of Microsoft's Hyper-V technology will mean that every business running Windows Server 2008 will be able to use virtualisation, without needing to purchase any additional software.
Admin staff simply tick a box when installing Windows, and the Microsoft...

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