Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

December, 2008

December 18, 2008  1:50 PM

Who will trust MS now?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IE, Internet Explorer, microkernel, MS08-078, patch, Security, Trustworthy computing, Windows

It's far too easy to catch a virus off the internet these days. In fact I did just that last Saturday, visiting a site through a Google search that had been hacked. Home users will continue to run PCs without AV protection if they have to pay for anti-virus software subscriptions. This...

December 16, 2008  11:57 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: The results are in… (how to analyse those Officescan cab files)

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Deployment, Migration, Office 2007, Officescan, OMPM

On our last exciting encounter in the Office 2007 deployment saga, we had put in place some code to run the Officescan application which scans for files on user's machines to discover if...

December 15, 2008  9:37 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: The Discovery Channel (using officescan to look at your legacy files)

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Compatibility, Deployment, Office 2007, OMPM

Now that we've established the core goal of the project, to rollout Office 2007 via a KIX logon script with add-ons and all sorts of other lovely goodness, the next thing to do is to find out if there are going to be issues with the rollout, and what after-effects the...

December 12, 2008  9:01 AM

FaceBook nerds need a reality check

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
career, Employment, Facebook, Job, Redundancy, Skills, talent

Is it just me? Am I the only person who can't see the point of pandering to the FaceBook Generation.

Analyst Gartner is saying that unless we allow FaceBook in the workplace we won't be able to attract the best new thinkers out there. This sentiment was reflected earlier this week at an...

December 11, 2008  6:37 PM

Office 2007 Deployment: And so it begins…

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Deployment, Office 2007, rollout

I wish I could start this with "My name is Earl" but alas I cannot. My name is Paul Hughes, and for a short time, you will find entries on this blog written by myself as well as Cliff Saran.

But before I go further, it's best to start off as to why these guest entries have come...

December 8, 2008  4:25 PM

Mighty Mouse turn 40 today

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Enigma, Linux, Mac, microprocessor, PC, Unix, von-neumann machine, Windows

It's hard to say what has been the most significant invention in IT of all time: the integrated circuit, the microprocessor, the PC and the web have moulded IT in ways their inventors never imagined.

But 40 years ago, on December 9th 1968, Doug Engelbart and a...

December 3, 2008  9:12 AM

Oracle users: Are you really that happy?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Oracle, ukoug

I have known Ronan Miles of the UKOUG  for several years. He's a good contact of Computer Weekly. Under his leadership, I believe Oracle users in the UK have benefited - especially given the huge change within Oracle itself over the last few years.


Ronan Miles sees the...

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