Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

March, 2009

March 30, 2009  5:21 PM

Technical challenges of software as a service

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Technical challenges of software as a service

One of the interesting things about the challenges of Software as a Service (SaaS) brings is not necessarily that new technology...

March 20, 2009  10:27 AM

Is SaaS the ultimate solution during the current economic downturn?

cmurray1 Profile: cmurray1
Cloud Computing, SaaS

In this economic crisis - I believe we are already past downturn - CIOs' budgets are under increasing pressure; yet, ironically, the pressure on CIOs and their IT departments to deliver solutions which enable more business...

March 19, 2009  2:30 PM

IE8: How to make Active X work under DEP/NX

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
ActiveX, DEF/NX, IE 8, Windows

Internet Explrer 8.0 uses the DEP/NX setting to stop ActiveX from running.If you have a problem running ActiveX you will need to tweak the Windows Registry.

This explanation of how to do this was kindly provided by Greg Lambert, technical director at ChangeBase:

Here is a...

March 18, 2009  10:39 AM

IBM/Sun: what it could mean?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, OpenOffice, power, risc, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Unix

What will IBM gain by buying Sun? Today, under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership, I think Sun's more of a software company than a Unix server and workstation firm.IBM could benefit from taking over Java and OpenOffice. I'm not too sure where the hardware fits. OK, IBM will increase its market lead...

March 11, 2009  9:45 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday March compatibility report

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
ChangeBase, Microsoft, MS09-006, MS09-007, MS09-008

Good news, yesterday's Microsoft Patch Tuesday should not cause any major comaptibility problems. ChangeBase has created a report about the update:

March 10, 2009  8:55 AM

Mobile contracts suck

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
3G, contacts, Data

How difficult can it be to upgrade your mobile phone contract? It seems, it's near impossible to get the deal that works for you. I spent most of last weekend trying to find a contract that provides voice, text and would allow me both  to surf the web on a laptop while on the road and...

March 5, 2009  1:54 PM

Internet Explorer 8.0: compatibility test results…

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
DEF/NX, Enterprise architecture, IE 8, Internet Explorer

Enterprise apps that use a web browser user interfaces may not work on Internet Explorer 8.0, if they need downloadable components like ActiveX controls., I have...

March 4, 2009  2:14 PM

The true cost of Windows Vista

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Microsoft, vista, Windows, XP

Microsoft could be losing billions of dollars in terms of lost earnings because Vista is not backwards compatible with Windows XP. As a result, businesses are not risking upgrading from Windows XP. Mainstream support for XP ends on April 14, yet most businesses are likely to carry on using it...

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