Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

April, 2009

April 23, 2009  12:50 PM

IT procurment needs a rethink – industry consolidation changes the game

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EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, Symantec, ukoug

Oracle's acquisition of Sun shows that everything is up for grabs Oracle has spent $35 billion since 2005 on major software acquisitions including Peoplesoft, Hyperion and Siebel. In 2008 HP bought EDS for $13.9 billion....

April 20, 2009  4:50 PM

Oracle buys Sun…now what will happen to Sparc

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Java, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, WebLogic

Oracle is buying Sun for $7.4 billion a move which Oracle CEO Larry Ellision says, will give Oracle two key Sun software assets: Java and Solaris.  He says, "Java is one of the computer industry's best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most...

April 14, 2009  3:06 PM

Can traditional Call Centre applications ever catch up?

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cloudforce, SaaS

Although trimmed down to a single day, this year's conference, Cloudforce at the ExCel centre on Tuesday 7 April, was proved to...

April 9, 2009  9:13 AM

Intel: Netbooks just for children…you’ve got to be kidding

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eeePC, Intel, Netbook

Intel looks like it's fed up with the success of the NetBook. Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group has said that NetBooks are for kids. Apparently grown-ups need a grown-up laptop.

This is utter rubbish. I travel every day into...

April 3, 2009  4:08 PM

The Realities of SaaS Delivery

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One of the major selling points of SaaS is 'faster ROI'. But do SaaS...

April 2, 2009  11:34 AM

SaaS comes with opportunities for change

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SaaS, Training

Adopting an on-demand delivery model for software and platforms offers a now well-publicised array of business benefits.  However a degree...

April 1, 2009  3:07 PM

Windows XP: The clock is ticking

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Support, vista, XP

I've just been on the phone to Gartner, which is advising businesses to think about their long-term migration plans from Windows XP to Windows 7. Why now? Windows XP is a stable operating sytsem and businesses are reluctant to upgrade to Vista.

But on April 14, Windows XP moves from...

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