Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

August, 2010


August 27, 2010  10:47 AM

3Par eBay auction

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3PAR, Dell, HP

 

3Par's acqusition is almost becoming an eBay style bidding war with HP now outbidding Dell again. Storage has never been so exciting. Why is thin provisioning so hot?

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August 24, 2010  10:01 AM

Microsoft DBA tools support still failing

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DBA, Management, Microsoft, Quest Software, SQL Server

A week ago I received from Microsoft notification of a web seminar on Managing SharePoint Databases in SQL Server. Nothing outstanding about that, they do lots of these things every day. What did get my attention, however, was description of the webinar.

 

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August 16, 2010  5:15 PM

DBAs need to take control of Wikis

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Apple, Collaboration, DBA, Lotus Domino, wiki

Delivering cost-effective and maintainable content is not easy. Companies have spent literally hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide on websites, content management systems (CMS), hosting sites and bandwidth. Despite this, many companies freely admit...


August 11, 2010  8:50 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – 10th August 2010

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Application Compatibility, Applications, ChangeBase, Compatibility, Microsoft, patch, Windows

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August 9, 2010  1:53 PM

August Patch Tuesday – a busy time for the deployment team

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Application Compatibility, Applications, ChangeBase, Compatibility, Deployment, Microsoft, patch, Security, Windows


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

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Business Intelligence, cloud, DB2, EMC, Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Teradata, VMware

At the beginning of July, EMC announced its intention to acquire data warehouse vendor Greenplum. On the 29th July that deal was completed and EMC announced that Greenplum is the foundation of the new EMC Data Computing Product Division.

This  is another step down EMC's...


August 2, 2010  2:26 PM

Microsoft Releases Emergency Update Today

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Application Compatibility, Applications, ChangeBase, Microsoft, patch, Security, Windows

Later today, Microsoft will issue an emergency patch to fix a critical flaw in Windows that enables hackers to run code and take over PCs. Outlined on the Trusted Reviews site, there are several things that spring to mind.

This type of response from Microsoft is known as an OOB (Out OF...


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