Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

February, 2011

February 24, 2011  9:22 AM

Windows 7 SP1 – no reason to delay anymore

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Windows 7

In the past we were told never upgrade Windows until SP1 is out. Well Windows 7 SP1 is now available. The OS is far more stable than previous versions of Windows and should not cause

February 17, 2011  2:58 PM

Video: Why won’t applications run on a hypervisor?

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Application Compatibility

I spoke to Greg Lambert, chier fechnical architect at ChangeBase, about application comaptibility. Compatibility is not only about getting things to work on Windows. Hypervisors can also pose app compatibility issues. And, as I mentioned in recent posts, browsers like

February 15, 2011  6:58 PM

(Legal) Questions about the Cloud

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

I've been at a number of IT conferences over the last few weeks where people have spoken about the changes in the IT industry and the general direction of travel - where will IT be in 2yrs, 5yrs and 10yrs+ time ? Conferences on IT now tend to have at least some discussions about the cloud  

February 11, 2011  2:46 PM

Download full list of IE8/IE9 incompatible sites

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IE8, IE9, incompatible

I've had a few comments from people saying that the selection of sites I've listed appear to work fine. The full list of over 1100 sites can be downloaded from Microsoft...

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February 10, 2011  11:31 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update – 9th February 2011

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With this Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we see a large set of updates in comparison to the recent small list of updates release by Microsoft for the month of January. In total there are 12 Microsoft Security...

February 9, 2011  11:21 AM

IE 8 and IE 9 incompatibility: Thousands of sites are failing

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IE8, IE9, incompatible, Internet Explorer

Last month Microsoft warned developers they "may" experience problems with IE8 and IE9 incompatibility:


"Some Web sites may not be displayed correctly or work correctly in Windows Internet Explorer 8 or in Windows...

February 8, 2011  4:32 PM

Dell adds X Factor to jazz up corporate laptops

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Dell, Latitude

In this podcast, Kirk Schell, executive director for Dell's business PC range, speaks to Cliff Saran from about the changing personality of the business PC and laptop.

February 4, 2011  2:45 PM

HP fails to tell customers which PCs are affected by Sandy Bridge flaw

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People on the HP desktop hardware support forum have waited days for the company to do the honourable thing and list the PC models affected by the Sandy Bridge...

February 1, 2011  2:29 PM

IBM clarifies Cognos 10 Cloud strategy

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BI, Business Intelligence, cloud

With all the attention around what applications are moving to the Cloud and how those applications will work, IBM has  clarified its own plans around Cognos. Last month, I said that they were planning to create a Business Intelligence as a Service application. This was based...

February 1, 2011  12:06 PM

Why IT must understand Facebook

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CIO, Diageo, Facebook, franz

More marketing is being done digitally. It is very hard to measure its output and success. "You need tools to take the data and bring it into one place, to satisfy marketing and finance departments," says Brian Franz, CIO, Diageo. In this podcast he speaks about how IT captured the data from...

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