Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

March, 2011

March 28, 2011  12:16 PM

Packet switch pioneer, Paul Baran, dies aged 84

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US scientist Paul Baran, whose work in the 1960s helped pave the way for the internet, has died aged 84, the BBC is reporting today.

Baran, is regarded as the father of packet switching. During his time working for Rand...

March 25, 2011  3:38 PM

Nortel sells 667k IPv4 addresses to MS for a cool $7.5m

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Nortel, which filed for bankruptcy protectection in 2009, has sold its IPv4 address allotment for a cool $7.5 million to Microsoft, which equates to a price of $11.25 per IP address. reports the Internet...

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March 24, 2011  4:09 PM

Safe Harbour fails to answer overseas cloud security concerns

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", Google, Google Apps, IBM, Safe Harbor, safe-harbour

In the past week I've met IBM and Google and asked them about cloud security.  Sure, data is mirrored, replicated and always available...

No my question concerns data jurisdiction and the ability for governments to subpoena hosting and cloud providers to provide law and...

March 20, 2011  5:59 PM

Programming skills most in demand in Media

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This interactive table below shows what skills are most in demand in the Media industry, based on vacancies advertised during Q4 2010. Click on a skill in the table to see how demand has changed since 2007.


March 18, 2011  2:37 PM

Can HP innovate?

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Cloud Computing, HP, Server, Virtualisation

If everyone buys cloud services, what will happen to the hardware makers? The reality of cloud computing is finally sinking in - at least for HP, which unveiled its "hybrid" cloud strategy this...

March 10, 2011  10:09 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update – 8th March 2011

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March 8, 2011  3:49 PM

Oracle hardware support rip-off

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Oracle, rip-off, Sun, Support

The Service Industry Association has filed a complaint against Oracle in Europe and the US concerning the limitations Oracle puts on its hardware support.


SIA executive director Claudia...

March 3, 2011  12:18 PM

Cern video: The quality Root

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Software Quality

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs sophisticated software to analyse the massive amounts of data the experiment generates.

Root is 2.5 million lines of C++, which offers a data analysis framework used by physicists working on the LHC experiment. I recently spoke to Axel Naumann, who...

March 2, 2011  10:49 AM

Top skills in Financial services

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The interactive graph below shows what programming skills are in top demand in financial services firms. If you want to to get by in financial services IT, then SQL database skills are the most sort after skill. Clicking on a skill brings up a graph showing how demand has changed since...

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