Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

April, 2011

April 28, 2011  2:47 PM

Can you cut your IT security budget?

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budget, Security

Among the sessions at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference was a panel discussion that explored the topic of how you would slash your IT security budget by 30%. It is near...

April 28, 2011  2:35 PM

Micro Focus take-over bid

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Micro Focus has carved a niche in helping organisations modernise mainframe applications. According to its website, it has 18,000 customers inlcuding many bluechips including HSBC and Tesco.

The company made a killing during the Y2K period, with software to migrate mainframe software...

April 19, 2011  5:28 PM

Consumer tech: the flip side…

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BlackBerry, smartphone

The Blackberry Enterprise Server was a gold standard, but has become a backdoor for government access, warned Michael Everall, Ciso Lehmans Holdings, in a keynote session at Infosecurity Europe earlier today.

A panel of chief information security officers discussed the merits of...

April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

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BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...

April 11, 2011  5:40 PM

A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

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Automation, DBA, hybridisation, MAID, optimisation, SAN, SAS, SATA, SSD, Teradata

With the launch of the Teradata Active EDW 6680 data warehouse, we sat down with Jim Dietz, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, Teradata, to talk about how the Active EDW 6680 works.

CW: How does the Active EDW 6680 decide on what belongs in the different zones?

April 11, 2011  4:52 PM

Teradata launches Active EDW 6680 hybrid storage solution

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Data warehouse, DBA, HDD, IN MEMORY, optimisation, SSD, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer unveiled Teradata's latest flagship product the Active EDW 6680. With support for SSD and SAS drives along with just under 1TB of RAM, the Active EDW 6680 is described by Gnau as being Teradata's answer to the need for...

April 11, 2011  10:25 AM

Use it or go bust

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Business Intelligence, NHS, Teradata, WellPoint

At the Teradata Universe conference in Barcelona, Hermann Wimmer, President Teradata EMEA gave a stark message to delegates - "Those companies that do not make use of their data to generate new business will disappear from the market."

As a company whose entire business has been built on...

April 11, 2011  7:43 AM

Teradata keeps Aster Data at arms length

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Aprimo, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, nCluster, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe conference in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer told journalists that for the time being, Aster Data would be run as a wholly separate business unit. This news will be welcome to Aster Data's customers who have been concerned that any takeover would have...

April 8, 2011  4:10 PM

Cloud resilience means dual network routing

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Cloud Computing

I recently met a CIO who believes there will be only five main cloud providers -  IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle. I personally think there will be a few more mega-cloud providers. But cloud is at the top of the Gartner hype cycle. Every day I get calls from people pitching the latest cloud...

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