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April 21, 2008  1:49 PM

Web 2.0 spending to increase – but who pays?

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A new Forrester report reckons that business spending on Web 2.0 software will rise to a value of $4.6 billion as the promise of what it can deliver increases. The key drivers for Web 2.0 in business is that it will allow businesses to communicate with customers better and improve employee...

April 18, 2008  2:39 PM

Career management: How to get headhunted

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Following my interview with Microsoft COO Kevin Turner about how IT staff can reach the top and earn more, we've had a couple of e-mails on...


April 17, 2008  4:00 PM

Bond.com domain name goes for $1 million

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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The web address Bond.com has been put up for auction today, for a reserve price of $1million. With the hype surrounding the latest Bond movie and yesterday’s opening of the Ian Fleming exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, the web address is likely to be snapped up for a record price. The...


April 16, 2008  9:34 PM

The Apprentice UK

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I have the TV on in the background with the Apprentice on right now. Both teams have been tasked with taking portrait photographs of customers at a shopping centre. Sales have been strong for both teams but ironically both teams have been let down by...


April 16, 2008  6:08 PM

How to hack guide

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Cyber criminals are not after the notoriety anymore, they are business men or women just like in the “real” world and networking is helping them become stronger. The internet is increasingly becoming a lucrative platform for illegal business ventures. Raimund Genes, CTO of anti-malware at Trend...


April 11, 2008  11:09 AM

Downturns, language and how the internet will not ‘become obsolete’

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Deep breath. It’s a long rant, but a good one. A downturn in IT spending has been predicted to hit the UK, but you would not know it from the amount of stories that have...


March 27, 2008  3:39 PM

Bill Gates praises Macintosh

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March 18, 2008  5:38 PM

The questions IBM wouldn’t answer

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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You can read the story about IBM being sued for £3 million for allegedly selling other people’s patented software here. What’s sad about this case is that IBM has...


March 4, 2008  1:13 PM

Counterfeit Cisco gear – a problem of its own making?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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My colleague Cliff Saran has written a story about counterfeit Cisco gear being seized. He points out the security issues with using counterfeit Cisco equipment, and gives...


February 27, 2008  2:52 PM

Microsoft’s response to the EU’s £680m fine

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Microsoft’s response to the EU’s £680 million fine: “We feel that the fine concerns events which are in the past and we’re very much looking to move forward on announcements like opening up code on APIs.”


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