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November, 2008

  • Windows Azure – it does exactly what the DPE guys demo in the gym

    I’m not sure that title did what it was supposed to do – in my head the latter bit rhymed with a well known DIY brand whose strapline is “it does exactly what is says on the tin” Anyway, Windows Azure or previously codenamed Red Dog” was a big topic at...
  • Cutting IT costs

    With the news that the Daily Mail and General Trust had a recent IT shake-up which meant the centralisation of 2 IT departments into one under a single CIO, it has become apparent that with the current climate IT is under the microscope Paul Michaels...
  • One small step from Microsoft, one huge leap for PC security

    I was ecstatic when I read this – the key line to this article for me was: Microsoft decided to switch to a free product because there are still so many PCs out there that lack any antivirus software. It shows Microsoft made the right decision, for the...
  • Microsoft launches small business software

    Network World did a great summary of the announcements yesterday Microsoft released Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Key points: 1) The WESS offerings bundle popular IT software in order to ease rollout and...
  • Computer Weekly calls out mobile computing as key for SMEs to beat credit crunch

    Research found that that 84% of SMEs feel that technology becomes more important in a slower economy and as a result 47% have considered implementing a flexible working policy within their organisations as a means to reduce overheads to meet the challenges...
  • “Windows 7 Means You Can Start Migrating to Vista”

    I saw this blog post on IT Business Edge . Its written by Paul Mah, who spent years as a system administrator and system analyst, and now shares his knowledge of everything from networking to operating systems as an instructor at Republic Polytechnic...
  • Microsoft to offer start-ups free software

    The Daily Telegraph picked up on this news BizSpark is relevant to companies who have a turnover of less than £630,000 ($1 million) and means that they would only need to pay a nominal $100 fee after 3 years Those entrepreneurs selected would also gain...
  • Top 10 tips for green IT

      IT PRO has published a great list of top tips for GreenIT. Interestingly, most should help towards day-to-day cost saving too 1. Teleconferencing 2. Ditch Paper 3. E-documents and online tools 4. Consolidated data centres 5. Virtualisation 6. Home...
  • The greatest Tech Sites around the globe

    I loved this article on silicon.com My favourite was the Parkes Observatory - a 64-metre radio telescope in Australia that transmitted some of the first images of the Apollo 11 moon landing to the world.
  • virtualization.info Adoption Survey 2008

    Fifteen days ago virtualization.info launched a web survey to try to understand the state of the union for hardware virtualization. In just three days they collected over 500 responses, and have now surpassed 750.  The emerging picture is surprisingly...