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January 2008 - Jsimmons - Jsimmons

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BECTA says Whoa!, to Schools deploying Vista and Office 2007

BECTA is an organisation which outlines the use of technology in Britain's educational system. A report has been released by BECTA which outlines it's position on deploying VISTA and Office 2007. Until Microsoft can create a more compelling business case. They recommend that schools do not deploy Vista or Office 2007

Date: January 2008 09:00:42 AM Category: IT News


Cisco Unified Communications

Cisco have launched a product range targeted at the needs of small business. Cisco are not the only vendors who are now catering for the smaller. Lots of vendors have now acknowledge that the SMB market has been somewhat overlooked when it comes to IT application solutions and Hardware. Cisco’s offering looks to address the
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Date: January 2008 07:12:53 PM Category: Networking


NYSE Deploys 600 Linux servers in trading environment

The New York Stock Exchange have deployed over 600 Linux servers within their Hybrid Market trading system. The Hybrid Market system lets NYSE traders buy and sell stocks electronically or on the exchange's trading floor.

Date: January 2008 09:00:05 AM Category: IT News


Using linux on the desktop

I have been using Linux on the desktop for a number of years, despite this I would not have recommended a Linux desktop for the average user. The best place for Linux was is in the server room, not on the desktop. This has changed drastically over the past few years with Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu
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Date: January 2008 09:00:15 AM Category: Open Source


Microsoft eases licensing to compete with LAMP

Linux Apache Mysql PHP are extremely popular web server components. All these components are free. This can make it challenging to compete with. Microsoft seem to be responding to claw back marketshare

Date: January 2008 09:00:44 AM Category: IT News


Getting Linux Support

One of the many lines of FUD
which often appear in the press and on blogs is that you can not get good Linux support. These sort of articles are designed to reduce confidence in Linux and hinder the deployment of Linux, especially in a commercial environment.

Date: January 2008 09:00:58 AM Category: Open Source


Trenchant Systems in 2008

If the general economic forecast for 2008 is correct, then we are in for a challenging year. The media are reporting the reduction of house prices, rising inflation, the credit crunch reducing the amount of funding available. While these things may occur, I'm not going to add to frenzy of doom sayers. I'm a great believer of self fulfilling prophecy, and I'm going to highlight something different. One of the hardest things to do is to change the way you think. This is because we have all been programmed by our environment to respond in certain ways. I want to show you something different.
If the general economic forecast for 2008 is correct, then we are in
for a challenging year. The media are reporting the reduction of house
prices, rising inflation, the credit crunch reducing the amount of
funding available. While these things may occur, I'm not going to add
to frenzy of doom sayers.

Date: January 2008 12:01:28 AM Category: IT & Business





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