Safari can’t open the page “https://www.sdn.sap.com/” because it couldn’t establish a secure connection to the server “www.sdn.sap.com”.I wonder how Apple Employees must be accessing SAP SDN, considering Apple uses SAP as ERP.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
- Macromedia Flash
- QuickTime and QTVR
- Java Applets
What does not work for sure:
- Microsoft's new Silverlight
The Browser even on first run seems to suggest sights based on what you may have typed.
But on a closer look, it is actually reading the history of IE session from my machine.
Bad for someone who may not like such sharing.
The UI has a very iTunish look (I am assuming that the normal windows user has never used Mac OS). It looks clean.
Apple finally released a version of its Safari Browser for Windows. The Browser is currently in Beta. It will be a definite addition to what I have on my PC. I have used Lynx, Mosaic, IE, Netscape, Opera, Firefox/Mozilla before.
Let's take a look at Safari Running on Windows:
The Installation Starts with a very simple screen.
It comes with an extensive Beta license agreement.
Consent to Use of Data. You agree that Apple and its subsidiaries may collect and use technical and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your computer, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to the Apple Software, and to verify compliance with the terms of this License. Apple may use this information, as long as it is in a form that does not personally identify you, to improve our products or to provide services or technologies to you. Indicating that the browser has something that calls home.
It also has several open source components - which is why Apple asks uses to refer to GPL and LGPL license (says the license is supplied with the software). I tried to look for the copy of LGPL and GPL license distributed with the software, but could not find one.
Browser is supplied with Bonjour and Apple Software Updater (if you ahve iTunes, that you probably have both of these already).
Monday, June 04, 2007
IT applications and infrastructure around it is an asset for a
When a company would keep the ownership and hand over management and upkeep of IT applications to another entity, it is outsourcing.
Sometimes company would outsource the management to captive unit providers (subsidiaries, sometimes legal entities seperate from the company but part of same conglomorate) - in this scenario companies are mostly shifting jobs from one company to other company, one location to other location. Sometimes it is done to save taxes (Layers of companies, less tracabilities)
Sometimes companies will outsource to third party providers. This is what is most people understand at outsourcing. Sometimes, the providers execute the work from same location - which is called onsite. Sometimes, the providers execute
the work from different location - in same territory (country, timezone, region
- dffers per vendor) - which is called nearshore. When the proejct is executed
from a far off location - it is called offshore.