Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for ZDNet, and sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. His PGP key is: EB6CEEA5.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish America Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. Rachel has a B.A. in Mass Communications and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she served as art director for the student magazine, Plated. In her spare time, she enjoys playing trumpet, learning rock climbing and archery, and listening to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Someday she also will be perfectly fluent in both French and Spanish. Someday.

Latest Posts

Open source about vendor choice?

Open source about vendor choice?

Speaking at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Peter Schay, executive vice president of The Advisory Council, made the case for Linux versus Windows in simplified terms: avoidance of vendor lock-in at all costs, even if on paper or whiteboard TCO a Microsoft deployment is less costly than Linux.

July 28, 2004 by in Open Source

Next up:  The -1 Day Attack?

Next up: The -1 Day Attack?

The shrinking time-to-exploit (the amount of time that elapses between when a vulnerabilty is announced and when an exploit that takes advantage of it surfaces on the Net) is one of the hot topics as this week's Black Hat security conference Las Vegas, NV.

July 28, 2004 by in Security

IBM's storage tank running into problems

IBM's storage tank running into problems

IBM's Storage Tank project, built to handle data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project is not meeting targets and may never be used at all, Infoworld reports. IBM has said the Storage Tank will provide a key storage technology for the grid, but according to the project managers has only managed to scale so far to 28TB of data, representing just 0.

July 28, 2004 by in Storage

HP n' friends on a road trip

HP n' friends on a road trip

Hewlett Packard kicked off its Wireless and Mobility Roadshow in San Francisco today, bringing along its major wireless partners including Microsoft, Cisco, and T-Mobile. HP's Manager of Mobility Solutions, Richard Stone, took the better part of his presentation this morning to show off a couple of new iPAQ Pocket PCs.

July 27, 2004 by in Networking


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