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 News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, 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 security writer-editor for ZDNet. He can be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. He is based in the New York newsroom. You can send him secure email with his PGP key: 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, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, 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.

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IBM looks to nab some of that desktop Linux limelight

IBM looks to nab some of that desktop Linux limelight

Not one to be completely shut out of the desktop party, IBM has unleashed a series of announcements around its Workplace suite of collaborative solutions. Although deriving the most value out of its server-centric architecture forces a serious rethink on how end-users should be creating, saving, and collaborating on documents of all sorts, it offers a litany of team and collaboration-oriented features that can be woven into any document's lifecycle.

November 9, 2004 by in Hardware

Farmshoring brings tech jobs to U.S. boonies

Farmshoring brings tech jobs to U.S. boonies

If you haven't heard already, there is a new term that is adding more confusion and consternation in the offshore outsourcing debate. "Farmshoring," or outsourcing work to domestic rural locations, is gaining visibility among companies who want to keep US jobs from shipping overseas.

November 9, 2004 by in Government : AU

With the curse reversed, the Babe is a free agent (this time on eBay)

With the curse reversed, the Babe is a free agent (this time on eBay)

Now that the Red Sox "curse" has been reversed by the team's World Series victory, the document that personifies that curse -- the original 1919-dated contract to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000 -- is up for auction on eBay. The booty includes a signed letter from Ty Cobb that testifies to Ruth's greatest strengths as a pitcher and weakness as a drinker.

November 8, 2004 by in E-Commerce

Checking in on the other side of e-mail security

Checking in on the other side of e-mail security

Now that you're getting a handle on the tricks of the anti-spam trade, the time is ripe to shift some of that attention to preventing outbound e-mails containing sensitive information from escaping the boundaries of your network. Unintended leaks of proprietary corporate content by a company's own employees can result in heavy revenue losses, legal penalties, lost credibility, and conflict with privacy and data security regulations.

November 8, 2004 by in Security

Internet toll booth:  Has Microsoft dropped the other shoe?

Internet toll booth: Has Microsoft dropped the other shoe?

eWeek's Steven Vaughan-Nichols has written an alarming report regarding Microsoft's publication of a Royalty-Free Protocol License Agreement. The agreement starts off by saying "If You want a license from Microsoft to implement one or more Protocol(s) (as defined below), You must (1) complete the designated information in the box below, (2) check one or more boxes on Exhibit A, and (3) sign and return this Agreement AS IS to Microsoft.

November 7, 2004 by in Microsoft

Reading Microsoft's server road map

Reading Microsoft's server road map

Microsoft has taken steps to address customers who are increasingly reluctant to move quickly to new operating systems, but continue to demand new features without waiting for extending periods of time. The company has begun trickling features to market through feature packs and a new type of upgrade, the optional feature release.

November 5, 2004 by in Servers

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