As you may have noticed, ZDNet got a facelift. Here's a look at the key changes and the rationale for them.
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Intel on Sunday rolled out its Atom brand, a group of low-power processors formerly known under the code names Silverthorne and Diamondville.These chips are designed for mobile Internet devices set to launch later in 2008.
In the latest installment of Churchill Club talks, a panel examined how the next generation of business leaders will have to become adept at using and understanding massive amounts of data from all over.At issue is gaining the trust of so-called "info-entials.
ComScore in an effort to allay the concerns of Google, which is likely to be a massive customer, may be opening the door for further questioning of its data.In a blog post on Friday, comScore tried to put its finding that Google paid clicks were flat (actually down a smidge) in January (Techmeme).
Cisco, Dell and others have seen lumpy customer demand, but the folks that are producing those volatile sales patterns--CIOs--are moderately optimistic and expect solid technology spending in 2008, according to a survey by UBS.In its survey, UBS noted that:Our CIO survey--completed in February--points toward surprisingly solid IT spending growth in '08.
And once again we come to a post on co-author Don Tapscott's Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. This Wikinomics series has just two posts to go; savor it while you can.
Software as a service is about to approach a crossroads in a few years and at issue is whether it becomes a dominant business model or a feature that becomes just another way for a vendor to deliver an application.To Salesforce.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Dell: Still a work in progress; Sees conservative IT spendingHeather Clancy: Dell intensifies its green strategy with a pledge ... and "greener" Windows Server 2008 offeringDavid Morgenstern: Living a bare drive lifestyleJason O'Grady: Nicewear: SmartSleep Phil Wainewright: Has Microsoft solved the ad spend conundrum?
Update: Elinor Mills and Dan Farber have more on this would be Eric Schmidt interview. Also see Techmeme.
Dell's fourth quarter results fell short of expectations Thursday and the company "will continue to incur costs as it realigns its business to improve growth and profitability." Meanwhile, Dell said future results "could be adversely impacted by more conservative spending by its customers.