Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and 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 the security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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WebEx: The bumpy  road to five-nines

WebEx: The bumpy road to five-nines

Earlier this week, I chatted with WebEx CEO Subrah Iyar at a dinner set up by his PR firm, Antenna Group . Subrah was explaining some of the challenges for taking his company from four-nines to five-nines.

January 28, 2005 by in Networking

Turning nose movements into mouse movements

Turning nose movements into mouse movements

A student at the Institute of Information Technology in Ottawa, Canada, has invented the nouse, a piece of image-processing software that watches your face in order to 1) translate nose movements into mouse movements and 2) translate winks (left and right) into clicks (left and right). So what?

January 28, 2005 by in Hardware

Is Novell's Groupwise on death row?

Is Novell's Groupwise on death row?

After listening to Brian Green, Novell's European director of Linux solutions, give a keynote regarding the company's forthcoming marriage of NetWare's services to the SuSE Linux kernel (Novell calls this Open Enterprise Server), Novell's customers are worrying that the company will put some of its non-open source products such as Groupwise on the chopping block. The worries are not unfounded.

January 27, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

In wake of Fortune's story, picking apart HP...

In wake of Fortune's story, picking apart HP...

In issue #7 of ZDNet's IT Matters series of podcasts (download the MP3, or learn how to have them automatically downloaded while you're sleeping), I interview the Enderle Group's principal analyst Rob Enderle about the damaging article that was recently published in Fortune Magazine (see Fortune on why Fiorina's big bet is failing) and what the prospects are for the futures of HP and its CEO Carly Fiorina.

January 27, 2005 by in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Software-as-a-service: Phase II

Software-as-a-service: Phase II

Martin LaMonica has a report on how IBM is gearing up its hosted services to deliver applications via the Internet. After the success of companies like salesforce.

January 27, 2005 by in IBM

Customer integration points

Customer integration points

Over the past five years, many CIOs have put significant effort intodeploying customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These systemsprovide a single view of the customer for the sales organization and givereal IT support to activities that were previously handled inspreadsheets, address books, and e-mail.

January 26, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

An alternative history of tech

An alternative history of tech

Michael Kanellos ponders an alternate history of tech (a very brief alternate history that takes a page from Philip Roth's best seller, The Plot Against America), looking at the impact of a Moore's Law that wimped out in the 1990's, an Apple Computer that licensed the Mac OS, an IBM that didn't allow Microsoft to license the OS, a Digital Equipment that succeeded in the market, and a world without the mouse.

January 26, 2005 by in Legal

OpenSolaris lives

OpenSolaris lives

The site of the open-source version of Solaris is open to the public, but not Solaris itself:Soon, you'll be able to download the OpenSolaris distribution. For now -- just to prove that we're serious -- we've made available the source code to DTrace ; it's available here under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.

January 25, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

ComputerWorld:  IBM choking on own dog food

ComputerWorld: IBM choking on own dog food

Using the headline "IBM goes silent on Linux desktop effort," ComputerWorld has published a report that IBM's strategic initiative to move thousands of its internal users onto Linux-based desktops is missing in action. According to the story, it has been more than a year since IBM's chairman and CEO, Sam Palmisano challenged the company, which has made Linux and open source central to its sales strategy, to migrate to Linux desktops by the end of 2005.

January 25, 2005 by in Open Source

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