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Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
The days of email as a mission-critical application appear to be limited, according to an IDC report. IDC said it is projecting that 97 billion emails will be sent worldwide in 2007 and more than 40 billion of those will be spam.
Felled by pricing pressure from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices said its first quarter sales will fall well short of Wall Street estimates. AMD said revenue for the first quarter ending March 31 is expected to be $1.
The top three highest paid chief information officers in 2006 work for financial services firms. Timothy Shack of PNC Financial Services had a total 2006 compensation of $5.94 million, followed by Gregor Bailar of Capital One at $4.5 million and Steven Sadoff of Knight Capital Group at $1.99 million.
Notable headlines: Ryan Stewart: The top 5 new features in Flash CS3. Gallery (left).
Charles Simonyi is on his way to the International Space Station aboard Expedition 15, which blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 17:31 GMT April 7. Along with other crew members, Charles is slated to rendezvous with the space station on April 9 at 19:15 GMT.
A federal judge basically kicked Vonage in the wind pipe today leaving 2.2 million lines hanging.
VMWare released the third installment of it's beta release of Fusion, it's desktop virtualization product for OS X. I wrote some detailed notes at when I explored the Beta 2 release.
Microsoft may be giving the nascent portable data center market a lift.Data Center Knowledge via Slashdot connects a few dots--including a some from ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley--to conclude that Microsoft may be an early adopter of the portable data centers championed by Sun (right), Rackable and others.
The tax deadline is April 15, but the General Accountability Office has already given the Internal Revenue Service a preliminary report card. And the results aren't half bad considering the IRS implemented a bevy of information systems changes.