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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InfoWorld: Rollins reiterates AMD's role in Dell's future

InfoWorld: Rollins reiterates AMD's role in Dell's future

For the second time in a week, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has gone on record as saying that the company will very likely offer AMD-based products. Last week, at Forrester Research's Executive Strategy Forum, Rollins said "We believe there will come a time when we use AMD products, too.

November 11, 2004 by in Dell

Bidding for HP's MIPS? Perhaps Carly should call Meg.

Bidding for HP's MIPS? Perhaps Carly should call Meg.

Under HP's new bid-for-compute-time scheme (known as Tycoon) which, for all intents and purposes turns MIPs (millions of instructions per second) into a commodity, perhaps compute power from the company should be listed on Chicago's Mercantile Exchange along with cattle and pork bellies. Or maybe HP CEO Carly Fiorina should drop a line to eBay CEO Meg Whitman to facilitate the bidding.

November 10, 2004 by in E-Commerce

The technological soft underbelly

The technological soft underbelly

FBI Deputy Assistant Director (and acting head of the FBI's CyberDivision) Steve Martinez recently had some interesting things to say about how cybercrime is dominated by sophisticated Eastern European gangs..."Tools and methods used by these increasingly skilled hackers could be employed to cripple our economy and attack our critical infrastructure as part of a terrorist plot.

November 10, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Microsoft joins ranks of the indemnifiers

Microsoft joins ranks of the indemnifiers

Nearly two years has passed since Sun COO/president started rattling the "get indemnified or else" saber. Now, Microsoft is extending to almost all of its customers the same indemnification that it once reserved for big corporations.

November 10, 2004 by in Microsoft

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

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