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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Forrester CEO:   Sun's plan is bold but has potholes

Forrester CEO: Sun's plan is bold but has potholes

Fresh off a visit with Sun execs, Forrester Research CEO George Colony thinks he has handle on the company's comeback strategy as well as the potholes that might trip it up. In addition to Sun's continued fixation on technology (an obsession that Colony warns could leave Sun vulnerable to Dell), the eight point plan is more about Red Hat than it is anything else.

September 21, 2004 by in Oracle

Smart dust for sale

Smart dust for sale

Dust Networks launched the sale of its first product today, the SmartMesh wireless mesh networking platform for enterprise-class monitoring and control solutions. The dust is in the form of motes--compact, ultra low-power wireless network devices that provide modular connections to a wide range of sensors and actuators.

September 20, 2004 by in Networking

How loyal are you to your suppliers?

How loyal are you to your suppliers?

Many household names of the IT industry, including Dell and Microsoft, have been able to capture lasting feelings of customer loyalty, according to Walker Information's annual Loyalty Report for Information Technology. However, of 13,000 corporate IT buyers interviewed for the report, only 44 percent said they feel loyal to a majority of their suppliers, 30 percent feel "trapped" by at least some of their vendors, and almost 25 percent are looking to swap their IT providers for somebody else.

September 20, 2004 by in Dell

SCO makes analyst laugh

SCO makes analyst laugh

Tech analyst Robin Bloor wasn't short on sarcastic remarks in response to the latest in the legal circus between The SCO Group and IBM, in which Big Blue was accused of not handing over millions of lines of code for SCO to analyze.

September 20, 2004 by in Open Source

The Voice over IP Insurrection

The Voice over IP Insurrection

VoIP is ushering in a new era for the telecommunications industry, but just where it is headed and why it is important is open to widespread speculation. In what Om Malik calls "the best and most definitive essay you will ever ready on this technology," Daniel Berninger's analysis can leave you convinced that VoIP has what it takes to ignite a communications renaissance.

September 20, 2004 by in Networking

Plant powered phones

Plant powered phones

MIT scientists isolated the spinach proteins that produce energy when exposed to light, and figured out how to use peptites (broken pieces of protein) to bond the photosynthetic spinach matter with an electrical circuit. Spinach solar cells could be applied like a layer of paint to a phone or other electronic device.

September 20, 2004 by in Tech Industry

PeopleSoft's last hurrah?

PeopleSoft's last hurrah?

When PeopleSoft's CEO Craig Conway speaks to thousands of customers tomorrow at the company's annual customer event, he will try to convince them that the barbarians are not at the gate. Following a federal judge's ruling in favor of Oracle's proposed $7.

September 20, 2004 by in Oracle

Outsourcing megadeals chill out, but why?

Outsourcing megadeals chill out, but why?

Is JPMorgan Chase's cancellation of a $5 billion contract with IBM a sign that technology services megadeals are going the way of the dinosaur? Other billion-dollar agreements have unraveled recently: EDS and Dow Chemical "mutually" terminated a contract valued at $1.

September 19, 2004 by in CXO

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