I'm just coming off three days at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW), a workshop I, Kaliya Hamlin, and Doc Searls organize every six months. IIW focuses on what's called "user-centric identity," a set of technologies for building an identity layer for the Internet.
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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.
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Dell executives met with the press today in San Francisco to have a discussion about the company’s strategic direction, but it turned into more of a lecture about how Dell is going to leapfrog HP and IBM in delivering datacenter solutions.Dell’s CTO Kevin Kettler and Jay Parker, director of PowerEdge servers, announced Project Hybrid, which they said will set a new industry standard for reducing cost and complexity in datacenters.
The Federal Communications Commission has apparently given Apple's iPhone device the green light, according to AppleInsider. AppleInsider reports that the FCC basically cleared the iPhone for sale.
Guess Microsoft just didn't want 24/7 Real Media after all.24/7 Real Media said in a statement that it sold out to advertising giant WPP Group for $649 million today.
On today's podcast:Enterprise search, why it's difficult and why Google is wooing the corporate market.AMD's Barcelona chip could thump Intel.
Salesforce.com decided last quarter that it won't disclose quarterly subscriber totals.
Much of Hewlett-Packard's earnings were a done deal due to the company's preannouncement, but there were a host of little nuggets from the conference call that are notable. For starters, HP CEO Mark Hurd gave his outlook on component pricing, which can be a window to PC pricing, and addressed Dell's potential entry to the retail market.
Notable headlines:George Ou: AMD Barcelona can potentially smash Intel. Review: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT.
While Google leads the way with search and advertising dollars, Yahoo is trying to establish its unique market position with a new tagline: “To connect people to their passions, communities, and the world’s knowledge.”Google's tagline--"Organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful"--recently augmented with "Search, Ads & Apps," is a bit more straightforward.
Enterprise search is a mess and technology managers--as well as the vendors selling them stuff--are to blame. In the end, Google will take over the enterprise.