The passing of fellow ZDNet blogger Marc Orchant caused Dave Winer to pose the question: what happens to your Web presence (and by extension all your digital assets) when you are no longer here?Like Dave, I have a number of servers that will stop running without some care and attention and hosting services that will stop if I no longer pay the bills.
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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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Facebook has a response to Google's OpenSocial APIs, which will let developers build applications that tap into multiple social networks without modification, a kind of write-once, run-anywhere scenario when the APIs are supported. Today, Facebook announced that it will license the Facebook Platform methods and tags to other platforms.
CIO magazine is out with its 2008 state of the CIO survey and pay is up, business strategists are valuable and the average tenure is down.CIO surveyed 542 CIOs to cook up the state of the position and what the future will hold.
Micron Technology said Wednesday that it is producing its new 1 GB DDR2 memory chip, the smallest of its kind.The company added that mass production is slated for "early next year.
Zoho has revamped its online show presentation tool, Show 2.0.
Advanced Micro Devices said in an SEC filing Wednesday that it will take a goodwill impairment charge due to its October 2006 acquisition of ATI Technologies.These goodwill impairment charges are taken when a company doesn't expect to get its expected returns on an acquisition.
United Online said Wednesday that it is withdrawing its plans to take Classmates Media public. United Online said that launching a Classmates IPO "under current market conditions would not be in the best interests of its stockholders.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: IE gets a Patch Tuesday makeover. Microsoft bulletin.
My Between the Lines partner Larry Dignan attended Hewlett-Packard’s analyst meeting in New York today where CEO Mark Hurd stated the obvious--all CIOs want to cut costs and simplify.It's an oversimplification, but Hurd excels at reducing problems to their bare essentials, with all the metrics needed to make decisions less about guesswork or intuition.
AT&T unleashed a bevy of metrics Tuesday at an analyst conference. The big one: AT&T's U-Verse television service is expected to reach about 30 million homes by the end of 2010.