For 30 years or so technology folks have heard the song and dance about "business alignment," or putting some hard numbers on IT projects. From the looks of things, you'll be hearing about alignment for another 30 years.
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.
Notable headlines: Ed Bott: Vista WGA problems confirmed (below). Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: What does Windows Vista reduced functionality mode look like?
At the Tech Policy Summit in San Jose, the broken patent system was the topic of several panels. First, Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) said that he coordinating with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)and others in Congress to produce a patent reform bill in the next two to three weeks.
ComScore is out with a report that shows Yahoo's Panama search advertising system is off to a swell start. How swell?
Floyd Kvamme kicked off the Tech Policy Summit, which is advertised as a non-partisan conference attended by tech industry insiders, investors, policymakers, non-profit leaders, regulators and legal experts to "examine critical policy issues affecting technology innovation and adoption in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Is Vista's desktop search good enough to supplant Google's Desktop search? Apparently the Vista search bandwagon is filling up.
TD Ameritrade Chief Security Officer Bill Edwards figures that he's going to be pulled onto the service oriented architecture (SOA) bandwagon soon. He might as well use it to enhance security.
Notable headlines: Dan Farber: Reflections on the first decade of blogging.UMBC eBiquity: The I’s of the Blogosphere.
I ran into my old friend Dave Winer at the San Francisco airport on Wednesday last week. He was on his way to Boston for the Public Media Conference.
Vinnie Mirchandani has some fun in a blog post applying a technology twist to the revealing and often humorous "two cows" question, such as how political systems or corporations are different from one another (Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and gives you a share of the milk).