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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Ellison: It's about survival

Ellison: It's about survival

It should come as no surprise that Larry Ellison testified that increasing competitive pressure from SAP and the entry of Microsoft into the business applications market spurred Oracle to launch its hostile bid for PeopleSoft. "We felt the only way to survive and prosper was through acquisition," he told a packed federal courthouse.

June 30, 2004 by in Oracle

A lost advantage for Microsoft customers

A lost advantage for Microsoft customers

One of Microsoft's older licensing programs ended yesterday, and the question now is what Upgrade Advantage customers will do next-- buy full versions of Windows and other applications or join the company's subscription-based Software Assurance. Those considering the latter route could borrow a page from European governments and businesses: Push Redmond hard--even if it means playing the "Linux" card-- for deep discounts and other concessions in your licensing terms.

June 30, 2004 by in Tech Industry

ERP in a box

ERP in a box

PeopleSoft released some scaled down versions of its enterprise applications for smaller businesses. That alone is not compelling, but the company is selling the apps in a prepackaged bundle with an IBM's eServer iSeries server and is providing industry-specific business process templates.

June 30, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

More from JavaOne

More from JavaOne

Sound bites from Sun CEO Scott McNealy:"We want IBM to start donating its own intellectual property to the community. You need a little more than that hammer and chisel.

June 30, 2004 by in Open Source

Pop-up program fetches banking data

Pop-up program fetches banking data

Alert: A Trojan horse that installs itself through a pop-up ad can read keystrokes and steal passwords when victims visit any of nearly 50 targeted banking sites--including Citibank, Barclays Bank and Deutsche Bank--security researchers warned yesterday.

June 30, 2004 by in Banking

Dell to sharpen its blade strategy

Dell to sharpen its blade strategy

Dell claims that blades today don't live up to the promise of density and cost benefits when compared with 1U rack mountable servers. The company plans to shake up the blade sector in Q4...

June 30, 2004 by in Dell

Sun's success formula: NPV

Sun's success formula: NPV

John Loiacono, Sun executive vice president of software, says Sun is moving toward a happy meal approach to selling. At McDonald's, you get the combo of a burger, fries and a soft drink for less than the price of the individual items, and you get a free toy.

June 28, 2004 by in Oracle

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