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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.

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IBM: Poised to eat Solaris' lunch?

IBM: Poised to eat Solaris' lunch?

Apparently not satisfied with the 12,000 Linux customers it claims to have under its belt, IBM is ramping up yet another major Linux initiative and this time, it has put Sun's Solaris squarely into its crosshairs. Big Blue has formalized a formulaic Solaris-to-Linux migration assessment program and, starting today, it is making that program available at no charge to Solaris shops that are seriously considering the move.

May 16, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

The Graying of IT

The Graying of IT

A recent story in Baseline Magazine discusses what CIOs at various companies are doing to retain institutional knowledge in the face of retiring IT workers.  One example, FirstEnergy Corp: As its first baby boomers turn 60 next year, FirstEnergy Corp.

May 16, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Gartner: tech complexity not greatest threat to CIOs

Gartner: tech complexity not greatest threat to CIOs

The most important and alarming point Gartner Fellow Richard Hunter repeated throughout his talk was that, on average, CIOs spend less than 1 percent of their budgets on managing risks related to the flexibility and agility of the IT organizations. That is, they do not work hard enough on the essential core competencies of IT--project, program, and process management.

May 16, 2005 by in CXO

Patchlink centralizes security patching for all apps and OSes

Patchlink centralizes security patching for all apps and OSes

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo — Depending on who you believe, manually feathering critical security patches into the enterprise -- for example those issued by Microsoft on "Super Tuesday" -- can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to deploy.  Not only can that drudgery add up in terms of costs, but the regression testing that must be done to make sure new security patches don't hose your desktops can be costly.

May 16, 2005 by in Security

Gartner CEO dusts off old themes in Symposium kick-off

Gartner CEO dusts off old themes in Symposium kick-off

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo — The last time I was at a Gartner Symposium/ITxpo (last Spring's event), the charismatic Michael Fleisher was the CEO and he had established a reputation of giving very forward looking keynotes in an effort to give the IT professionals in attendance some idea of how he'd strategize if he were them.

May 16, 2005 by in CXO

Gartner has new rap for complexity

Gartner has new rap for complexity

After years of assisting customers in building increasingly more complex, real-time IT environments, Gartner has targeted "conquering complexity" as the theme for Symposium/ITxpo  2005 in San Francisco. Peter Sondergaard, Gartner head of global research, attributed complexity to the constant search for a silver bullet to solve all problems, the implementation of point solutions and short term thinking--no architectural approach.

May 16, 2005 by in CXO

Gartner keynote transcript:  Conquering complexity

Gartner keynote transcript: Conquering complexity

The following transcript is from the keynote presentation, entitled "Conquering Complexity: Operational Excellence in IT," at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo  in San Francisco on May 16:RAY:And you thought IT was complicated!Just remember thatwhen you open your car door.

May 16, 2005 by in CXO

Is Integrien's Alive the superMOM of MOMs?

Is Integrien's Alive the superMOM of MOMs?

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo — Come to think of it, why isn't there a manager of managers solution called superMOM?  It seems like such a natural name for a product that horizontally cuts across all of an IT infrastructure's management technologies (SNMP, Windows event logs, security appliance APIs, etc.

May 15, 2005 by in CXO

Wily's Intrascope watches every step J2EE apps take

Wily's Intrascope watches every step J2EE apps take

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo -- In the old days, if you were an IT shop or an application developer, you had almost total control over the environment  in which your application lived.  You had some code and it may have accessed a database or some other sort of structured data but it all lived on one system that you had control of.

May 15, 2005 by in Developer

Is that an iPod phone in your pocket?

Is that an iPod phone in your pocket?

In response to my blog post asking whether handhelds with hard drives might start to give iPod (and other dedicated music players) a run for its money, one Talkbacker pointed out that iPod now includes a Calendar feature, showing that iPod can give as good as it gets and push back against incursion from handheld vendors.

May 15, 2005 by in Apple

What's running on your PC.   In English.

What's running on your PC. In English.

In response to my argument about why anti-malware vendors should form a consortium that  builds a centralized database of legitimate applications and why the database that Uniblue has come up with as a part of its WinTasksPro product would be a good starting point, not only did Zone Labs CEO Gregor Freund have something to say, but so too did the folks at an outfit called answersthatwork.com.

May 13, 2005 by in Security

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