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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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XML: Too much of a good thing?

XML: Too much of a good thing?

From cave maps to meat cuts, it's hard to find an industry or interest that isn't taking advantage of the fast-growing standard for Web services and data exchange. In the six years since the main XML specification was first published, it's spawned hundreds of schemas, benefiting everyone from butchers to bulldozer operators wishing to easily exchange information electronically.

September 6, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Grid futures

Grid futures

This week, UK particle physicists will demonstrate the world's largest, working computing grid. With over 6,000 computers at 78 sites internationally, the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid (LCG) is the first permanent, worldwide grid for science experimentation.

September 5, 2004 by in Hardware

The fox in the henhouse

The fox in the henhouse

Robert Vamosi has the scoop on a joint study by the United States Secret Service and the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute (CERT) on computer crime called "Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity in the Banking and Finance Sector.

September 3, 2004 by in Banking

Why SP2 deserved every shred of the scrutiny

Why SP2 deserved every shred of the scrutiny

Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is the most important piece of security software in the history of computing. It's also a failure in so many ways that criticisms of the OS update and, more importantly, of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative itself, simply can't be dismissed.

September 2, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Ballmer spins "opportunity" to software association

Ballmer spins "opportunity" to software association

Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer was a guest speaker at a conference this morning for the members of the Massachusetts Software Council, a technology trade association in that state. In attendance there was Dan Bricklin (co-creator of VisiCalc, the first PC spreadsheet) who, in his blog, summarizes what Ballmer had to say to the audience of mainly software vendors weighing in the opportunities of partnering with Microsoft.

September 1, 2004 by in Tech Industry

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