Virtual appliances offer real freedom in how companies manage their computing infrastructure. New markets will develop as this technology matures.
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.
Oracle reports its fiscal third quarter earnings March 20 and analysts are expecting upbeat results and a major customer win. JMP Securities analyst Patrick Walravens said Oracle's business appears to be strong as it sells more products into its installed base.
From most indications--the Daylight Saving Time change--passed without any major hiccups. Computerworld sounded the all clear.
Salesforce.com typically rolls out a new version of its software all at once.
Notable headlines:Apple aims for TV breakthrough. SAP unit speeds up tracking of support engineers.
While I was enjoying the sunny Saturday in San Francisco, my feed reader filled up several points to Euan Semple's post, "The 100% guaranteed easiest way to do Enterprise 2.0?
Google is working with a small broadband provider in Concord, Calif. to tailor cable television ads to specific audiences.
MarketWatch reports on forthcoming tests of wireless device from Microsoft that will use "white spaces," unlicensed part of the U.S.
A Justice Department audit found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation misused the USA Patriot Act to obtain personal information about people. Within that 126-page audit is evidence that the FBI is still struggling to manage its data.
The good news: You can take a technology company public today. The bad news: It may be broken once it trades.