Andrew Keen has just joined our cadre of ZDNet bloggers, and he is sure to make waves. Andrew is not a fan of the great blogocracy, as I wrote in my reflections on a decade of blogging.
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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.
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This week on the Dan & David Show, David and I are both in the same place (San Francisco) at the same time for a change. We hook up in the ZDNet broadcast studio in our nice suits, the professional look, for a video version of the show, thanks to our chief cinematographer Charlie Wagner, chief director and editor Kelly Hendricks, chief podcast engineer Jason Howell and the boss, executive producer Marianne Wilman.
Dell CEO Michael Dell noted his company's fourth quarter results were disappointing, "but what matters is our future plan of action." Unfortunately, Dell has chosen to clam up beyond that statement.
Widgets are making further entry into the enterprise. IBM is partnering with Google to allow integration of more than 4,000 Google Gadgets with WebSphere portals.
Oracle doesn't miss a chance to fire barbs at SAP. It even launched a few as it acquired Hyperion earlier today.
Despite concerns about offshore outsourcing upcoming information technology talent may have plenty of opportunities as baby boomer techies retire. That seems to be the consensus coming out of an IT panel held by the Temple University on Tuesday.
Oracle paid $3.3 billion for Hyperion to get better access to chief financial officers.
Business intelligence is arguably one of the more important enterprise application categories. And there are going to be fewer business intelligence players real soon.
Google today unveiled more details about the percentage of click fraud on its network and what it plans to do to combat it. Overall, Google said on its Adwords blog that invalid clicks represent less than 10 percent of all clicks.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Oracle kicks off business intelligence consolidation.Dana Gardner: Oracle and Hyperion combo moves them closer to the ultimate business dashboard.