I've recently been musing about what mobile device to buy. The bottom line is that nothing is perfect.
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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.
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This week on The Dan & David Show, David is still vacationing with family in Maine, and due back for next's post-Labor Day (U.S.
As the summer winds down, the hot breezes in Silicon Valley whisper all kinds of intriguing scenarios into the ears of pundits like John Dvorak. He revives the old Apple/Sun merger on the heels of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining Apple's board of directors.
Calendaring is an application that has often caused me to shake my head. For something so basic, we still haven't gotten it right.
Last night's relatively big scoop, given to a few media outlets, was Google throwing together a bunch of its communications applications and making them available as a suite of services for companies and organizations. Subsequently, Google will add Spreadsheets, Writely and other applications to fill out the suite and offer both ad supported and subscription-based models.
Google doesn't yet have an Office 2.0--a full suite of hosted productivity applications aimed at the Microsoft Office crowd, especially the small- and medium-sized firms--but starting tomorrow companies or organizations can deploy Google email, calendar, chat and Web page (Page Creator) hosting for free (ad supported).
Ross Mayfield addresses the ongoing discussion that spawned from the deletion and now the reposting of an article--now formally being considered for deletion--of a Wikipedia entry on Enterprise 2.0.
Earlier this month I covered the upcoming Strong Angel III, a six-day test and demonstation focused on innovations around disaster response for local and global catastrophes. The event, hosted by San Diego State University, took place this week, and I talked post-event to program director Eric Rasmussen (at right during the event), an MD and Commander in the U.
We have added two new bloggers to ZDNet in the last week--Esther Dyson and Denise Howell. Esther is Editor at Large at CNET Networks, which means she writes about whatever interests her in the technology arena.
This morning's over-thinking award goes to the Reuters story, "Do BlackBerrys help or harm?" First, and a minor point, Blackberry, also known as Crackberry, is not the only handheld device, but like the iPod has come to represent its category.