IBM has a kind of eating disorder. The company can't stop its acquisition binge.
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.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Dave Winer is working his magic again. The father of blogging, RSS, OPML, and XML-RPC was growing frustrated trying to get readable news feeds on a mobile device (Blackberry, Treo, Q, etc.
On the heels of Salesforce.com's acquisition of AppExchange partner Kieden's search engine keyword management and tracking application, and in the honorable spirit of on demand, SaaS vendor competition and a significant market opportunity, NetSuite announced today the NetSuite Keyword Marketing Module.
Mitch Kapor keynoted at the Second Life Community Convention last weekend. He is also an investor and board member of Linden Lab, Second Life's progenitor.
The always interesting JP Rangaswami, former CIO and now chief of Alternative Market Models at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, struck a chord in his recent post dealing with the triad of control, complexity and sprawling bigness.There is considerable organisational inertia to task redefinition, de-sequencing and re-sequencing, as people desperately try and hold on to fiefdoms and power bases built around particular task definitions and sequences.
Rod Boothby posts about potential effect of blogging on career development. Rod writes:I think that any business person who has long term career objectives in mind should be concerned about what they write in blogs.
Salesforce.com has hooked into Google AdWords via an acquisition of San Francisco-based startup Kieden Corp.
After Wikipedia deleted the "Enterprise 2.0" entry, the Enterprise Irregulars swarmed, responding to the critique of the term by a Wikipedian editor as a "neologism of dubious utility" and taking a crack at defining it.
Bryan Catherman has written at UtahPolitics.org about Pete Ashdown's mashup for tracking the location of campaign signs.
Video: The first Joint Regional Intelligence Center has opened in Los Angeles last month, with a goal of coordinating efforts among law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. It's not the high tech CTU operation of the TV show "24," with encryption crackers, a hot line to the President or instant satellite repositioning and sending the images live to an operative's PDA.