eWeek has a report that quotes Open Source Initiative acting president Michael Tiemann as saying "Microsoft reached out to me as president of the OSI and they basically said they wanted to begin a productive conversation, and we agreed to take that at face value." Later the report quotes Tiemann speculating on thepurpose of the invitation.
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According to a Reuters report published by ZDNet News, the market for mobile devices that are dedicated to the playback of video isn't getting much traction. The story quotes one manufacturer (Kinpo Electronics) from the Computex trade show in Taiwan as saying "Many people have come to ask about [our portable video player], but actual orders are very few....
In my coverage of primary Office 12 apps defaulting to XML file formats (.docx, .
The consensus among the panelists at a Churchill Club discussion entitled "Masters of Cybercrime: The Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil," was that the good guys aren't winning.
Prior to the Churchill Club event, "Masters of Cybercrime: The Ultimate Battle of Good and Evil," I spoke with Marcus Sachs, one of the nation's top cyberwarriors. He is currently a computer scientist at SRI International and under contract with the U.
On May 23, 2005, the Churchill Club held its 9th Annual Semiconductor Forecast, looking at the impact of evolving consumer electronics markets, wireless and wired communications semiconductor markets, new chip architectures and other technology innovations. The panel of prognosticators included Mark Edelstone, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Daniel Niles, CEO, Neuberger Berman Technology Management; and Joe Osha, First Vice President, Global Research, Merrill Lynch.
By now many of the publications and pundits have weighed in on Sun's proposed acquisition of StorageTek. Here's some of the latest:Buying StorageTek: Sun's last big gamble?
As an avid follower of Watergate, I have been consuming megabytes of data about the unmasking of Deep Throat for decades. I can remember following the story in the newspapers (pre-Internet) and listening to the Watergate hearings on the radio.
When our wireless security guru George Ou originally published his take on Gartner's recently issued recommendations regarding some new WiFi Alliance-ratified wireless security specifications, I contacted him to say I was lost in the acronym soup and asked if he wouldn't mind rewriting his post to include some more explanatory text and clarifications. So he did.
Much of the mistrust that occurs between the business and IT sides of an organization is founded on misunderstanding and questions about resources. Consequently, building a successful IT organization requires a culture of transparency.