While Microsoft tries to convince enterprises to upgrade to Vista with presentations about total cost of ownership, the real trigger for an upgrade cycle may come from employees a few rungs below the CIO. That's a major takeaway of a research note from Cowen & Co.
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Phil Wainewright on the Software as services blog takes an in-depth look at defining SaaS, an acronym whose definition has become so broad it's almost meaningless. Wainewright's latest post is likely to find the meaning amid the SaaS confusion.
Harvard Business School Associate Professor Andrew McAfee was encouraged by the news in Clive Thompson's New York Times story "Open Source Spying." Spying 2.
A look at Monday's key developments:Work...Microsoft code name of the day: Ohana.
Ask.com isn’t suffering from an inferiority complex, despite being fourth in the search engine rankings.
As you will have noticed by now, we have given ZDNet a facelift. Our goals were to simplify the site design and navigation, and focus on the convergence of blogs and our news and reviews content.
Your company's most valuable player in the future may be a video game designer, according to Indiana professor Edward Castronova, a leading researcher on virtual worlds.If Castronova is correct game designers may be critical to making corporations more efficient partly by making them more fun for workers.
David has a podcast about TinyURL.com at his new ZDNet blog, David Berlind's Testbed.
The cost of protecting identity credentials is proportional to their value. Creating a single all-powerful credential has a simplistic appeal, but is insecure and inefficient.
This week on the Dan & David Show, Mary Jo Foley joins us to talk about the official release of Vista and Office 2007 for business users. We have lots of coverage here.