Headlines of the day:Skype's new upfront North America calling plan is a part of a broader strategy.Word of mouth marketing is going to get some disclosure.
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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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It's no secret that since its first weeks out around Thanksgiving, Microsoft's Zune iPod-killer isn't exactly flying off the shelves. Today, News.
This morning I posted about salesforce.com's pre-announcement of its AppStore Checkout and Referral Program for AppExchange developers.
Google is reportedly looking to buy a Korean company that's known as a Microsoft Office clone. According to a report by Vnunet.
Rackable Systems' vice president of worldwide sales has left the company and investors aren't happy. According to a regulatory filing, Rackable's Thomas Gallivan has resigned effective Jan.
I just received a press release from Intalio who is engaging in what I'd consider to be more slight of hand when it comes to vendors claiming that they've released code under an open source license when that isn't the case, at least according to the people who have written the commonly accepted definitions for free and/or open source software (free software, Free Software Foundation-style, is open source, but not necessarily vice-versa).
On his way to becoming the next Lou Gerstner, the no-nonsense, conductor of IBM's turnaround in the 1990s, HP CEO Mark Hurd was busy setting Wall Street expectations. And unlike his predecessors--Carly Fiorina and Lew Platt--there would be no overpromising and underdelivering.
Are you ready to farm out all the management of your printers and copiers too? Hewlett-Packard thinks so.
Ann Livermore wants more of your wallet. Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Technology Solutions Group, which includes enterprise storage and servers, services and software, said her unit is looking to improve its single digit portion of the spending pie at global 2000 companies.
Hewlett-Packard CIO Randy Mott plans to cut the company's global data centers from 85 to 6, collapse more than 762 data marts to 1 enterprise data warehouse and whittle the company's application portfolio from 3,500 to 5,000 to 1,500. The goal: Provide data to help HP become more efficient and keep CEO Mark Hurd happy.