Have mud. Will sling.According to ZDNet UK's Ingrid Marson, Microsoft is saying that the OpenDocument format is too slow: "The use of OpenDocument documents is slower to the point of not really being satisfactory," Alan Yates, the general manager of Microsoft's information worker strategy, told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.
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In a court case that's sure to set some legal and technological precedents that run counter to everything that the Internet and software as a...
SightSpeed released a beta download of its 5.0 version (it's confusingly labeled version 4.
One of the problems with using search inside the enterprise is that corporate users rarely link to internal data on Web pages like users on the greater Internet do. This means that using incoming links as a way of ranking search results for relevance (page rank) doesn't work nearly as well for internal search.
Every time a massive data theft or breaches happens, I keep kicking myself for not starting up that list of all such compromises that I promised myself I would start (and maintain here on ZDNet). The last one of these, which I think is also the largest, involved 26.
Yesterday, I interviewed Dave Girouard, vice president and general manager of Google Enterprise. We discussed concepts of the elusive Google Web Office, licensing Google's infrastructure software, search and Google's overall enterprise product strategy.
Nick Carr and Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales, along with a few other contributors, debate Nick's assertion that Wikipedia as the embodiment of the democratization of publishing is dead. Wales calls Nick's death pronouncement a "staggeringly bizarre argument.
What has four letters than end in "r," is thinner than a Slvr (or a Razr), and can be used for a frontal lobotomy by Dr. McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy?
According to DVD-Recordable.org:As Microsoft developers gathered in Seattle to hear Bill Gates's keynote speech on the future of Microsoft and the coming release of its updated operating system Vista, protesters wearing bright yellow Hazmat suits swarmed the entrance of the city's convention center, delivering an unsettling message to the corporation: your product is defective and hazardous to users....
Reuters has a speculative story, based on a JPMorgan Chase report, that major tectonic plate shifting will occur among the major Internet presences. Growth is slowing, competition is getting more fierce, and bulking up and making strategic alliances (at the expense of competitors) is viewed as a way to defend the moat.