I especially like products that are simple to explain. They typically perform one or two functions extremely well.
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 writer-editor for ZDNet, contributor to CNET and the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. In 2013, his coverage will focus on enterprise startups. He is based in New York.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.
Although most American technology professionals don't realize it, Fujitsu is the fourth largest provider of server hardware in the world, behind the big three Dell, HP, and IBM. This week at LinuxWorld in Boston, the company will be introducing some new servers based on Intel's latest Xeon technology as well as some software solutions that could improve Linux's attraction as a TCO-reducer for certain enterprises.
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You've no doubt been the target of phishing scams--those e-mails that claim there's some kind of problem with one of your accounts somewhere. When you click through to a legitimate-looking Web site, you're asked for personal information that can then be used by the phishers for various nefarious purposes.
Tom Foremski at SiliconValleyWatcher makes a case for HP hooking up with Sun as a next logical step...
BitTorrent has become the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing network in the world in terms of bytes transferred, and its share of...
A few days ago marked three months since the Mozilla Foundation released its open source browser, Firefox 1.0.
Had U.S. District Court Judge Dale Kimball swung just slightly to the left, SCO could very well have been lying on the canvas with IBM sauntering back to its corner.