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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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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs share the stage tomorrow at the D: All Things Digital conference, but the lead-up to the event will probably be more interesting. What will we get?
Today's podcast includes:Deciphering Novell's disclosures about the Microsoft SUSE Linux pact.Mary Jo Foley asks: Will Microsoft's 'Milan,' aka PlayTable, pit multi-touch vs.
Last week at Interop I chatted with Avaya CEO Louis D'Ambrosio after his keynote. He talked about how a "true inflection point" had been reach that will have "business impact and societal advantage beyond immediate implementations.
An annual report on China's military capabilities reveals that the country is eying cyberweapons, network attacks and other plans to wage information warfare.The report from the Department of Defense outlines China's overall military strategy and touches on some aspects of information warfare in a few throwaway paragraphs in a large report.
Verisign said that CEO Stratton Sclavos has resigned. He will be replaced by William Roper Jr.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Parsing the details of the Microsoft-Novell pact. Dana Blankenhorn: Novell document dump makes it look like a scandal.
Novell dropped its annual report Friday and with it three exhibits offering details of its SUSE Linux pact with Microsoft. Two key points:A lot of the good stuff about the partnership was redacted, opening more questions.
This week I'll be at the Wall Street Journal's "D: All Things Digital" conference at a balmy resort near San Diego. The advertised highlight is Steve Jobs and Bill Gates making a "historic" joint appearance on stage with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
ARIN, the organization responsible for giving out IP numbers in North America, says it's time to start using IPv6. This time, they really mean it!