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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.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
TechRepublic's Jason Hiner reports that IBM plans to consolidate 4,000 small servers into 30 Linux mainframes.According to Jason, each mainframe is the size of a refrigerator.
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie states the obvious when he notes that consumer technology is leading the industry these days. Shame he's just trying to justify the red ink spent on Microsoft's various consumer forays.
On today's podcast:Is the consumer really driving technology? Ray Ozzie thinks so.
The Federal Communications Commission's auction of 700 Mhz wireless spectrum can easily be portrayed as a he said, she said fiasco. But the bigger picture is worth watching.
Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz may have considered the company's fourth quarter a great one, but his take seems to be a tough sell among analysts. Sun last night reported fourth quarter earnings of 9 cents a share, or four pennies better than Wall Street expectations.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Google hires browser hacking guru.Mozilla fixes its end of URL protocol handling saga.
Symantec CEO John Thomspon drinks deeply from the Microsoft well. In fact, three-quarters of his company's $5.
Sun Microsystems on Monday reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings of $329 million, or 9 cents a share, on revenue of $3.83 billion.
Symantec is working on Dark Vision, an application for visualizing and tracking the underground economy that trades in personal data, such as credit card and social security numbers. "We are looking into their clubhouse," said Mark Bregman, CTO of Symantec.