Remember the "It's just as good as a Xerox." ads of the 1960's? No, probably not! Well, the point was "Why buy something that's 'just as good' when you can have the original?" To compete, the Linux/OSS community needs to be original -- offering just another 'clone' product isn't good enough.
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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.
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Much has been made of AT&T's $10 DSL offer and how Ma Bell isn't exactly advertising the deal. On the surface $10 DSL deal, which was a part of getting the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's BellSouth purchase, should be kept quiet for Ma Bell's financial well being.
On today's podcast:Jerry Yang takes over as Yahoo CEO. Is he the right guy for the job?
For decades Microsoft Office has dominated the ‘productivity software’ landscape. The latest iteration, Office 2007, was released in late January, and it continues to thrive.
Hewlett-Packard said it will acquire SPI Dynamics for an undisclosed sum as security companies are quickly gobbled up. IBM recently acquired Watchfire in a similar deal.
The latest Opera Mini browser beta is now available for download.As reported June 14 the latest Opera Mini advances mobile browsing by allowing users to zoom in on a Web page and view a site as it's meant to be viewed.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Yahoo's revolving door: Yang in as CEO; Semel out. Yang replaces Semel as Yahoo CEO.
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has a daunting to-do list and his first mission may be convincing people he's the right guy for the job. Just because investors and Yahoo observers may be happy to see Terry Semel go doesn't mean Yang is the right person for the job despite his "conviction and enthusiasm.
This morning I moderated the debate between Andrew McAfee and Thomas Davenport on the merits of Enterprise 2.0 (watch the video of the debate).
The inevitable happened: Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has stepped down as CEO.Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder, will become CEO.