Developed nations spend $1,270 per capita per year to boost research and development and knowledge. But the returns are minimal.
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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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On Sunday, technology types will be watching their applications, PCs, servers and networks to see whether change in Daylight Saving Time will affect their infrastructure. CIOs will be looking at the bill.
Notable headlines:Microsoft Office finds its voice.Ryan Naraine: Hacker builds tracking system to nab Tor pedophiles.
The human-computer interface has always been clunky. You grapple with various manual input devices to give commands to a computer.
In the face of mounting criticism of its eVoting systems, Diebold is considering selling off the unit that makes them.
Lawmaking in France continues to be an enigma. When the country first looked like it was on the verge of forcing Apple to open up its FairPlay digital rights management scheme, lawmakers eventually settled for a toothless policy that accomplished nothing in the end.
Network intrusion detection company Sourcefire faces a number of challenges but one of its biggest may be making a buck from an open source security project dubbed Snort. Sourcefire is expected to launch an initial public offering this week with shares priced between $12 and $14.
With Adobe's latest Creative Suite ready for lift-off March 27 the prognosticators are trying to figure out what it means for Apple. Apple's enterprise customers (read creative pros) have been holding off on upgrading to new Intel-based Macs until Adobe's new products get rolling.
After reading the Microsoft associate general counsel Thomas Rubin's speech blasting Google over copyright you're really left wondering what the hubbub is about. Rubin is speaking to the Association of American Publisher's Annual Meeting and his comments have been portrayed as a Godzilla vs.
Dubbing itself the salesforce.com of business intelligence, LucidEra ends its beta period and formally opens for business.