Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Tera-architecture. Gartner says bank on it.

If you believe what Gartner vice president and research fellow Martin Reynolds has to say, then we're heading for a trainwreck unless we figure out how to get the rapidly growing number of connected devices that are coming online in the next few years to operate with practically no human intervention.  By operation, he's not only referring to their ability to run, but also to connect, 'Because now, like the Internet, failure doesn't matter.

May 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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Michael Dell set on 'changing the approach' to stay ahead

Mark Anderson, host of the Future in Review conference, warmed up Michael Dell for his interview by proclaiming him the best manager in the world. The Dell founder and Chairman didn't shed too much light on challenges the company faces going into its 22 year.

May 15, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Global processor head count please

Heard at Gartner (in the context of how the world's global infrastructure must scale):  Currently, in the market today, there are about 1 billion computers in use.   There are 2 billion cell phones in the market place and over the next few years, that's expected to climb to 3 billion (many of which will be smartphones).

May 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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Gartner: User-controlled content delivery to set enterprise expectations

Following his explanation of why commoditization in the consumer sector would wag the enterprise IT strategy dog, Gartner research chief and distinguished analyst Steve Prentice talked a bit about how software componentization and ease of user control over those software components might have a similar effect on IT strategy.  When taken in the context of commoditized delivery vehicles (connectivity and devices), he called the trend consumerization.

May 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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Gartner: Commoditization means consumers will wag the enterprise IT dog

As one of the four major pairs of themes underlying Gartner Symposium/ITxpo here in San Francisco, Gartner research chief and distinguished analyst Steve Prentice explained to attendees why the commoditization and consumerization of technology is not to be ignored an an enterprise's strategic information technology roadmap.  Prentice's presentation was given as part of the event's open ceremonies.

May 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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Dave Winer and Dan Gillmor on the future on news

RSS and blogging father Dave Winer and We the Media author Dan Gillmor discussed the future of news and the collision of media and journalism on a panel at the Future in Review Conference. They brought up the usual journalism versus blogging, big media versus citizen media, which is not a black and white issue.

May 15, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Phone futures in review

I'm at Mark Anderson's Future in Review conference in San Diego, and first topic of the day is the future of phones. Bandwidth is no longer and issue, although the U.

May 15, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Local markets of one

You are a market of one. We all are.Donna Bogatin, in her new ZDNet blog Digital Micro-Markets, explores how the increasingly consumer involved, on-demand digital world promises to transform virtually every market.

May 15, 2006 by

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