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Latest Posts

Declaring war on botnets

Internet security has never been worse. Is this a war we can win, or are Internet crimes destined to be a bigger and bigger part of all our futures?

January 8, 2007 by Phil Windley


Forget the iPhone. Will Jobs unveil the iPod Phone tomorrow?

Even with the consumer product frenzy peaking at CES in Las Vegas, the tech world is  awaiting Steve Jobs' next big magic trick. Will he or won't he produce an Apple cell phone--not an iPhone because that name is taken, but perhaps something called the iPod Phone or iPod C or iPod X or whatever.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Dennis Howlett's equation: Attention + composition = x2 revenue

Fellow Enterprise Irregular, blogger and IT/finance consultant Dennis Howlett offers a guest post on the state of business application software, connecting the dots between Erasure,, social media, attention, Paris Hilton, James Governor, Jeff Nolan, Oracle, SAP, Freshbooks, thingamy, Eternal Recurrence, Sage, Infor, Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Brazil: the beginning of the end of anonymity?

Brazilian Senator Eduardo Azeredo has introduced a bill that would make it a crime to surf the Web behind a mask. If the bill is passed, you'll land in jail for four years if you "send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously.

January 8, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Overstatement of the day: An Apple phone and nuclear war

In his NYT story about what Steve Jobs might announce (an Apple phone) tomorrow during his Macworld keynote, John Markoff quotes Paul Mercer, president of Inventor, which does user interface design for mobile devices: "Apple is about to touch off a nuclear war. The Nokias and the Motorolas will have to respond.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Bill Gates' digital home of the distant future

In Bill Gates' bedroom of the future, you carry around your mobile computing device, controlling your connected experience like a video game played on a multi-wall-sized screen. Microsoft has been touting the multi-screen user experience, providing more surface area to handle all the multitasking and brain expansion that software affords.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Should EMC and VMware separate?

EMC's acquisition of virtualization software maker VMware completed in January 2004 may have been one of the better deals in the technology sector in the last three years. But perhaps it's time for EMC to bid adieu.

January 8, 2007 by

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