Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Others concur: SMBs should be outsourcing (and good vendors mention the alternative)

There's been quite a lot of feedback to my blog post the other day regarding how small/medium buisnesses should really be thinking about outsourcing all of their IT (or as much of it as possible).  Most of the feedback seems to concur that it really makes no sense for SMBs to insource given the state of the state in terms of what's available as a service today and how reliable it is.

September 22, 2006 by David Berlind


Welcome Mary Jo and All about Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley has been a persistent thorn in Microsoft's side for more than 10 years.  She is one of the top investigative journalists covering Microsoft and knows the company inside and out.

September 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


AMD Global Vision Conference roundup

I put together a photo gallery from my visit to the AMD Global Vision Conference this week, and bundled all the blog posts together in one spot. While there were some commercials for AMD's products and technologies, especially the new Torrenza Initiative, the majority of the conference was smart people talking about important issues, from education and the far reaching impact life science research to innovation and the future of entertainment.

September 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


AMD opens up crown jewels with Torrenza Initiative

At the AMD Global Vision Conference today, Marty Seyer, senior vice president of the commercial business unit, touted the Torrenza Initiative, which he said would enable the development and deployment of application-specific co-processors and other chips that work alongside AMD64 processors in multi-socket systems.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


Robert Rodriguez: Digital film making evangelist

Film director Robert Rodriguez is living proof of how technology is reshuffling the Hollywood deck. At AMD’s Global Vision Conference, the Austin-based filmmaker discussed his anti-Hollywood digital film making credo and technology focus and previewed a clip of his new movie, "Planet Terror," which is due in theaters on April 6, 2007.

September 20, 2006 by Dan Farber