Claude Phillips has one of the more unusual jobs in IT.
Between the Lines
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.
Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. During his tenure, he was the editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
InfoWorld has a story on a pair of new notebooks from Gateway, one of which is the company's most powerful portable system. The new system, the 7.
Being somewhat of a tech-weenie --...
TruSecure Corp. senior scientist Russ Cooper, who is also the founder and editor of the NTBugtraq mailing list, has published a report that details how a nearly eight-year-old denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability has resurfaced in Windows XP (including SP2) and Windows Server 2003 long after Microsoft originally fixed the problem.
It has survived several major delays, intense industry scrutiny, and a radical redesign of its features. But the toughest test for Microsoft's next release of Windows is still to come, according to News.
In another blog entry, I interviewed Bloglines founder Mark Fletcher. As a result of AskJeeve's acquisition of Bloglines, Fletcher is now the general manager/vice president of "Bloglines at AskJeeves" (a mouthful that needs to be fixed).
Bmezine.com, a site serving the body modification community, has a detailed interview with Amal Graafstras, a techie with a penchant for tinkering with gadgets, who recently had an RFID chip implanted into his hand.
In the hot hosted-applications, on-demand, ASP, software-as-a-service CRM area, Siebel Systems has been a laggard.
Package tracking has got to be one of the most obvious applications that anyone can think of for RSS. But for some reason, the idea has evaded companies like Federal Express, United Parcel Service, the United States Postal Service, and other logistics companies.
At 6:30 AM PST, newly appointed (he officially starts on Friday) Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd met for the first time with his new executive staff (at least for now) and then met with and took questions from the press for a half hour.