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.

Latest Posts

HP's Mark Hurd: Thinking about zeroes

HP CEO Mark Hurd talks fast, walks fast and he’s a man in a hurry to fix HP, and the clock is ticking. During a Symposium ITxpo Q&A with Gartner analysts Carl Claunch and Leslie Fiering, Hurd gave his usual pitch, focusing on the fundamentals and execution pitch, doubling down on core enterprise areas—servers, storage and management software [watch a video clip].

October 18, 2005 by Dan Farber

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New HP iPAQ hw6500 smartphone is a dud

Here at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, HP held an early morning breakfast to give the press a preview of the Windows Mobile-based smartphone that it announced today: the HP iPAQ hw6500 Mobile Messenger (pictured left).  You can’t buy such smartphones the way you buy PDAs.

October 18, 2005 by David Berlind

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Gartner predicts, errs on open source

Speaking at an afternoon session today at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL,  Gartner research vice president Mark Driver estimated the probability that four key enterprise open source trends would come true as follows: 80 percent probability: By 2010, 75 percent of mainstream IT organizations will have formal open source acquisition and management  strategies.

October 17, 2005 by David Berlind

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The server world in 2011

Gartner's prognosticators made their predictions about the state of the server world in 2011, and it's not looking good for Intel's Itanium.  Multicore, multithreaded processors and faster interconnects, as well as virtualization, will increase server performance and utilization, but licensing issues will continue to be a pain point.

October 17, 2005 by Dan Farber

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