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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.
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Yankee Group divides the security market into three broad components: threat mitigation, command and control, and managed security services. Respectively, Cisco, Symantec and VeriSign currently lead each of these categories, which make up a market expected to generate $12.
Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards.
Is the Federal Trade Commission getting an extreme makeover? Perhaps the FTC should be called the FSC -- The Federal Spyware/Spam Commission.
In a move that Novell says is designed to make its intentions clear when it comes to any patents it may have to the open source software (OSS) it distributes, Novell has issued a policy statement saying that those patents are purely for defensive purposes. Patents on software is a controversial issue these days because of how they basically result in government-sanctioned monopolies.
Although it is often hailed as the go-to alternative for consumers and companies that are fed up with the security situation with Windows, desktop Linux still has some ground to cover before it's "there." What's "there?
The French Atomic Energy Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology are cooperating on the development of a Linux-based platform that can be used in multiple environments, including PCs, servers and PDAs. The two groups signed an agreement in the presence of French President Jacques Chirac and Chinese President Hu Jintao this week...
Though the software that Microsoft has released under an open source license is by no means the keys to the kingdom, one of the poster children companies of the open source community -- MySQL AB -- has decided to deploy the technology in the Windows-based version of its namesake database.
What do JetBlue and Salesforce.com have in common?
At $199 (with a T-Mobile service contract) and coupled with the long-awaited (albeit limited) Bluetooth and great...