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

All about Infocard

By the end of this month Microsoft's will be releasing a "technical preview" of InfoCard, a new framework for managing identities based on WS-* protocols. Microsoft is also rolling out other related technologies for federation.

May 19, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt unplugged

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was quizzed at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo today, but didn’t break a sweat. There were no revelations or trash talking (Google seeks to do and say no evil) in the Q&A with Gartner analysts Andy Kyte and Neil MacDonald.

May 18, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The grand convergence in 2010

Gartner predicts that by 2010 three major trends -- ubiquitous access, ambient intelligence and semantic connectivity -- will converge to create disruptions and opportunities as significant as the Web. It's not far fetched, but it will happen in ongoing spurts rather than as a big bang culminating at the end of the decade.

May 18, 2005 by Dan Farber

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MySQL, JBoss most likely on 'the block'

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, San Francisco, CA -  Beyond their similar roles as open source poster children,   MySQL and JBoss have two other things in common.  First, neither company wants to be acquired (both would prefer to go public).

May 17, 2005 by David Berlind

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Welcome to the party

Researchers at the University of London Institute of Psychiatry have found that the interruptions brought on by instant messaging, cell phones, and e-mail can actually make you--technical term coming up--stupid. The constant task-switching will (temporarily) impair your intelligence to the tune of 10 IQ points.

May 16, 2005 by Ed Gottsman

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How to get a head start on building mobile .Net or Java apps

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo — Between the existing ranks of mobile workers who now need the ability to access/update records in real time, and the new ranks of workers who can now leave the office by virtue of the latest mobile enablers, one of the biggest challenges to enterprises looking to to keep all of them  in touch with back office systems in real time is building the end-to-end application.

May 16, 2005 by David Berlind

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IBM: Poised to eat Solaris' lunch?

Apparently not satisfied with the 12,000 Linux customers it claims to have under its belt, IBM is ramping up yet another major Linux initiative and this time, it has put Sun's Solaris squarely into its crosshairs. Big Blue has formalized a formulaic Solaris-to-Linux migration assessment program and, starting today, it is making that program available at no charge to Solaris shops that are seriously considering the move.

May 16, 2005 by David Berlind

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