In a news story written by News.com's John Borland, Gartner analyst Michael King has what could so far be the understatement of the year.
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.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
After listening to Brian Green, Novell's European director of Linux solutions, give a keynote regarding the company's forthcoming marriage of NetWare's services to the SuSE Linux kernel (Novell calls this Open Enterprise Server), Novell's customers are worrying that the company will put some of its non-open source products such as Groupwise on the chopping block. The worries are not unfounded.
In issue #7 of ZDNet's IT Matters series of podcasts (download the MP3, or learn how to have them automatically downloaded while you're sleeping), I interview the Enderle Group's principal analyst Rob Enderle about the damaging article that was recently published in Fortune Magazine (see Fortune on why Fiorina's big bet is failing) and what the prospects are for the futures of HP and its CEO Carly Fiorina.
Now that people in blogosphere and open-source circles have had two days to let Sun's OpenSolaris announcement sink in, the commentary is starting to show up. But before touching on that, first a quick review of what happened.
Martin LaMonica has a report on how IBM is gearing up its hosted services to deliver applications via the Internet. After the success of companies like salesforce.
Over the past five years, many CIOs have put significant effort intodeploying customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These systemsprovide a single view of the customer for the sales organization and givereal IT support to activities that were previously handled inspreadsheets, address books, and e-mail.
Between the words of SAP CEO Henning Kagermann and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, one could have a difficult time parsing through the hyperbole. Clearly, Oracle's acquistion of PeopleSoft (and stepchild J.
Michael Kanellos ponders an alternate history of tech (a very brief alternate history that takes a page from Philip Roth's best seller, The Plot Against America), looking at the impact of a Moore's Law that wimped out in the 1990's, an Apple Computer that licensed the Mac OS, an IBM that didn't allow Microsoft to license the OS, a Digital Equipment that succeeded in the market, and a world without the mouse.
In a lengthy article Carol Loomis of Fortune [sub required] dissects HP. It's not a pretty picture of Fiorina or HP...
Silicon.com's Ben King talks about how companies that have adopted voice over IP have decided to run separate networks for other data despite the inherent benefits of combining them.