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Latest Posts leads the way at software as a service conference

Industry experts, executives, and entrepreneurs gathered in Santa Clara for SDForum's full-day "Software as a Service" event. The sold out conference kicked off with a panel, which included CNET founder Halsey Minor, talking about the practical considerations of the burgeoning model.

March 22, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


The ultimate event database

Brian Dear, founder and CEO of EVDB, debuted a new kind of personalized event database here at PC Forum. Based on a beta demo of the Web-based service, EVDB has all the elements you would look for in a Web 2.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Building software based on the mathematics of the brain

Palm creator Jeff Hawkins' presentation was a highlight today at PC Forum. He has been trying to decode how the brain works and is now looking to create software based on brain neocortex functions that could be applicable to artificial intelligence and structured data problems, vision, language, robotics and predicting weather and market trends.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


PC Forum: Healthcare and IT clash

The Healthcare panel at PC Forum dealt with the challenges using IT as a cure for what ails the system. Carol Diamond of the Markle Foundation lamented that IT hasn't made it to healthcare.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


The rise of platform ecosystems

You can tell things have changed at SAP when the company has a senior vice president of platform ecosystem development. The company, which built its business on creating enterprise-class, mostly monolithic software was seriously bitten by the loosely coupled, Web services, development kit bug with the 2002 introduction of NetWeaver.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber

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An antidote for phishing you can't have

During this morning's PC Forum session, the articulate Symantec CEO John Thompson was talking about how the industry is address the scourge of phishing attacks, which are out of control.

March 21, 2005 by Dan Farber


Startup Persuadio visualizes opportunity in the Internet's long tail

As an event, Esther Dyson's PC Forum is one of hottest annual tickets in the technology and venture capital worlds. The gathering plays host to some of the most successful technologists in the world, some of the most outspoken visionaries, as well as startups that are surviving on second mortgages and credit cards in hopes of scoring some funding.

March 21, 2005 by David Berlind