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


Jon Udell, tech writer, analyst, and developer, writes in his InfoWorld blog about his experiments with what he calls "screencasts" or narrated movies of software in action. Easy to do, apparently all it takes is a tool that captures screen video along with voiceover, and after some editing you can showcase application tips, capture and publish product demonstrations, and even make short documentaries.

February 17, 2005 by Chris Jablonski


RSA conference: A nest of insecurity

We have more news from RSA:Time to regulate software industry? Dick Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Consulting and former presidential special adviser on cybersecurity: "Regulation is neither good nor bad...

February 17, 2005 by Dan Farber


Scalix offers Firefox-based imitation of Outlook

For Scalix's first trick, it offered an Exchange-compatible e-mail and calendaring server for a fraction of the cost of what it takes to run Exchange. (The company's founder, Julie Farris [right], says savings typically run from 30 to 70 percent.

February 16, 2005 by David Berlind


Novell's Messman on Groupwise, Hula, patents and Microsoft

Ever since merging with Cambridge Technology Partners, Novell has been going through one of the most dramatic transformations ever undertaken by a current or former tech titan. The company has placed huge bets on open source and is also trying to leverage its Novell Directory Services legacy into an enduring franchise in the category of identity services.

February 16, 2005 by David Berlind


VMware unphased by Vanderpool, Xen virtualization

In a blog entry that I penned in late January, I wondered what Intel's forthcoming Vanderpool -- a hardware-based virtualization technology that will find its way into Intel's chips -- meant for virtualization solution provider VMware. Since writing that, the folks at VMware have been waiting to respond.

February 15, 2005 by David Berlind