Larry Dignan

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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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Spinning the Chevy Tahoe ad campaign

Much good discussion has come out of the GM/Apprentice ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe that generated thousand of remixed video ads. Forrester's Charlene Li has the positive and reasonable spin on the outcome:While some people point to this campaign as an example of the failure of viral marketing and social computing, I think it points to a great success.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


SAP's recipe for staying on top

SAP CEO Henning Kagermann laid out his company’s long term strategy this morning at an event for developers this morning. With an addressable market of $70 billion in 2010, SAP hopes to have 50 percent of its revenues from new products, 100,000 customers (up from 32,000 today) and 40 to 45 percent (33 percent at the end of 2005) of revenue coming from the mid-market--as well as software revenue grow of 15 to 17 percent and pro forma operating margin of 30 percent.

April 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Welcome to Digital ID World

Digital identity isn't simply about single sign on, reputation systems and the centralization of identity data by Big Brother. Rather, digital identity covers a world that many don't usually see as identity.

April 6, 2006 by


Bacon (MediaServices) flavored Spam

This morning when I checked my mail, I had dozens of email messages from my cron daemon telling me Bad ObjectDriver config: onnection error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) The problem is that mysql daemon that powers my blog had died late last night and the periodic tasks I run need the database.

April 5, 2006 by Phil Windley


Microsoft Office 14 to play roles

Speaking at Software 2006, Simon Witts, corporate vice president of the enterprise and partner group at Microsoft, went through Microsoft's enterprise software and platform strategy and mentioned Office 14. Maybe it's been bandied about, but I hadn't heard about '14.

April 5, 2006 by Dan Farber