With few exceptions, most everyone I know that's even tangentially connected with software development...
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.
Security expert Bruce Schneier writes about the cyptography...
The MIT Technology Review [registration required] has a good interview with Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Web and freshly knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Although it weighs in...
The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.
In an entry that takes...
9.91 million: The number of Americans who were victim of identity theft in the 12 months ending April 2003 (Federal TradeCommission)$47.
In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.
Nothing says success more than counterattack from those threatened by disruptive innovation. Steve Gillmor sees RSS syndication and notification technology and its variants seem poised at the threshold of rapid adoption, given the recent groundswell of scalability concerns emanating from some interesting quarters.
In the latest round of analyst myth busting, Victor Wheatman, managing VP of Security at Gartner, debunked six that proliferate in the information...