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

Analyst writes final chapter to the Oracle/PeopleSoft saga

While the case between PeopleSoft and Oracle is still a toss-up, there is relief on the way; we can expect a final decision on the matter no later than April 2005, according to AMR Research. The Delaware court is to rule regarding PeopleSoft's poison pill next month, and if it rules against it, the matter will be resolved then.

December 8, 2004 by Chris Jablonski


UPS lives on the bleeding edge of wireless

A few weeks ago, I did an audiocast interview with UPS' vice president of Package Operations and Application Portfolios Cathy Callagee. Callagee has been spearheading a complete rewrite of UPS' wireless strategy which now includes GPRS- and CDMA-based wireless wide area networks, Wi-Fi-based wireless local area networks, Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth and a new custom-built wireless tablet that you'll soon see in the hands of your delivery person (if you haven't already seen it).

December 8, 2004 by David Berlind


Lenovo/IBM a tough sell

Michael Kanellos has a cogent take on why the Lenovo/IBM deal is a tough sell...As the old saying goes, no one ever got fired for buying IBM.

December 8, 2004 by ZDNet


RSS' flexibility: A harbinger of challenges ahead for tool makers?

After an attempting to marry Wiki software with my favorite RSS feeds, I went on a rant about how the optional nature of most of RSS 2.0's XML tags shifts the burden of dealing with unpredictably formatted XML streams to RSS readers and RSS-reading software components (the consumption side).

December 7, 2004 by David Berlind


Dell: IBM/Lenovo deal a dud

In a joint venture between Lenovo and IBM, Michael Dell anticipates the repetition of a pattern seen in many such ventures where two very different organizations fail to mesh. According to CNET News.

December 7, 2004 by Chris Jablonski


Will Microsoft spin on the dime again?

Between my attendance to the W3C's recent Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Groove CEO Ray Ozzie's answer to a question I asked during my first stint as a panelist on the Gillmor Gang's IT Conversations, I have been wondering whether we're on the verge of yet to be announced reinvention of Microsoft.

December 7, 2004 by David Berlind

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HP continues as Schwartz's uncontested whipping boy

So full of spit and vinegar is the latest blog entry about HP from Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz, that you have to wonder what is going on at the headquarters of the two companies. Crying foul, HP made the cardinal error of legally bluffing Sun with a cease-and-desist letter to stop Schwartz's wave of vitriolic HP-slamming blog entries.

December 7, 2004 by David Berlind