Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Outsourcing: Born of incompetence?

There's a good discussion going on over in Paul Murphy's blog about the pros and cons of outsourcing your mission-critical IT functions. Murphy, never one to pull a punch, started things off with this:Outsourcing is a solution to internal incompetence at either, or both, the business and IT levels...

March 2, 2006 by


McNealy pitches Solaris to HP's Hurd

Just as HP and Intel, along with Oracle, are about to have their Itanium lovefest, Sun CEO Scott McNealy (pictured at the SunRay keyboard presumably typing his letter) fired off his public letter to HP CEO Mark Hurd, encouraging him to shelve HP-UX for Itanium and adopt Solaris 10. Here's the gist of his note:We propose an alternative - that Sun and HP commit to converge HP-UX with Sun's flagship volume UNIX, Solaris 10.

March 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


Treos Interruptus?

Since my last blog regarding the Treo 700w and how I think both it and the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system could still use some improvement, I've been waiting for it to crash so I could take a picture of it that shows you what a crashed smartphone looks like.

March 1, 2006 by David Berlind

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Ether calling Edgeio

New companies, many under the Web 2.0 umbrella (meaning not boring Web pages or siloed services), are popping up.

March 1, 2006 by Dan Farber


Jumpline: Not your average Web hoster

Once I realized there needs to be more than just a wiki behind Mashup Camp's Web site (that it needs to be a "smashup"), the next task was to flip the site's structure from that of  "a wiki that includes a Web site" to "a Web site that includes a wiki (amongst other components)." This meant that the first thing to do was to figure out where the Web site would be hosted.

March 1, 2006 by David Berlind


Splunk planning IT troubleshooting Wikipedia-like service

In August last year I wrote about Splunk, an enterprise startup that developed a search engine that captures IT data (logs, config files, message queues, SNMP, transactions, etc.) and classifying them into events, indexing them by time, keyword, type and relationships between events.

March 1, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Bringing order to Threat Chaos

IT security expert Richard Stiennon joins our expanding team of expert bloggers this week. Richard, whose impressive resume includes stints at Webroot Software (VP of threat research) and Gartner Inc.

March 1, 2006 by