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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.
Nearly two years has passed since Sun COO/president started rattling the "get indemnified or else" saber. Now, Microsoft is extending to almost all of its customers the same indemnification that it once reserved for big corporations.
Unraveling the hype from the promise of nanotechnology...
With the release...
Not one to be completely shut out of the desktop party, IBM has unleashed a series of announcements around its Workplace suite of collaborative solutions. Although deriving the most value out of its server-centric architecture forces a serious rethink on how end-users should be creating, saving, and collaborating on documents of all sorts, it offers a litany of team and collaboration-oriented features that can be woven into any document's lifecycle.
If you haven't heard already, there is a new term that is adding more confusion and consternation in the offshore outsourcing debate. "Farmshoring," or outsourcing work to domestic rural locations, is gaining visibility among companies who want to keep US jobs from shipping overseas.
Yesterday's news that Microsoft has agreed to pay Novell $536 million dollars in order to dispatch another resource-sapping lawsuit raises the cost of the Redmond-based company's legal house-cleaning over the last 11 months to at least $3.77 billion.
Now that the Red Sox "curse" has been reversed by the team's World Series victory, the document that personifies that curse -- the original 1919-dated contract to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000 -- is up for auction on eBay. The booty includes a signed letter from Ty Cobb that testifies to Ruth's greatest strengths as a pitcher and weakness as a drinker.
Oracle could end its 17-month old pursuit of PeopleSoft--or at least its...
Now that you're getting a handle on the tricks of the anti-spam trade, the time is ripe to shift some of that attention to preventing outbound e-mails containing sensitive information from escaping the boundaries of your network. Unintended leaks of proprietary corporate content by a company's own employees can result in heavy revenue losses, legal penalties, lost credibility, and conflict with privacy and data security regulations.