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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.
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Brocade Communications has announced that the former CEO of a company it acquired (Rhapsody Networks) will take over its helm. Stepping down, but staying on as board director is Greg Reyes and stepping up is Michael Klayko.
Nicholas Carr of "IT Doesn't Matter" and Does IT Matter?
Discounting a report that HP CEO Carly Fiorina's authority over the whole company was about to be diluted by an executive shuffle, a News.com story by Matt Hines quotes HP spokesperson Robert Sherbin as saying:"Boards discuss a wide range of topics consistent with their fiduciaryresponsibilities, and any speculation about these discussions is justthat--pure speculation....
Former CIO for the state of Utah, Internet company executive (Excite@Home and...
Unhappy with HP's uneven performance on Wall St., the company's board of directors is apparently reconsidering the scope of CEO Carly Fiorina's management duties.
Ian Foster is one of rock stars (if there is such a thing) of grid computing. For the last decade, Foster-- Associate Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory and the Arthur Holly Compton Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago--and his cohorts have been working on a set of software services and libraries to develop open-standard grid infrastructure and applications.
Datapoint: Latest BT Trax mindshare figures show that, in the last month, Apple's share of total news stories read by ZDNet users in the desktop category skyrocketed from 3 to over 70 percent...
Sun is ratcheting up the heat on IBM, with an open letter from Jonathan Schwartz to IBM CEO Sam Palmisano (text...
In the interests of research, one of my colleagues at the Labs is walking around wearing a LifeShirt from VivoMetrics. The LifeShirt contains sensors that track heart rate, body temperature and respiration, and wirelessly transmit the data to a PDA or PC.