Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Industry on the brink of a patent war warns Ovum

The recent escalation in patent disputes is getting out of hand and can potentially lead to an all out patent war warns Ovum's Gary Barnett. Recently, a company called BTG (British Technology Group) sued several e-commerce sites, including Amazon.

September 21, 2004 by Chris Jablonski


Forrester CEO: Sun's plan is bold but has potholes

Fresh off a visit with Sun execs, Forrester Research CEO George Colony thinks he has handle on the company's comeback strategy as well as the potholes that might trip it up. In addition to Sun's continued fixation on technology (an obsession that Colony warns could leave Sun vulnerable to Dell), the eight point plan is more about Red Hat than it is anything else.

September 21, 2004 by David Berlind


Linux ships passing in the night?

The Yankee Group has published its findings that desktop Linux is expected to make steady gains over the next few years, primarily in small business.

September 21, 2004 by David Berlind


OpenOffice: Did Microsoft and Sun just put open source profiteers on notice?

Last week, ZDNet contributing editor Dave Rosenberg asked if Sun may have sold out -- one of the open source projects that Sun stewards -- when a recently disclosed portion of the company's sweeping agreement with Microsoft revealed that Sun would not intervene should Microsoft choose to sue OpenOffice licensees for patent infringement.

September 20, 2004 by David Berlind


Smart dust for sale

Dust Networks launched the sale of its first product today, the SmartMesh wireless mesh networking platform for enterprise-class monitoring and control solutions. The dust is in the form of motes--compact, ultra low-power wireless network devices that provide modular connections to a wide range of sensors and actuators.

September 20, 2004 by ZDNet Editor


How loyal are you to your suppliers?

Many household names of the IT industry, including Dell and Microsoft, have been able to capture lasting feelings of customer loyalty, according to Walker Information's annual Loyalty Report for Information Technology. However, of 13,000 corporate IT buyers interviewed for the report, only 44 percent said they feel loyal to a majority of their suppliers, 30 percent feel "trapped" by at least some of their vendors, and almost 25 percent are looking to swap their IT providers for somebody else.

September 20, 2004 by ZDNet