A look back at the hot topics, major deals, and the technological breakthroughs of 2014 -- from security to product launches, and the year's successes and catastrophes.
Between the Lines
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. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish America Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. Rachel has a B.A. in Mass Communications and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she served as art director for the student magazine, Plated. In her spare time, she enjoys playing trumpet, learning rock climbing and archery, and listening to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. Someday she also will be perfectly fluent in both French and Spanish. Someday.
It's not all about programming, according to LinkedIn.
Toshiba's new range of hard disk drives includes 6TB of storage with a 12Gbit/s transfer rate.
The most recent developments in the Sony cyber attack spur one key question: Now what?
Ellison speculated that not only would Oracle catch up with partner/rival Salesforce.com next year -- but that it would eventually surpass the CRM giant in the cloud market.
IBM puts SoftLayer on the Equinix Cloud Exchange in a move that will make it a better option for hybrid cloud deployments.
In response, Oracle shares immediately rallied by 3.6 percent initially in after-hours trading.
UPDATED: Stateside, AT&T and Verizon are on deck to sell the Classic in 2015.
The service has out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft SharePoint; support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Google Drive is slated to arrive in the coming months.
The deal marks Teradata's fourth acquisition in the last six months, as the company aims to round out its portfolio of services that run on top of Hadoop.
The former e-commerce head for eBay will manage the Hootsuite's portfolio of products and services - which is on a pretty strong growth trajectory following the company's $60 million funding round in September.
The Palo Alto-based company says the new certifications support key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform.
The "Cromnibus" budget bill blocks the Obama administration's plans to relinquish control of Internet domain name and address administration. We're all better off this way.
All the Uncarrier moves made to poach consumers from other carriers apply to enterprises too, argues T-Mobile.
Oracle's second quarter results are about to land and analysts are exactly confident that the company can deliver better-than-expected financials.