Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Frugal Friday: Palm Pre, OpenSolaris, Bing, OOMA

In this installment of Frugal Friday, fellow techie and former Palm afficionado Scott Raymond and I discuss the Palm Pre, the new OpenSolaris 2009.06 release, Microsoft's Bing decision engine, and interview Rich Buchanan, Chief Marketing Officer of the OOMA Voice over IP service.

June 5, 2009 by


AMD Istanbul: Field Upgrade Only If Your Hands are Nimble

The newly-launched AMD Opteron 24xx and 84xx server CPUs have six processor cores. Unlike Intel's Nehalem, which requires entirely new and unproven mainboards, systems, chipsets and sockets, the "Istanbul" is based on existing, mature AMD chipsets and uses the existing 1207-pin Socket F, allowing current Quad-Core Opteron systems to be field upgraded rather than requiring entirely new server purchases.

May 31, 2009 by


RIM and Google: The Perfect Storm?

A "Perfect Storm": The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on  BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform that not even Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile or Palm webOS could dare to challenge. But could the marriage ever be consummated?

May 27, 2009 by