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March 12, 2013

Cloud realities: Lessons so far

On March 13, ZDNet hosted a live panel featuring four cloud-seasoned CXOs that discussed the benefits gained, lesson learnt and the challenges that remain from practical experience based on experience from cloud deployments.

June 23, 2009 by

HTC announces the Hero with HTC Sense and Adobe Flash Player 10

HTC held a big event in London today to announce the new HTC Hero Google Android device running with their new HTC Sense user interface. The Hero is a sleek looking Google Android device that appears similar to the HTC Magic with a slimmer form factor that still incorporates that distinctive "chin". The HTC Sense UI integrates methods of communication to improve the end user experience and is a UI that will be incorporated across HTC devices in the future. HTC and Adobe also announced that Flash Player 10 will be integrated in the Hero.

February 5, 2009 by

RightNow comes home strong

While the focus in enterprise applications is on a landscape laden with doom, RightNow, an on-demand CRM vendor ended 2008 strongly, ahead of guidance. On the earnings call, CEO Greg Gianforte was understandably upbeat asserting that (via Seeking Alpha transcript):First, our land and expand strategy has been allowing customers to experience the benefits of RightNow solutions in a low-risk/ high-reward approach before they spend millions of dollars from those.

January 28, 2009 by

Blade Networks enabling the dynamic datacenter

As organizations embark on the journey to a more dynamic datacenter, they often start by adopting application virtualization or processing virtualization technology. Once they experience the benefits of these tools, the next step is often looking for ways to automate, orchestrate and optimize the environment.

July 15, 2008 by

The myth of Windows "Workstation" 2008

For a few months now I've been hearing stories from people who claim to be getting a much better Windows experience by ditching Windows Vista and adopting Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system. But are there any benefits to throwing your copy of Vista into the bin and running Windows Server 2008?

July 14, 2008 by

Magic mushrooms to treat cancer anxiety?

In a 2006 study, U.S. researchers have shown that psilocybin, a substance contained in 'sacred mushrooms,' produced substantial spiritual effects -- when administered under controlled conditions. The scientists recently interviewed the volunteer subjects and they've noted that most of them 'continued to say 14 months later that the experience increased their sense of well-being or life satisfaction.' These lasting benefits of 'magic mushroom' therapy -- which included a single dose -- are giving new ideas to the researchers. Why not using hallucinogens to treat cancer-related anxieties? New studies are being planned to answer this question and the researchers are recruiting volunteers. But read more...

January 4, 2007 by

Motorola Q proves how updating a misbehaving smartphone can be daunting

One of the benefits of doing a long term test with something like a Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q smartphone is that you really get to experience all of its high and low points. Here on ZDNet's Dan and David Show (a weekly podcast), Dan has occasionally asked me why on earth I continue to use the Q given how much I complain about it.

April 7, 2006 by

The lesser known benefit of standards to developers

Dan Bricklin, who is very much heads-down in the thick of single-handedly developing wikiCalc these days, has used his blog to reflect on his recent coding experiences and talks about one of the lesser known benefits of standards to developers (and ultimately the software they develop).  Wrote Bricklin of his experience so far: ....


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