Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and 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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Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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Welcome to Digital ID World

Welcome to Digital ID World

Digital identity isn't simply about single sign on, reputation systems and the centralization of identity data by Big Brother. Rather, digital identity covers a world that many don't usually see as identity.

April 6, 2006 by in Security

Bacon (MediaServices)  flavored Spam

Bacon (MediaServices) flavored Spam

This morning when I checked my mail, I had dozens of email messages from my cron daemon telling me Bad ObjectDriver config: onnection error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) The problem is that mysql daemon that powers my blog had died late last night and the periodic tasks I run need the database.

April 5, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Microsoft Office 14 to play roles

Microsoft Office 14 to play roles

Speaking at Software 2006, Simon Witts, corporate vice president of the enterprise and partner group at Microsoft, went through Microsoft's enterprise software and platform strategy and mentioned Office 14. Maybe it's been bandied about, but I hadn't heard about '14.

April 5, 2006 by in Microsoft

Newest corner office tech exec blog: VMware prez Diane Green

Newest corner office tech exec blog: VMware prez Diane Green

Although there are a lot of vice presidents, CTOs, and director-level (like BEA's Eric Stahl) tech execs from big IT companies blogging these days, there still aren't too many chief executives or presidents willing to mix it up the way Sun president Jonathan Schwartz first started doing.  Of course there's always JBoss CEO Marc Fleury who never minces words and Cape Clear CEO Annrai O'Toole.

April 5, 2006 by in VMWare

Photos: Software 2006

Photos: Software 2006

I took some photos during Software 2006 of some of the speakers, the nice parking lot at the Santa Clara Convention Center, and of Velocity Circus (below), who performed at the event dinner last night.

April 5, 2006 by in Tech Industry

JBOSS CEO Fleury (aka: open source bad boy) rips BusinessWeek a new one

JBOSS CEO Fleury (aka: open source bad boy) rips BusinessWeek a new one

Referring to a recent BusinessWeek story (see An Open-Source Lightning Rod: Marc Fleury has taken JBoss to the top, but he has alienated many along the way), JBoss CEO Marc Fleury has issued a return volley with way too many priceless prose to list. But here are some of the highlights: One of the advantages of achieving a little notoriety is that you get to spend time telling young journalists about what a “bad boy” you are.

April 5, 2006 by in Open Source

No trash talking from SAP's Agassi

No trash talking from SAP's Agassi

SAP executive board member and product & technology head Shai Agassi gave the NetWeaver pitch to the Software 2006 crowd this morning, and dropped some hints about solutions for small business that he said could be set up in one minute.  Agassi was quick to point out the SAP's enterprise application license revenue share compared to it closest competitors.

April 5, 2006 by in SAP

Socialtext's Miki mobile wiki

Socialtext's Miki mobile wiki

I was chatting with Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText at Software 2006 yesterday, checking out his company's new Miki--what he calls the first mobile wiki--on his Nokia N90 phone. It's wikis 'to go,' optimized for any mobile Web browser and users collaborating on projects anytime, anywhere.

April 4, 2006 by in Mobility

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