Latest from Jason Perlow
The ZEN of PlateSpin
Fellow ZDNet blogger Dan Kusnetzsky this morning addresses the organizational challenges of Novell integrating virtualization ISV PlateSpin into its culture. While I agree any acquisition of any type has organizational challenges, I think Novell has already shown it can take a company with a radically different corporate culture, SuSE, and successfully incorporate it into its own.
Frugal Tech Show: eReaders Suck, JooJoo, Nexus One, Net Privacy, SPICE and VDI, RedHat Virtualization
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about the limitations of today's eReaders, the JooJoo and the tablet MID phenomenon, the Google Nexus One phone, recent developments in Net Privacy, Red Hat's open source release of Qumranet's SPICE virtual desktop protocol, and we talk to Navin Thadani, director of Red Hat's enterprise virtualization business.Click Here to Listen to the December 14, Frugal Tech Show Podcast.
Slicing up Sun
Being employed by a large technology company and being a freelance technology writer has its pitfalls, one of which is from a disclosure perspective: I'm not allowed to talk about strategy and forward-looking statements regarding the company I work for.The risk of making such statements is that one might commit the company to things that it wouldn't necessarily commit to, especially when one is not qualified or permitted to make such statements in the first place.
Economic crisis as a technology change agent
Sometimes, to make an omelette, you need to break a few eggs. However if this week's bloodbath on Wall Street is any indication, then I would say we've made ourselves a full-blown deep dish quiche the size of Yankee Stadium with tens of billions of cartons of eggs.