Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is the former Editor in Chief of ZDNet. 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.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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Surprise! Virtualization hurts server sales after all

Surprise! Virtualization hurts server sales after all

Virtualization vendors would like you to believe that software that allows you to run more applications on one server actually helps server sales. The argument, which I heard from a few analysts and VMware after I questioned that logic here and here, goes like this: Virtualization means you'll upgrade servers.

March 20, 2007 by in Servers

Can you save money with cloud computing?

Can you save money with cloud computing?

The common perception is that cloud computing can save you a bundle, but a Forrester Research note indicates that the calculus is complicated. In fact, companies that don't manage resource consumption well could get hosed.

May 2, 2011 by in Servers