Karen Friar

News editor, ZDNet UK

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She has been in journalism since the last century, starting out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, specialising in security. After 14 years in California and a marriage-related change of name (from Karen Said), she returned to her homeland to work at ZDNet UK and so that her husband could deepen his knowledge of the offside rule.Follow me on Twitter at @Karen_Friar

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Did you know? How to get indexed by Technorati

Did you know? How to get indexed by Technorati

This will be old news, of course, to the ZDNet faithfuls--Matt Loney pointed a while ago to Mike Barrett's advice on making your Community blog visible to Technorati. For those who don't know, Technorati is a search engine that combs the blogosphere for answers to queries--but it will only do this with blogs it is tracking.

April 10, 2007 by in Tech Industry

The KISS-off for virtualisation

The KISS-off for virtualisation

Roberto Maietta has posted an interesting Talkback outlining what he sees as the pitfalls of virtualisation ."I look at this in terms of security updates, in fact any kind of updates, and it makes me shudder," he writes.

April 11, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Who owns your old email messages?

Who owns your old email messages?

Over in our Forums section, a member named The Chief has asked for clarification on this: "if a member of staff leaves a company, is the email address that he was using (eg joebloggs@mycompany.com) owned by him or the company?

April 10, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Come talk to us about datacentre efficiency

Come talk to us about datacentre efficiency

I read every post made on ZDNet UK by our members, and every day it's brought home to me what a wealth of expertise there is out there among our users. Of course, it's the cornerstone of the community here--if we pool what we know, and share it, then we'll all benefit.

August 29, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Ballmer goes off-message with Windows 8 timing hint

Ballmer goes off-message with Windows 8 timing hint

Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer has indicated that the next version of Windows will arrive in 2012, only to be contradicted by the company's official press corps.At a developer's event in Tokyo on Tuesday, Ballmer spoke about several Microsoft products before finally talking about Windows 7 and the plans for the upcoming update to the OS.

May 24, 2011 by in Tech Industry

You're invited: Breakfast briefing on virtualisation

You're invited: Breakfast briefing on virtualisation

As promised, ZDNet UK is hosting a get-together where we give you a chance to meet industry experts and get their views on an IT issue of the day. We're inviting folks to come along to a breakfast briefing in London on virtualisation, with a panel discussion, question-and-answer session, the opportunity to network -- and a groaning buffet of food, of course.

September 16, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Here comes the Small Business blog

Here comes the Small Business blog

There's a lot that IT can do for a small business. It can be a godsend in getting the work done -- think of how mobile tech can keep things moving when you're out on client calls -- and it can also be a real driver of growth.

September 19, 2008 by in Tech Industry

ICANN sites hijacked?

ICANN sites hijacked?

Just a day after ICANN opened up domain rules, a Turkish group of hackers has messed with some of the Internet body's sites, according to a report on Zone-H.The report says that the NetDevilz group redirected visitors to "icann.

June 27, 2008 by in Tech Industry