David Grober

Managing Editor

David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Since 9/11, David has worked in ZDNet's Business Technology Group, and now serves as ZDNet's managing editor.

David Grober has nothing to disclose and does not hold any investments.

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Google managed a big surprise at Google I/O with the introduction of the Chrome-OS powered Chromebook laptop that will cost businesses $28 per month for a package that includes the hardware, software and support.

June 14, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

It's the most ambitious browser release Microsoft has ever undertaken. But is Internet Explorer 9 fast enough? Is it compatible enough? Is it cool enough to win back former IE users?

September 24, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.

April 15, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

The enterprise software market features massive players like SAP and Oracle and customers that are beginning to question their license fees. Can enterprise software companies count on ever-increasing maintenance revenue streams. The enterprise software field is massive and includes Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, CA and dozens of other players both large and small.

April 14, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

SAP's software powers many enterprises, but the company is in transition with new co-CEOs and a software as a service suite called Business ByDesign that targets the mid-market. SAP's software developer network is viewed as a powerful community that can deliver answers quickly. SAP is also betting heavily on business intelligence via its acquisition of BusinessObjects.

April 14, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

News to know: Nokia Symbian; XP phase-out; Apple badware

News to know: Nokia Symbian; XP phase-out; Apple badware

Notable headlines: Mary Jo Foley: No reprieve: XP phase-out begins June 30 Dancho Danchev: Trojan exploiting unpatched Mac OS X vulnerability in the wildSpam attack shut downs Marshall Islands email service200,000 sites spreading web malware, China's hosting the most John Carroll: Why I still prefer Internet Explorer Ryan Naraine:  How does Apple get away with this badware behavior?

June 24, 2008 by in Enterprise Software