Jason Perlow

Senior Technology Editor

Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, Proofpoint, Inc.

My full-time employer is Proofpoint, Inc. I write as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of ProofPoint. Other than Microsoft and Proofpoint, I own no investments or direct financial instruments in the companies I write about.

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Cookin' with Linux

Cookin' with Linux

While installing and building Linux servers has never been simpler, it's still easy to get burned. There are many ways to roll a Linux-based solution, and not all of them will fit your customers' specific needs.

November 20, 2000 by in Open Source

Delta Airlines pioneers biometric aiport security screening

Delta Airlines pioneers biometric aiport security screening

As predicted in my previous post about Continental Airlines' actively obstructive behavior in order to prevent access to CLEAR lanes in its major airport hubs, a major competing airline, Delta Airlines threw down the gauntlet this morning as the first major domestic US air carrier to enter a long term co-branded partnership with Verified Identity Pass.

June 16, 2008 by in Banking

Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world

Pondering Apple in a post-Jobs world

Before all of you start sending nastygrams my way about how tasteless and premature this blog post is, let me just say upfront I agonized about whether or not it should even be written in the first place, and my industry colleagues I consulted about it told me that the topic, while uncomfortable, is fair game.Steve Jobs is still CEO of Apple, and he's still alive, and unofficially Dictator for Life.

June 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

The reality TV series we all really want to watch

The reality TV series we all really want to watch

I'm not a big fan of reality TV shows, particularly the ones that are focused on the life of a particular celebrity. For a while, I liked watching Ozzy, and then some of Gene Simmons, strictly for the bizarre aspects, but then the morbid fascination tends to fade quickly.

June 14, 2008 by in Hardware

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law.

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law.

Every weekend I return home from traveling the country working at the 10,000 foot level of enterprise architecture for Fortune 500 customers, there is at least a fifty percent chance that I may be called upon to do some in the trenches desktop support work.Such drudgery is occasionally required, especially if you are to maintain your status as a Good Son-In-Law.

June 29, 2008 by in CXO