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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The ZEN of PlateSpin

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.

March 3, 2008 by in Storage

Frugal Tech Show: eReaders Suck, JooJoo, Nexus One, Net Privacy, SPICE and VDI, RedHat Virtualization

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.

December 13, 2009 by in Storage

Economic crisis as a technology change agent

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.

September 16, 2008 by in Storage

Slicing up Sun

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.

December 3, 2008 by in Storage