Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet; Editorial Director, TechRepublic

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. 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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News to know: SAP; Hacking NASA; Apple; OpenSolaris

News to know: SAP; Hacking NASA; Apple; OpenSolaris

Notable headlines:Nate McFeters: Hacking NASA: One small step for man, one giant leap for hackers?Common misconceptions about database securitySapphire 2008:Dennis Howlett: The changing SAP cultureLarry Dignan: SAP's Apotheker: Business ByDesign costs led to delayIn search of Business ByDesign: The NetWeaver 7.

May 5, 2008 by in SAP

SAP's Apotheker: Business ByDesign costs led to delay

SAP's Apotheker: Business ByDesign costs led to delay

SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker says that Business ByDesign, the application giant's high-profile software as a service product, was delayed because of its total cost of ownership for the company.That's a fancy way of saying SAP hasn't figured out how to make money at its $149 per user per month price point.

May 5, 2008 by in SAP