Perspectives from industry analysts
A dose of commentary from leading industry analysts and pundits.
April 16, 2002 11:45 AM PDT
John Dickinson says the high-tech industry is very close to realizing the benefits of tomorrow's technology. What's still missing, however, is the infrastructure to glue it all together.
April 15, 2002 12:00 PM PDT
Open Source Initiative co-founder Bruce Perens writes that a proposed antitrust settlement contains a loophole Microsoft will use to escape challenge from its only viable competitor.
April 12, 2002 9:45 AM PDT
If handset makers and wireless carriers dally much longer over turning their plans into real products, CNET News.com's Melissa Francis says, that's bad news for the embattled telecom sector.
April 11, 2002 12:00 PM PDT
Dr. David Charles says the creation of more high-speed data capacity will help millions of people realize breakthrough benefits from this confluence of technology and medicine.
April 11, 2002 4:00 AM PDT
Strategist Jeff Maling says increased investment in CRM software has bought only steadily declining customer satisfaction rates. That's not what was supposed to happen. So why the disconnect?
April 10, 2002 12:00 PM PDT
American ISP Association Director Sue Ashdown says the Tauzin-Dingell bill fails to foster the deployment of high-speed Internet technologies and will extend the Baby Bells' local phone service monopoly into broadband.
April 10, 2002 4:00 AM PDT
The outlook for the storage business in a merged HP-Compaq is anything but rosy, according to Ashok Kumar, who says the deal will snuff out the spark at what was one of Compaq's brightest lights.
Robert von Goeben
April 8, 2002 4:00 AM PDT
Starter Fluid founder Robert von Goeben offers a few pointers to would-be entrepreneurs trying to figure out how to get the attention of increasingly distracted venture capitalists.
April 5, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Author Edwin Black writes that new evidence connecting IBM headquarters to the activities of its subsidiary in occupied Poland during World War II raises questions about the company's dealings with the Third Reich.
April 3, 2002 11:45 AM PST
CNET News.com's Larry Dignan says the computer industry's top execs have compiled an enviable track record of making sure they get theirs in good times and bad.
J. William Gurley
April 3, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Technology defenses can only go so far, according to J. William Gurley, who writes that governments must go further to combat what has become a major bane of corporate networks.
April 1, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Andy Carvin of the Benton Foundation says rumors of the demise of the digital divide are not just greatly exaggerated--they're flat-out wrong.
March 29, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Is IT ready to start buying again? And if so, what's different this time around? Industry watcher Jon Oltsik says the past year has helped technology managers figure out what they want.
March 22, 2002 12:00 PM PST
UserLand Software CEO Dave Winer writes that muddled thinking about technology by government policy-makers has produced the first real demo of a nightmarish scenario.
March 21, 2002 12:15 PM PST
StreamTone CEO Ravi Razdan warns that in its rush to embrace Web services, the computer industry is unknowingly inviting hackers to waltz through gaping structural holes.
March 21, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Former Network Solutions CTO David Holtzman warns against using legal restrictions and regulatory covenants to create a universal definition of a multisided issue like privacy.
March 20, 2002 4:00 AM PST
CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says that the last thing HP CEO Carly Fiorina needs to do in the first flush of victory is extend a phony olive branch to Walter Hewlett.
March 19, 2002 12:00 PM PST
Proponents argue that it's a strategic market, but analyst Ashok Kumar says the truth is decidedly different. His conclusion: The heady days are history.
March 18, 2002 4:00 AM PST
Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin asks whether policy-makers deciding new rules for telecom and media companies could blow it if they make the wrong choice.
March 14, 2002 12:00 PM PST
Venture capitalist Bruce Sachs writes that people are fed up with waiting for the arrival of truly "mobile broadband" access. Hint: He has a few ideas about how to speed things up.