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Wayne Rash, eWeek

Wayne Rash, senior technology editor
eWeek

March 2008
 

Veteran tech scribe Wayne Rash has a new job these days: attracting high-quality content generated by vendors. We're not necessarily talking contributed articles here. Also think video and slide shows. Wayne's turf is the eWeek.com Knowledge Center. Join us tomorrow to learn how it all works, and whether you or your clients have something meaty to contribute to Wayne's cause.

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Larry Seltzer, eWeek

Larry Seltzer, eWeek
Security Blogger

March 2008

If you've seen PCMag.com's Security Watch blog or eWeek's Cheap Hack -- you've seen security expert Larry Seltzer at work. He specializes in spam and viruses but blogs about much more than that. He's a bit of a curmudgeon, but a lovable one. Trust us. :-)

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RSS-as-Battleground for the IT Trades

The IT trades compete in many ways, and one of them is with RSS. How many feeds does each title provide? How are they segmented?

We've been studying this lately and here are some nuggets for you:

* eWeek/Ziff Davis Enterprise has 137 feeds, just nine more than Computerworld at 128. Network World has 71, InfoWorld only 21 and InformationWeek even less than that at 19. What a gap! We'll examine additional IT destinations in subsequent SWMS research.

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eWeek Lays off Five Reporters

Paula Musich, Lisa Vaas, Peter Galli, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols and Renee Boucher Ferguson were among those laid off this week at Ziff Davis Enterprise (ZDE), according to sources inside the company.

The departures came after ZDE quarterly revenues fell far below the levels expected by Insight Venture Partners, the company that bought ZDE in 2007.

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Cameron Sturdevant, eWeek

Cameron Sturdevant, technical director
eWeek Labs
December 2007
 
Highlight:
“I think it’s important to say that what consumers provide to enterprise is a piece of information to transact businesses, not to be taken to an extreme and used all over the place.” He’ll also be looking at “lots of examples of irresponsibility about data; the cash register at the local store has more security” than many corporations who house “huge amounts of personal data.” Security book reviews are also on the drawing board.
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Jim Rapoza, eWeek

Jim Rapoza, chief technology analyst
eWeek
July 2007

 

 

The new Ziff Davis

 

In the wake of the sale to Insight Venture Partners, the remaining eWeek staffers are enjoying a boost in morale, according to Jim. Debt free and with the promise of investment from the new owners, things are looking up. Expect the staff to grow and note the following changes already in place:

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