roomisigloomis writes "This blog post is interesting in that the author talks about what he sees as the way desktop Linux will be successful. It all hinges on open standards and cooperation from OEMs, developers and everybody else but, hey, stranger things have happened. After reading this, I got to thinking that the year of Linux on the desktop isn't just pie in the sky. It might be real."Link to Original Source
roomisigloomis writes "Mr. Carr says that IT will become a purely infrastructural concept as its cost continues to drop. Further, because IT will become a commodity, it will provide no competitive advantage to any organization, just as electricity provides no such advantage today though it did at its introduction into the business world during the Industrial Revolution. Today, it is just a cost of doing business. To paraphrase the book, there were once Vice Presidents of Electricity; today, there are none. Can we expect the role of CIO to go the same way? According to this book, we can."Link to Original Source
roomisigloomis writes "Technology vendors these days say they want to be partners with their clients. However, most of them try to lock their "partners" in through proprietary data formats. Is this the way to treat a partner?
In the next three years, I see a couple of things happening:
* More companies will move to using open data standards
* Competition among software vendors will shift to business process support or business process modeling"Link to Original Source