JDJ, really? seemed to state the obvious to me. Probably had that title to get someone to read it. Actually it would have been more informative if he mentioned the fact that more high level business decisions are based on the buzz than the bang. Many of the companies I have worked at have installed numerous systems because they are the latest and greatest only to go on to something new in 5 years (needed or not). What people don't seem to realize is that many decision makers need to bring something new in to justify themselves. If they don't...they are just resting on someone else's laurels. When it was the buzz, some companies moved to SAP ( a newer version of other software out there). Now I am hearing these same people are moving back because they realize that it didn't buy them much. But each is a decision with a corporate goal attached which can show movement (even if its backward), and aviod a static appearance. What do some of you out there think? Especially those of you with some mileage on you.
Daniel, In the first paragraph you say that companies are moving into the newest and greatest (needed or not). In the second paragraph you state that the companies are moving back because they did not get much of using the newest and greatest? I would say, during clintonian administration many families bought a computer. Are they going to upgrade in 1 or 2 or 5 years? I do not think they will. They need to get on Internet for doing some browsing which might force them to download some of the supporting software to explore the web but that software has to be free. Is there anything else to force anyone to buy a new �faster� machine with the latest software? I doubt that. I would say this might be a point in a time that something has to stabilize like the software that supports and takes advantage of what the users have. This might apply to small business as well, why should they buy new systems or new software, for a couple of modifications to create better business letters? Big companies might incorporate the XML to move data around in more standard way, security on Internet for the small users might take a new shape, but that might be it. Let�s hope that there is something unthinkable that might come up and propel the IT forward. Cundra
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