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Staffing for Linux, Not Distribution X

Jul 11, 2007, 04:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Back in the mid to late 1970s the battle for control of corporate IT was in full swing. One side, the corporate data processing group in Finance, maintained an almost absolute ideological purity with deep commitments to one vendor and the One Right Way while, on the other, line managers all over the businesses involved were deploying application appliances in everything from word processing to production planning and shop floor management.

"By the early eighties data processing had won most of the battles on the strengths of a single argument: that efficient use of corporate resources required a single corporate systems architecture--which only they were in a position to design and implement..."

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