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Silicon.com: Win2000: IT directors must look before they leap

Feb 22, 2000, 19:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Hallett)

"Three more industry experts have called on IT directors to approach Windows 2000 with some caution, warning: 'Don't believe the hype'."

"In the latest edition of Silicon.com's weekly Behind the Headlines panel discussion, Richard Sykes, Morgan Chambers chairman and ex-CIO at ICI, said: 'Is there something new that will make people do their business better, differently and more effectively? if there is, fine, but I suspect in a lot of cases there isn't.' "

"Clive Longbottom, analyst at Strategy Partners, added: 'Microsoft have got into a functionality war, selling what I call rubber chickens - selling people things they don't necessarily need. They have to do this going up against [Sun's] Solaris and Linux.' "

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