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CIO Today: Perceptual Change and Consequences

Mar 28, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"One of the most common mistakes you hear people make is demonstrated in the use of the word 'platform' as a kind of shorthand that explicitly refers to hardware and software while implicitly proclaiming the general applicability of the speaker's expertise to many different hardware and software environments.

"In reality, software environments are not interchangeable. The management methods and ideas applicable to one may, or may not, apply in the other..."

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