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AlwaysOn: Will They All Go Open Source?

Nov 05, 2005, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Mickos)

"Several years ago, observers of the software industry started speaking about commoditization. Some viewed it as the antithesis of innovation, others saw in it the ultimate form of business model innovation. Some claimed commoditization of the software industry was a threat, others that it was the salvation. Whatever you thought back then about software commoditization--today it is reality.

"And not only software is being commoditized. With the advent of low-cost systems based on Intel and Opteron CPUs, so is hardware, and arguably outsourced services are also being commoditized through offshoring..."

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