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InformationWeek: Carr: Is CIO Rocket Scientist Or Baggage Handler?

Feb 17, 2006, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"When author Nicholas Carr says open source will revolutionize IT software use, he doesn't mean it in the same sense that open source advocates do. He's still standing by his thesis in Does IT Matter? And his answer to that question remains, no, not for strategic advantage, even though he sees a much larger role for open source code in IT.

"To get a 'yes' answer to Does IT Matter?, at least from Carr, you'd have to demonstrate that the software infrastructure was leading the company's strategy, that changes in software were changing the way it does things and changing the company's revenues and earnings..."

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