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Staffing for Linux, Not Distribution X

“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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