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Computer Business Review: Homegrown and Open Source to Get Last Laugh

Jan 08, 2006, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"As 2005 was drawing to a close, there was a lot of activity surrounding a new twist on a very old idea: the compute utility. Well, to be more precise, utilities are an old idea that were perfected during that industrial revolution for water distribution (and other related public water works such as sewage disposal), transportation, energy distribution, and communications.

"The question that the IT community is pondering is whether it is possible or desirable for there to be a utility or a collection of utilities for data processing, data storage, networking, and collaboration..."

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