"As a consultant, consistency and trends are essential
signifying elements in determining where software, hardware and IT
is heading. In some cases this can be predictable, such as Linux,
but it can also be a total surprise right out of the blue with
success piggybacking onto an application from nowhere, such as with
Firefox and Moodle. Either way, it is important that the consultant
identifies how the application is becoming used, and importantly
for Open Source tools, the long-term vitality of the project. Sure
it may be cool now, but will it be around next year...?"
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