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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Red Hat's Tiemann: Architectural Vision Must Be 20/20

May 14, 2003, 13:00 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Last week, he stopped in at Babson College in this Boston suburb to speak at a Linux workshop hosted by the school's Center for Information Management Studies (CIMS). Tiemann, however wasn't in town as a Red Hat evangelist. Instead, he was singing the praises of intelligent system and network architecture and explaining how Linux and open-source software encourage the sort of innovation and progress that proprietary systems are not capable of. 'Bad architecture and the proprietary lock-in has frozen out innovation,' Tiemann said...

"Are enough CIOs and enterprise decision makers thinking about using Linux and open-source software from an architectural perspective?

"Tiemann: The only companies thinking about it that way are the ones being successful. I am not seeing companies able to change [the] status quo or retrofit infrastructure purely at a technology level. Without having the architectural vision, things are constantly mired down in topics of speeds and feeds and discounts and SLAs and features in the next release. It ultimately becomes an environment of no decision..."

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