"As the ongoing recession continues to choke IT capital
spending, buying integrated software from big-name vendors is on
the way out -- fast. What's in is "IT lite," which includes Web 2.0
technologies and services that are cheaper and easier to implement,
mix and match. It also includes software from no-name,
up-and-coming vendors; open-source tools and applications; and an
ever-widening variety of tools for mapping, chat and more that are
available for free on the Internet. "