Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Misc Thoughts and Ramblings
- Too many folks are getting the notion of innovation twisted. Innovation is not really about technology but about societal issues that are transformational and impediments to it. I wish other bloggers could talk in these terms.
- Been thinking about GNU/Linux and its recent rapid adoption within the enterprise. Likewise have been thinking about OpenSolaris. Industry analysts aren't recommending one over the other. Curious in what situations they would?
- I wonder if there is a business opportunity for RedHat to also support OpenSolaris?
- Why does the marketplace believe that Microsoft is anti-open source? They are more community-oriented and provide more source code than any other vendor on the planet!
- Anyone know when Oracle will actually start embracing the open source movement? They seem to be the last big holdout
- VoIP is intriguing to me in large enterprises yet analysts again aren't doing their part. For example, if an enterprise were to consider Asterisk for call centers and regional offices, they could save tons of money. I have heard that a Dual Xeon can process 400 concurrent calls
- How come enterprise architects never seem to talk about the lack of strong technical leadership within their shops as the root cause to low morale, year-over-year budget increases and other IT ailments. We all know that the words management and leadership within our corridors is used interchangably but shouldn't, so what should we do about this?
- I wonder why David Heinemeier Hansson hasn't answered questions posted here. Is the Ruby community afraid to engage in an dialog with folks that may not 100% buy their value proposition?
- I wonder what it would take to get my favorite coworker blogger to discuss publicly what the five things he thinks enterprises do that are too enterprisey?
- I was thinking about emailing folks at Gartner to see if they would noodle an idea I had of changing the magic quadrant aways from listing vendors and instead to listing of products. That way, they could show 100% non-commercial open source products that provide benefit to large enterprises right next to closed-source commercial offerings. I wonder how successful I would be in convincing them? Maybe Larry at InformationWeek could discuss this concept in an upcoming article he is doing?
- What would happen if Jon Udell started his own analysis of the IT analyst industry and published it in an upcoming infoworld article? I bet that issue would sell more advertising for them.
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