/. linked to this story on cio.com. I read it, and there are some gems. Things I have seen corporate IT leadership folks do.
While reading it, I was thinking “gee, wouldn’t it be funny if the problem of vendor favoritism showed up?”. That is, when specific vendors are chosen above others, not because of technological reasons, or valid business reasons, but because the CIO or IT leader wants to do business with people they know. We see this in the form of “approved vendor lists”. Which, as a small vendor with a better product than the competitors (better, cheaper, faster), is a high mountain to climb. We have to find and cultivate champions and “risk takers”. People who want to do right by their organization, its mission, and its share/stake holders.
Componentized, stripped of all garbage^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hthings you don’t need in a server, modularized … Ok, so when can we play with it to see if it takes to our JackRabbits and clusters? We are loading almost all our OSes via diskless/CF, and I would love to do this with WS2k8. That and I want to get … Read moreWindows server 2008: sounds quite interesting