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June 10, 2010


Martin G

I think one interesting thing is the way in investing in one thing could open other opportunities which you never realised.

For example, when the company I work for decided to build an HD broadcast capability what we didn't realise is that it would allow us to do something even more revolutionary and build a 3D broadcast capability with minimal incremental investment.

I suspect we might see similar things with people building flexible IT infrastructures, change will speed-up and we might see people doing some really special stuff. Or we might just see even more of the same...

Chuck Hollis

Good point -- sometimes investing in generic capabilities leads to opportunities that weren't obvious at the outset.

Rick Parker

I agree investing in generic (and scalable as budget allows) is a good idea because trying to predict future products and services does not usually work well but having a flexible scalable infrstructure gives you the
best odds to support whatever comes up.

On a 2nd note on Cloud computing about 10 years ago Business Process Reengineering was the buzz based on the book Reengineering the Corporation and in the paperback edition in a note to the reader the authors state a concern that the misuse and abuse of the term Reengineering would prevent the changes from occuring but thats exactly what happened, fear of change, confusion, and the status quo has basically killed BPR. I would hate for that to happen to Cloud computing. FYI, BPR is just as useful today as it was back then

binary option

Good point, not all businesses invest in IT, they just spend. Investing in a binary option for example, earned money for me. There should be returns when a business invests in anything, particularly IT.


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

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